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  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Despite objections from many lower Kenai Penisula residents, the controversial onshore tracts just north of Homer remained a part of a proposed Cook Inlet state oil and gas lease sale scheduled for December. Most of the tracts are offshore in Cook Inlet, but some 192,...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:23pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Lasse Holmes, Karen Berger and Steve McCasland opened the doors to Homer Brewing Co. in the former Manley Terminal building on Ocean Drive on Sept. 21. It sold two beers: Old Inlet Pale Ale and Broken Birch Bitter. Holmes and former resident Lawrence Livingston create...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:24pm
  • The Homer Public Library unveiled two new additions — one small in size and the other quite large — during the 10th birthday celebration of the current library building on Saturday, Sept. 17. Guests walking into the library to attend the event were greeted by the new Friends of the Homer Public ...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:24pm
  • The first time 13-year-old McKenzy Johnson took a shot at the Dall ram she missed. Though McKenzy, her father Doug Johnson, and a family friend stood 250 feet from the ram, the distance forced her to shoot from a steep 30-degree angle. The ram, busy head-butting rocks to show his dominance, was maki...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Homer Police Chief Dennis Oakland ended up in pursuit of a car thief when he was called to handle a disturbance at Smoky Bay Natural Food on Bartlett Street. An employee called about 8 a.m. to report that Richard Phelan caused problems and refused to leave the store. ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News A Minnesota angler won the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 379-pound halibut. Jerry Meinders was visiting his son stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks and had never been halibut fishing before. On his fourth day of fishing, he reeled in the fish that end...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:40pm
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    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:17pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society and Alaska Marine Conservation Council are teaming up to offer Homer one big maritime festival next weekend, Sept. 8-11. By combining the 24th annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival with the second annual Halibut Fest, the two organizations avoid hosting overla...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:17pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 65th year marks a bittersweet milestone for the fair and its chief executive officer Lara McGinnis. After 12 years of cultivating a fair for the Kenai Peninsula community, this year’s fair will be McGinnis’ last....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:10pm

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