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  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Two hundred people marched in a snowstorm on Monday, Dec. 2 to protest the Cook Inlet Lease Sale 85A, hoping to send an unmistakable message to Gov. Tony Knowles. Lease Sale 85A included roughly 1.1 million acres onshore and offshore from Turnagain Arm to the lower Ke...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:18pm
  • Upcoming Holiday Events 5-7 p.m. Friday, Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit. There will be a craft room for children, caroling by the Homer High School choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate and s’mores — and the lighting of the chamber’s big spruce tree.  ...

    Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:59am
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Most of the playground equipment at Karen Hornaday Park is unsafe and needs to be replaced, a risk management expert from the borough told the city of Homer. If a group of concerned residents get their way, new equipment could become a reality by spring 1997. Members ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:25pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Nanwalek residents were about to hold a special election on Dec. 10 to decide whether to ban the sale, importation and possession of alcholic beverages in the Native community. Secretary/treasurer of the Nanwalek village council Sally Ash predicted the measure would p...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:26pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials will use the state fairgrounds and part of a Ninilchik Tribal Council building to teach 119 Ninilchick elementary school students after a fire destroyed part of their school the week before. Although smoke-damaged, th...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:37pm
  • As people begin making their Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get an early start on gift shopping, Homer also opens its wallets — and hearts — to give to those more in need. Last Friday, the Homer Community Food Pantry held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Local restaurants donated soup and p...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:17pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Rep. Gail Phillips was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, defeating Democratic challenger Joni Whitmore in a close election that saw Whitmore do well south of Anchor Point, but lose by a wide margin in the northern precincts. U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:13pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: The request for just over $2 million for a new city library topped Homer’s areawide legislative wish list that was adopted on Monday, Oct. 28. The Homer City Council voted 4-0 to approve the list that shows the city’s support for projects that would serve a public...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:24pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:00am
  • The Haunted Hickory, a spooky tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, opens to scare the Homer and wider-Kenai Peninsula community on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. The haunted ship tour is also the cutter’s biggest community outreach event of the year....

    Tue, 10/25/2016 - 9:04am

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