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  • Homer Mayor Beth Wythe will introduce a new ordinance at the next Homer City Council meeting proposing a city vote on whether to ban commercial cannabis in Homer. Wythe also has proposed an amendment to an ordinance up for second reading at the Feb. 22 meeting that would regulate cannabis activities...

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:04pm
  • The R.E.C. Room is rising up to raise awareness about violence against women – both in Homer and across the globe – by hosting a One Billion Rising event on Sunday, Feb. 14. Starting at 2 p.m. at the gazebo in WKFL park, which is next to Homer Jeans on Pioneer, the event will feature poetry read...

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:39pm
  •  The Anchor Point man accused of robbing the Short Stop Gas Station on Jan. 6 claimed innocence in a court hearing on Monday. “I’m not guilty,” Dellan Vanbuskirk, 28, said at a preliminary hearing held at the Homer Courthouse....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:35pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:30pm
  • NANWALEK — “Do you know what your name means?” Sally Ash asks each student in the classroom, one at a time. Some nod, others shake their heads. She’s not asking about their English names. The elementary and middle school students in Ash’s class at Nanwalek School are Sugpiaq, Alaska Native...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:35pm
  • In a new beach policy action most everyone called a compromise, at its regular meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would restrict driving on Bishop’s Beach. Ordinance 16-05(s), introduced by council member Catriona Reynolds, made these changes: • Define...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:33pm
  • Editor's note: The story has been updated to add several paragraphs at the end left off in editing. Should Homer regulate commercial cannabis activities by zoning district and allow the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale of pot? Or, should Homer opt out and prohibit completely all...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:32pm
  • Friday, February 12: Mr. Homer Pageant:  8 p.m. at Alice’s Champagne Palace  Entries are still open. Contact Dax for more information at 907-299-0319. “Pretty much anything alive can enter. In fact, I would love to see a coat rack enter. The weirder th...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:03pm
  • Throw in a chili cook-off, a home brew contest and a beauty pageant where a coat rack could win, spice it up with a hometown parade and an outhouse race, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for the annual Homer Winter Carnival....

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:01pm
  • A new ordinance to completely ban commercial cannabis in the city of Homer has been introduced by council member Heath Smith. The council has been considering and introduced another ordinance regulating cannabis activities by zoning district. Smith’s ordinance, 16-06, would not allow any commercia...

    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:37pm

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