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  • Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker visit Homer on Oct. 9 for two events. At 2 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center, the Walkers are the featured speakers for the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit at the Homer Senior Center. The summit runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with representatives from several senior ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:27pm
  • Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub plane flies, it spans 80 miles east to west. It includes some of the borough’s most remote and sparsely populated areas: Razdolna, Voznesenka, Kachem...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:26pm
  • At a Town Hall meeting last week to discuss city of Homer budget options, about 50 people heard City Manager Katie Koester propose ways to bridge a $1 million fiscal gap in the 2016 budget. Citizens and the Homer City Council have three choices in balancing next year’s budget: • Cut city service...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:26pm
  • Our city of Homer, in my opinion, is one of the best places to live. Now, I’ll admit, I didn’t always feel this way. The lack of opportunities for young families combined with weather that was and is sometimes undesirable created in me a storm of discontent.  As I grew up and started a fami...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:33pm
  • FAIRBANKS — Thousands of Alaska residents are without power after a major snowstorm socked the Fairbanks area and forced a grocery to store frozen food outside. The National Weather Service says 11.2 inches of snow fell in Fairbanks through early Wednesday. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports t...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:32pm
  • Voters will have another shot at taking steps to reduce crime in Nikiski when they head to the polls on Oct. 6. Proposition 2 seeks to create a law enforcement service area following the same boundaries as the Nikiski Fire Service Area, including a section on the west side of Cook Inlet.  A yes...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:31pm
  • As if it were cemented in time, the earliest memory of my entry to Homer, in 1974, is canvased onto the outside wall of the bathrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School. That mural is an enduring legacy to the imaginations of a wide-eyed group of 3rd-5th graders. ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Homer is a unique place on earth that attracts a wide diversity of people to live and work here. Collectively, we are responsible for determining and maintaining the quality of life that fulfills the needs of the vast majority of our residents....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:29pm
  • In spite of evidence to the contrary, I believe most people can make good decisions if provided with good information. My only intent when first seeking political office in 2012 was to test this belief. Unlike the other five candidates running for City Council this year, I’m running on my record ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:28pm
  • Members of the City Council serve the community, and I would be honored to represent the residents of Homer in this capacity. I believe I bring several skills to the position: listening, objectivity, the ability and interest to delve below the surface of issues, and an understanding of how decisions...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:27pm

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