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  • The Homer Garden Club will sponsor its eighth annual Gardeners’ Weekend on Aug. 2-3. The weekend’s activities include: Aug. 2: Two presentations by Debra Prizing, a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based president of the Garden Writers Association, award-winning author and proponent of ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:14pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers earlier this month charged three Wasilla fishermen with taking an overlimit of 32 halibut on a July 3 fishing trip out of Anchor Point.  Vasilie Martosheff, 32, Iakov Ivanov, 29, and Nekolay Malahoff, 44, all face charges of taking an overlimit of halibut and violating ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center, will close as of July 31, the board of directors announced this week in letters to the editor of both of Homer’s weekly newspapers.  Current director Chelsea White confirmed the closure, but referred questions to Lolita Brache, president of the board. Whit...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Call it HPL-CSI. That’s Homer Public Library-Crime Scene Investigators.  In the case of a stolen skateboard, library staff last week screening security videos helped identify a person suspected of taking a 13-year-old boy’s custom, handmade, longboard-style skateboard. In a twist in the cas...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:11pm
  • In February, after neighbors in the Noview Avenue area protested putting Smallpond Childcare on their street, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission fell a vote short of approving a conditional use permit, CUP, needed to build.  The commission voted 4-2, with commissioners Roberta Highland and ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook Inlet.  Those views could lead visitors and newcomers to wonder: What would happen if one of the volcanoes blew?...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Candidate filing for the Oct. 7 municipal election, both the city of Homer and the Kenai Peninsula Borough, opens Aug. 1 and continues through Aug. 15. Names already are rising to the surface of who will and who will not run, with a fair amount of rumors added to the mix. For instance, if you heard ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Homer Physical Therapy introduces its newest staff member — Maggie Goedeke.  Originally from Kansas, Goedeke is a graduate of Wichita State University’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. She also has a bachelor of fine arts in music theatre from Wichita State University. She also has d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Let there be no question: There are salmon in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, known by locals simply as the Fishing Hole.  After several years of dismal salmon returns, king and silver salmon have been putting smiles on anglers’ faces and the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has t...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Don Barney of Primeville, Ore., had plenty of reasons to smile fishing July 18 with Capt. Chris Andrews of Alaska Coastal Marine aboard the Nautilus II. Two hundred and fifty reasons, to be exact. Barney’s 10-pound halibut won’t put him in first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but the ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:54pm

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