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  • 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
  • The annual Kenai Peninsula Summer Music Festival starts Monday with noon time concerts in Homer and Kenai-Soldotna. Upcoming Homer concerts are Monday at Don Jose’s, Tuesday at Land’s End Resort, Wednesday at Two Sisters Bakery and July 31 at the Pratt Museum. The Madison String Quartet and frie...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Author Barbara Martin and artists Cherise Hyslip and Marsha Oberlender sign their books from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Bear Trax Gift and Gallery on the Homer Spit. Hyslip illustrated Martin’s book, “Offense Get Off of My Fence.” The book teaches children and adults how ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Like a good salmon run that keeps coming back stronger and stronger, Salmonstock, the three-day celebration of salmon and music, returns for its fourth year at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Last year the festival drew 5,500, and this year organizers expect it to top that and sell out...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:44pm
  • In its 20th year, the Homer Breast Cancer Run is doing something different. The Aug. 10 event begins at 9 a.m. at Mariner Park during a low, minus 4.3 tide and participants will have the option to run, walk or bike a 1-mile or a 5-mile loop on the beach. Strollers and dogs on leash are welcome. Loca...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:16pm

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