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  • As the leaves turn and snowflakes begin to replace rain in some parts of Alaska, tourism industry officials across the state are reporting a strong summer season. Though the season is not completely over, preliminary numbers indicate the predicted return to 1 million cruise passengers in the state t...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:00pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release from the governor’s office. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:58am
  • It sure is a good thing we have amazing growers in this area.  Just in case you haven’t finished putting up sauerkraut and kimchi or haven’t had your fill of cauliflower and carrots or if you still need to fill your root cellar (or just a cool space in the back of your garage) with potatoes...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:50am
  • Overall, the summer of 2013 was a good one for Homer businesses. By the end of the year, the number of visitors to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will top 10,000 people; the number of tourists coming through Homer will be much higher. In interviews with 14 local businesses, they we...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:47am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:35pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. Van Dyke is one of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business. The other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four vo...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:59pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties, including search and rescue.“We expect no impact on essential ...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 3:21pm
  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:16pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meetings, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30: 90-minute early release. Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Jan. 22: 90-minute early release. Feb. 26:...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:09am

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