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  • An administrative law judge has rejected a claim for Kevin Hogan and the Auction Block against the city of Homer, city attorney Thomas Klinkner announced in a memorandum to Mayor Beth Wythe and the Homer City Council at its meeting Monday night. “We are excited about that,” attorney Holly Wells ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:28pm
  • Traffic is backed up on the Sterling Highway last Friday near Pioneer Avenue as workers replace curb cutouts and sidewalk ramps at street and driveway corners. Work was being done between Mile 170 to 173 Sterling Highway. Motorists can expect lane restrictions and flagging on the road and should be ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:27pm
  • Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson certified that a citizen initiative to repeal a plastic bag ban had at least the 230 signatures necessary to put the question on the Oct. 1 ballot. Petition organizer Justin Arnold submitted 300 signatures, and of those, the clerk’s office determined 260 were of registe...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Like a lot of other building owners, the city of Homer has been looking at the natural gas line expansion with an eye on utility costs. How much would it cost to convert city buildings to natural gas? How much would the city save? And is it worth it?...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:20pm
  • Although it held a second reading and a public hearing on proposed changes to the city water and sewer rate schedule, the Homer City Council in a 4-1 vote on Monday postponed action until its June 24 meeting. The council said little during the regular meeting about why it postponed action, but at a ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Marilyn Parrett, one of the co-chairs of Relay for Life, Homer, takes a lap with others thanking sponsors of the event last Friday. Participants walked on Friday and Saturday in the American Cancer Society fundraiser. At least $75,000 was raised, said co-chair Tammy Ack...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Most of us living here in the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea have always suspected that we are, well, a little different. Turns out state labor analysts agree. Writing in the latest issue of Alaska Economic Trends, Economist Alyssa Shanks, of the Alaska Department of Labor, confirmed what a simple look ar...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Because of low king salmon runs, an emergency order issued Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes all sport fishing for any species of fish in the lower portions of the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The closure is i...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:54pm
  • Seldovia’s long history has been marked with highs and lows. Alaska Native groups came to the area to meet and trade. In the first half of the 1900s, fishing, mining and logging helped drive the population up to nearly 1,000. However, the opening of the Kenai Peninsula’s Sterling Highway, a decl...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:44pm
  • The Homer Recorder’s Office is temporarily closed for scheduled leave and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 20. During this time recordings for the district may be made at the Anchorage Recorder’s Office:  Anchorage Recorder’s Office ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 120...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:04pm

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