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  • I came to Alaska in 1976 and moved to Homer in 1989. Lyn and I raised our two sons, Aaron and Robert, here. In 1993 I began a long association with Homer Hockey and served on the board for 10 years. During my tenure on the Homer Hockey board, the Kevin Bell Arena was built, which was a great accompl...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm
  • The State of the City and why we need to advocate against State budget cost shifting and for agreeing on a revenue plan: In Alaska we are faced with both a low value of oil as well as a low amount of oil coming through the line. The constitutional budget reserve will be completely depleted in FY 18....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm
  • There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the road” — the majestic and breathtaking beauty that provides a heartfelt appreciation for the wonders of nature and the cordiality of our community. Homer’s future is up to ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm
  • I enjoy taking phone polls. I enjoy answering the questions, and not answering the boxes the poll tries to fit me in. For example, when I am asked for my race I have to answer “American,” because that is what I am. I am an Alaskan. I am a Homerite, a resident of 99603....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm
  • I am unsure which topic I wanted to address in this column because I am passionate about many topics. I am concerned about our community. I want to see more togetherness, especially concerning real life issues that directly affect the people. Issues such as financial problems and drug addiction, bot...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm
  • Court reverses pot conviction by Michael Armstrong Staff writer The Court of Appeals has reversed a conviction for marijuana possession against a homeless Homer man. In a decision released Sept. 14, the court also rejected the claim of Michael L. Murphy, that his backpack should fall under the same ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:11am
  • ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Railroad is making final preparations for the first U.S. rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, a fuel that could be used to alleviate air pollution problems in the state’s second-largest city. The railroad Tuesday sent two loaded 40-foot LNG containers from Anchorage to...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:08am
  • Alaska’s bankers keep eyes on uncertain future By DJ Summers Morris News Service - Alaska “There was cautious optimism in the first six months of the year,” said First National Bank Alaska Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michelle Schuh. “Now I think people are just being ca...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:07am
  • Group to protest smaller PFD By Stephanie Prokop Morris News Service - Alaska Local retailers are expected to receive a boost when the dividend is distributed on Oct. 6, but not as big a boost compared to previous years....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:06am
  • Market may be officially over, but growers still plan to sell By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS Yes, the Homer Farmers Market is “officially” over. No more credit card machine, no more music, no more Market memorabilia. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a place to get fresh and local...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:05am

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