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  • It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended the 40th anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska — but when a table mate leaned over and said “Boy that’s great,” to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:28am
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:37pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes. Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second with 531 ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:34pm
  • Castner: People get to vote on charter Homer is a wonderful community; people pray together, play together, fish, farm, support their youth, and enjoy the talents of its chefs and artists. While diverse in political view, community values of fairness and non-discrimination generally...

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Arno: Let's encourage prosperity for all I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t know everything and we will have our differences but if you vote for me I will serve Homer with an open ear and I will do my best to serve the best interest of Homer.  And when I say ...

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:25pm
  • 12:30 p.m. update The Coast Guard and the state Division of Oil and Gas are reporting that the fire on Hilcorp’s Baker platform is under control. “Last I heard, the fire was still being fought, but it is basically smoldering at this point,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st C...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:22pm
  • Sarno: Involve citizens, youth ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:45am
  • 1. Some people have criticized the city of Homer as being anti-business. Do you think this is true? Why? What, if anything, should the city of Homer do to help business and promote economic development?  Candidates for Homer Mayor:...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:05am
  • It has been my privilege to be Homer’s mayor for the past two years. I have worked hard to represent Homer as a community “open for business.” Actions that I have promoted in this effort include:• Changes in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) presentation.• Encouraging a strategic planning...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:39am
  • My mayoral office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily citizen meetings at mayor’s office: Monday, public health and wellbeing; Tuesday, facilities and infrastructure; Wednesday, education; Thursday, budget and audit reviews; and Friday, economic development/port and harbor....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:35am

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