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  • For more than 100 years people have been doing amazing things with bicycles in Alaska. In 1898, a handful of hardy souls rode more than 1,000 miles from Dawson to Nome — well before cars, trains or even roads. ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:14am
  • Contractors and city workers last week removed Ramp 7 from the harbor. Ramp 7 is the ramp that connects JJ float and the Seldovia Bay Ferry mooring to the Homer Harbor uplands. Seldovia Village Tribe built the ramp and improvements to JJ float for its ferry operation between Homer and Seldovia. The ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:08am
  • The Homer City Council at its Monday night meeting will consider a resolution to disapprove the Homer Advisory Planning Commission’s recommendation supporting a preliminary plat for the Quiet Creek subdivision.  Council members David Lewis and Francie Roberts are sponsoring the resolution....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:27pm
  • The city of Homer won’t appeal a decision by Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet that overturned a part of the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District treating condominium units the same as lots. The special assessment district funds construction of a natural gas distribution line th...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:18pm
  • After drilling 3,700 feet and not hitting hydrocarbons, Buccaneer Energy Alaska will abandon its West Eagle No. 1 well about 20 miles east of Homer, the company announced Monday.  Buccaneer began drilling the well at a gravel pit near Basargin Road off East End Road last month and could have dr...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:16pm
  • Participants in Homer Rising, the local version of One Billion Rising, dance at the end of the event last Friday at WKFL Park. People shared poems and honored female survivors of sexual violence. The United Nations estimates one in three women in their lifetime will be victims of sexual violence....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:11pm
  • Where can you go to see millions of years, all in one room? On Feb. 14, the Pratt Museum held a reception for its newest exhibit “The Living Tertiary,” curated by geophysicist Geoff Coble. Fossils featuring millions of years of Homer’s natural history are the focus. Coble wants to change peopl...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — An initiative letting voters decide whether to raise the minimum wage in Alaska has met the minimum signatory requirements to be on the Aug. 19 ballot. Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says in an email that about 6,000 votes remain to be checked before the initiative w...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:21pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Second Star, 5620 Kachemak Drive. Second Star, named for the location of Neverland in “Peter Pan” is a luxury rental property. ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:21pm
  • Homer Electric will award a number of academic or vocational scholarships in 2014. The scholarships are available for high school seniors, from each of Homer Electric’s three districts, and adults wishing to continue their education.  The deadline for submitting HEA scholarship applications i...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:20pm

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