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  • With hopefuls standing by, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center announced Dec. 10 that Homer resident Peggy Brown was the winner of the annual truck raffle.  Doug Waclawski, principal of Homer High School, won the ATV raffle.  Nyla Lightcap also was a winner, taking home $1,000...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:18pm
  • North to Ninilchik, south to Seldovia and everywhere in between, neighbors are reaching out to neighbors in the holiday spirit of joy and giving. Maybe it’s a visit with Santa, complete with a stocking of goodies. Maybe it’s leaving a dollar or more in a collection kettle. Maybe it’s making a ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:17pm
  • In a unanimous vote, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission last week approved a conditional-use permit to allow a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The commission initially had voted 4-2, one vote shy of the supermajority city code requires to approve conditiona...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:16pm
  • After listening to public testimony and making a handful of amendments, the Homer City Council, minus council member Beau Burgess who was excused, passed the city’s 2014 budget on Monday.  The amendments included: • $19,000 for the Homer Foundation, to come from budget surplus; • $20,000 ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:15pm
  • Homer area residents, both young and old, gathered at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center tree-lighting last week, to visit with Santa and let him know what they wanted to find under the tree come Christmas morning. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:13pm
  • The sometimes polarized communities of the Kenai Peninsula came together this week to oppose House Bill 77. During a hearing in Soldotna on Monday, without exception, the public expressed displeasure for two portions of HB77: the removal of public input on permits and the loss of personal access to ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • Homer Middle School’s band — including (from left) Spencer Warren, Emily Baylink, Nick Gilliam, Hunter Henley, Joel Carroll and Saul Arrazcaeta — perform at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit on Dec. 5....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:34pm
  • School Events KPBSD Dec. 20, 23-Jan. 3: No school.   Chapman School Dec. 16: Winter concert, 7 p.m.   Fireweed Academy (grades K-6) Dec. 18: Grinch Party...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:33pm
  • With a dozen schools participating in the Dimond High DDF Tournament at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, Homer High School’s Drama Debate and Forensics team brought home an impressive handful of awards: Second place, duo interpretation: Jonas Noomah and Evan Boyer; Fourth...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:32pm
  • In up-to-the-end excitement, the Homer Middle School Robotics team, Your Mama’s Llamas, took first place in the Kenai Peninsula competition Saturday. “They did really well,” said Margi Blanding, advisor for the HMS team. “(Competition) went right up to the end. It was really touch and go.”...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:31pm

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