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  • Evelyn Carpenter sits at a small table surveying a scattering of unassembled puzzle pieces. She is backlit by soft sunlight radiating through a window of her cozy Anchor Point home just off North Fork Road. Her delicate 80-year-old hands shake slightly, a symptom of the Parkinson’s disease that ha...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 2:19pm
  • The Homer City Council deliberative process generally follows three steps: 1) introduce an ordinance, 2) hold a public hearing and 3) deliberate and vote on the ordinance. At Monday night’s regular council meeting, the emphasis was on deliberation, with the council postponing action on several act...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:53pm
  • In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission. In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordinance ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:25pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm
  • 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 - 11:11am
  • 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 - 8:08am

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