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  • The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is back. In its fourth year, the App Challenge calls students to gather teams, dream up ideas, and create concepts for mobil...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:50am
  • Students of all ages on the lower Kenai Peninsula are celebrating Halloween this week. McNeil Canyon Elementary and Chapman School will each have fall carnivals on Friday. Chapman’s Halloween Carnival goes from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include a haunted house, silent auction, costume contest, ra...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:46am
  • In what arguably will be its most important act this year, the Homer City Council without fanfare introduced on first reading Ordinance 15-41, the legislation that will fund city government for 2016. That starts the process in an annual fall event leading up to an early December action that the coun...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:46am
  • Share the Spirit needs support for our annual Christmas Food & Gift Basket and Adopt-A-Family programs:  Volunteers and non-profit partners to distribute applications to clients in need. Monetary donations-can be made at Wells Fargo Bank. Contact:  Sha...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:43am
  • Some years ago as I stood in the national archives building and read from the original copy of our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, I could not help but reflect on Lincoln’s closing words in his Gettysburg address ”...and that government of  the people, by the people,...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:42am
  • I first ran for Homer City Council more than three years ago, because I wanted to put a simple idea to the test — Could an elected official be someone I could trust and respect and still get re-elected? Can a politician be transparent, clear on his position, approach each issue with regard for evi...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:41am
  • For a holiday that started as a remembrance of the dead, Halloween this week in Homer looks to be pretty darn lively. There’s something for every age, whether you’ve been planning your costume for months or your trick-or-treating days are long over....

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:33am
  • Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories the Homer News  plans on youth homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula.   Casey Marsh is not homeless. Each night, the Homer High senior heads back to Anchor Point, to a cozy bed and a loving family an...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:28am
  • In Tuesday’s runoff election for one Homer City Council seat, incumbent Beauregard Burgess faces a challenge by political newcomer Heath Smith. Smith came in second in the Oct. 6 election, with 408 votes or 37 percent of the votes for a single seat, closely followed by Burgess with 391 votes or 35...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:21am
  • A young bull moose basks in the sunshine last Saturday on Diamond Ridge...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:20am

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