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  • If Sen. Hollis French has his way, the convening of the Legislature Jan. 21 will be day one of the campaign to repeal the oil tax reform bill that passed last year. French, an Anchorage Democrat, will also be the Senate’s new Minority Leader after Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, who held that posi...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News will host this week’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The party will be from 5-7 p.m. today at VBS Specialty Stoves, located at Pioneer Avenue and Bartlett Street. Additional parking will be at the Pratt Museum. The ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Happy New Year, fellow residents. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center was closed for two weeks over the holidays but I was in the office quite a bit, staying ahead of the work I knew would pile up, and getting those things done that could not wait for my “holiday” to be over. This ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:42pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission kicked off its 2014 annual meeting on Monday with newly reappointed commissioner Jim Balsinger acknowledging the concern and anxiety surrounding halibut stocks. “The biggest concern of course is the status of Pacific halibut,” he said. “To put it in...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:40pm
  • The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon drift gillnet fleet to do so. In a unanimous vote, the council passed a resolution urging — “strongly” urging after an amendment — the Board of Fish t...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:37pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:09pm
  • The city of Homer has put out a request-for-proposals for a design and construction services team to perform and design a new Public Safety building in Homer. Using what’s called the general contractor, construction manager, or GC/CM, concept, the city seeks proposals for architects and contractor...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:48pm
  • After more than an hour of public comment and discussion by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members, the assembly on Tuesday voted down an ordinance to clarify the total amount of residential exemptions senior citizens can receive at its Tuesday meeting. The ordinance, sponsored by Borough Mayor Mi...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:48am
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle on Wednesday night following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, is being treated at Harborview Burn Center, Seattle. “Our prayers and thoughts are with the lineman and his family,” HEA spokesperson Joe Gallagher...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:57pm
  • The Seafarers’ Memorial statute holds a lit Christmas tree last week. Many boats in the harbor had Christmas trees as a memorial to the late Bob Moss. The Hungry Hat Gypsy Family Circus holds a bonfire and Christmas tree burn at 11 p.m. Saturday at Bishop’s Beach after its show at 6 p.m. and an ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:19pm

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