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  • In February, after neighbors in the Noview Avenue area protested putting Smallpond Childcare on their street, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission fell a vote short of approving a conditional use permit, CUP, needed to build.  The commission voted 4-2, with commissioners Roberta Highland and ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook Inlet.  Those views could lead visitors and newcomers to wonder: What would happen if one of the volcanoes blew?...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Candidate filing for the Oct. 7 municipal election, both the city of Homer and the Kenai Peninsula Borough, opens Aug. 1 and continues through Aug. 15. Names already are rising to the surface of who will and who will not run, with a fair amount of rumors added to the mix. For instance, if you heard ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:07pm
  • After, well, who knows how many years exactly, a new Homer Harbormaster’s Office is finally going to happen. “The city has had a new harbormaster’s office on capital improvement lists for quite some time, but the actual planning and design of this has occurred in the last year,” said Carey M...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started their trip off with a little exercise. After arriving by boat from Homer, visitors got off at a floating dock and then onto a raft. Hauli...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:35pm
  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.With Ni...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will  represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. She is one of 18 chefs from throughout the United States competing for the crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:12pm
  • As part of an in-port maintenance period this week, the Homer-based Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducted a top-end overhaul of the port-side main propulsion engine for the first time since the cutter was commissioned in 2003.The crew of the Hickory took advantage of scheduled maintenance time this m...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:10pm
  • Crowds of spectators lined Pioneer Avenue on Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July parade. Organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo.  Daisy Lee Bitter reigned over the proceedings at this year’s grand marshal. From the viewing stand on the balcony...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31pm

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