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  • During 2014, Homer will note several milestones. Some are sad, like the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, and the 25th anniversary of the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Others are transformative, like the March 28, 1964, official incorporation of the city of H...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:28pm
  • The owner of the Grog Shop, Mel Strydom, has put up a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed at gunpoint the Pioneer Avenue liquor store last Thursday. CrimeStoppers also offers up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of ...

    Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:44pm
  • A Ninilchik man died in a single-vehicle crash Christmas Day on the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley. Despite life-saving efforts of Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services, Denver Hammons, 65, died of his injuries. No one else was in the car....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:55pm
  • If the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ever chooses a motto, it might use baseball manager Yogi Berra’s quote, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That’s the way it seemed earlier in December when the planning commission considered a revised plat by developer Tony Neal for his 37-acre...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:11pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:11pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:10pm
  • Through Dec. 24:  Gift wrapping by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 at Ulmer’s; contact 235-3262. Salvation Army Red Kettle program at Safeway and Ulmer’s; to volunteer call 235-2609. Dec. 19: Christmas sweater day, Chapman School. Skating...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:40pm
  • The Homer City Council earlier this month unanimously passed a resolution expressing and formalizing the city’s position and policy that “oil and gas drilling rigs and support vessels operated by Buccaneer Energy or other companies are welcome and encouraged to use the city of Homer port and har...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:27pm

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