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  • At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council discussed the basics of city government: roads and public safety.  In one resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to reappropriate $606,000 of a $1.4 million grant to build Waddell Way, the council combined those two issues. It wants to use...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:17pm
  • Crews with the Carroll Corp. offload Pacific cod from the F/V Independence last Friday at the Homer Fish Dock....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:16pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council regular meeting, the council agreed Ken Castner’s business condominium should be assessed by the lot. That wasn’t enough for other city condo owners, who in public testimony said the same logic should be applied to all condos in the Natural Gas Homer Special Asse...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:11pm
  • March 12, 2015: This story has been corrected to note the corrected dates when the Homer City Council reviews city manager applicants. The council meets at 5 p.m. March 17 to review applicants, with interviews tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. March 24 if anyone applies. As the ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:19pm
  • After the Homer City Council on March 3 made a conditional job offer for the job of city manager to Jeffrey Trinker, he withdrew himself from consideration on Friday. In a 5-1 vote, the council approved selecting Trinker for the city’s top post. The council also defeated 4-2 a motion to start fres...

    Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:51pm
  • There was no doubt in Phil Gordon’s mind what he saw sticking out of the ground near the mouth of Diamond Creek on Jan. 4. It was the tip of a horn. “When I saw it, I thought, ‘Oh, I know you,’” said Gordon, who grew up on a farm and can give graphic firsthand accounts of dehorning cattle....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Razor clamming, the muddy, yet popular sport that attracts thousands of visiting and local outdoor enthusiasts to the lower Kenai Peninsula’s beaches each year, has been prohibited on the east side of Cook Inlet for the remainder of 2015. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the measur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:42pm
  • Advocates for early childhood learning programs picket on Pioneer Avenue outside the Legislative Information Office building on Tuesday. They protested budget cuts proposed by the House Finance Subcommittee that would eliminate Best Beginnings and cause the Homer Early Childhood Education Coalition ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Up on Fireweed Avenue, a gravel road about 4 miles out of town off East Hill Road, varied thrushes can be heard singing, a spring call that sounds like old-style telephones. That’s early for this year, but Homer’s wacky weather also has led to the sound of ringing phones — the real kind — at...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:29pm
  • Saying they liked his eloquence, communication skills and perspective on the Homer economy, the Homer City Council on Tuesday selected Jeffrey Trinker as city manager over Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer. In a 5-1 tally, with Council member Bryan Zak voting no, the council voted to extend th...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:28pm

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