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  • 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
  • A proposed bill that Gov. Sean Parnell intended to streamline permitting on state lands and waters ran into a buzz saw of opposition in hearings held last week in Soldotna and Homer by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. “Buzz saw” might be an understatement. With only one person speaking in favor ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:24pm
  • Homer Police on Tuesday increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Mark Matthews last summer.  Matthews, 61, was found dead July 28 by the side of the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. The reward earlier ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:20pm
  • Giving his reindeer a break before their busy Christmas night flight around the world, Santa has partnered with Pathfinder Aviation to fly to Todd and Mary Kate Green’s home at 1.5 Mile Ohlson Mountain Road on Dec. 21, and the public is invited. “Santa will fly in at 1 p.m. and there will be a c...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:36pm
  • Individuals and families in the Kenai Peninsula Borough who sustained flood damages to their primary residence and-or personal property earlier this year can obtain information about state disaster assistance by calling 1-855-445-7131 between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by v...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:34pm
  • Eighteen-year-old Jakob Easton isn’t your typical teenager. This could be seen in his broad spectrum of hobbies — dance, longboarding, motorcycles and surfing — and also witnessed in his entrepreneurial business adventures in his later teen years, which included selling fishing lures he collec...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:33pm
  • The glimpse at Kodiak’s king crab fishery currently on exhibit at the Pratt Museum has opened the door on a slice of Homer’s history and a glimpse at what the future may hold. At a related event beginning at 5 p.m. today, Megan Murphy will describe related research in Kachemak Bay. Two Alaska De...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:28pm

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