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  • 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 - 4:29pm
  • 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 - 4:28pm
  • Williwaw Marimba plays at its final performance at Marimba Madness last Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. From left to right are Lisa Olsen, Patrick Latimer, Jonas Noomah, Paul Trowbridge and Janette Latimer....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:03pm
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    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:10pm
  • On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting made clear it wi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:05pm
  • Homer charter chaptain Josh Brooks spent Tuesday fishing by himself with one goal in mind: finding a salmon shark. The day was a success when Brooks hooked his prey 30 feet below the surface in 100 feet of water. He estimated the shark weighed 350-375 pounds. Brooks donated the jaw to the Center for...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:04pm
  • At 7 a.m. Tuesday with Alaska’s new marijuana law just hours old, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held a teleconference to address one of the big questions raised by the law. How should “in public” be defined? The board adopted an emergency regulation, and at 10:15 a.m. Lt. Gov. Byron Mal...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02pm
  • After hours of public testimony during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the assembly voted down an ordinance that, if passed, would have placed before voters in October the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in areas of the borough outside cities....

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:35pm
  • Feel like dancing? Or dessert? Or just a really great evening?  Marimba Madness, the annual Homer Council on the Arts fundraiser, is Saturday at the Elks Lodge. The doors open at 6 p.m. with music by Shamwari, Tamba Hadzi and Williwaw Marimba starting at 7 p.m.   For the past five yea...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:12pm

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