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  • As Alaska faces declining revenues from dropping oil prices, the loss in state funding also will affect municipalities like the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said last Thursday in a talk with the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Navarre estimated the borough could see an 8 perce...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:51pm
  • Fat bikes. Fat-tire bikes. Snow bikes. Omni-terrain vehicles. Ask Chase Warren and they’re all the same. They also are the centerpiece of the Big Fat Bike Festival 2015. Warren and other members of the Homer Cycling Club have created a festival agenda that begins Friday and continues through Sunda...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:41pm
  • Homer Police have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a theft about 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27 from the Homer Safeway grocery store. Police said that on Tuesday a man left the store with a basket full of items. In a video camera image of the man, he wears a dark hoody sweatshirt with a lo...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:39pm
  • In an executive session, the City Manager Selection Committee on Wednesday chose four finalists for Homer City Manager. All the finalists will be interviewed telephonically by the Homer City Council in a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. The finalis...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:21pm
  • A small flock of crows fly around and roost on a driftwood log at the Mariner Park beach on Tuesday afternoon. Crows can be seen frequently on the beaches of Kachemak Bay....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:12pm
  • 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; washe...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:04pm
  • KENAI — In an unusual arraignment hearing held Tuesday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse, two brothers charged with harassment in a September 2012 Homer teen drinking party incident pleaded not guilty to new charges filed in December. However, lawyers for Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetar...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Although the Homer City Council appropriated pay raises for council members and the mayor in the 2015 budget, an ordinance setting those raises into law failed 3-2 at the council’s regular meeting on Monday.  Council members Beau Burgess, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds voted in favor of th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • Six days before the two-year statute of limitations took effect, a Homer lawyer filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Homer on behalf of two families affected by a Jan. 13, 2013, sewage backup. In his complaint Michael Hough seeks damages of at least $100,000 for each family for loss...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday approved a change to the city zoning code that would make it easier for property owners to get zoning permits when they have existing zoning violations. Under the old code, a property owner would have to fix any violations before getting a new permit. The changes now...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm

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