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  • Members of the Alaska Democratic Party get their chance to vote for their party’s presidential candidate when the party holds meetings statewide on Saturday morning. Unlike the Republican Party’s presidential preference poll, held on March 1 in which party members voted on a ballot, Democrats se...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:26am
  • Following the filing earlier this month of an application for an initiative petition that would ban commercial cannabis, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson last Thursday granted permission for the initiative backers to begin collecting signatures....

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:24am
  • With a citizen group seeking an initiative to ban by vote commercial cannabis in the city of Homer, Kachemak City, the government to the north and east of Homer, won’t put a similar question to the voters. In a 5-2 vote, the Kachemak City Council rejected an ordinance that would have called an ele...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:23am
  • The 2016 Winter King Salmon Tournament champion, Eric Holland, only told the crowd during the Saturday evening awards ceremony that he caught the winning fish “in the ocean.” ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:21am
  • A bulldozer sits by a new mouth of Beluga Slough at Bishop’s Beach last Thursday afternoon. Landowners at Munson Point, the subdivision on Ocean Drive Loop at the mouth of the slough, got a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit to relocate the slough mouth and mitigate erosion near their pro...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:43am
  • As people near death, there can be a forced intimacy, said Pastor Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church. For the elderly or those with terminal illness where death is expected, the last conversations with the dying can help ease the passing. It’s the time for healing and resolution to say ...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:33am
  • A Homer woman who died on March 12 is suspected to have died of a drug overdose, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. Audra Lamson, 26, died at South Peninsula Hospital after troopers and medics from Kachemak Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department went about 12:15 a.m. ...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:29am
  • In an unanimous decision at a March 9 meeting of the Kachemak Bay State Parks Board, the citizen advisory group recommended denying a permit to Norse Flight to land helicopters within Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park. The Anchorage company applied for a permit to land at up to 11 si...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:28am
  • Wintertime events that bring high numbers of tourists to Homer equal revenue spikes in local businesses for more than just a weekend.  Events attracting one-time visitors provide the opportunity to showcase the town’s recreational sporting events and activities such as fishing and skiing, whi...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:26am
  • After three ordinances and four Homer City Council meetings, the council on Monday wrapped up its work on whether commercial cannabis activities should be allowed in the city.  In a unanimous decision, it approved on reconsideration an ordinance regulating by zoning district the cultivation, ma...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:19am

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