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  • Busy. Packed. Barn busters. Steady. Excellent. In a survey of Homer tourist businesses last week, that’s how some described the season. While a few said the season didn’t turn out to be quite as busy as expected, most said the season ended on a high note, with visits up from slightly to as much ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from LFS Inc. After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:45pm
  • With a deadline of last Thursday for proposed bidders on the Homer Animal Shelter to do a tour of the city facility, one name isn’t on the list: Sherry Bess, the current animal control officer and the woman who has run the shelter for the past 26 years. In an email to the Homer News, Bess said she...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:25pm
  • A Monday morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the d...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers seek information on the person or persons who abandoned a personal-use set net at Neptune Bay in Kachemak Bay this month. On Aug. 28, a woman who returned to her cabin found a set net anchored to a tree on her lot. The net caught 79 fish and a river otter, all of them dead a...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Sometime in October, Homer Electric Association members will receive a ballot in their monthly electric bills with a simple question: Shall Homer Electric Association Inc. be exempt from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska? A “yes” vote means a member supports deregulation or what ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:29pm
  • An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate ...

    Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:58pm
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    Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:29pm
  • Toxic shellfish have been found in Pacific blue mussels in the Homer harbor, according to an alert from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Mussels sampled by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning by Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Researc...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:26pm
  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:22pm

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