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  • Bald Mountain Air Service is the host of the May Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center mixer. The mixer is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bald Mountain’s hangar at 3758 FAA Road next to the Homer Airport. There will be pizza and sodas, the chance to win a bear viewing trip and other door prizes....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Like other business owners in the area, Anchor River Inn general manager Jesse Clutts had to make some adjustments to the winter slowdown in business: fewer days, shorter operating hours. An after-hour burglary of the long-time restaurant and bar business didn’t help. “About seven months back we...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:31pm
  • In spite of the best laid plans for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s annual cleanup day, event coordinator and visitor center manager Maya Rourke said participation was down this year. The culprit: a Friday night snowfall that brought chilly temperatures and left a layer of slush...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:38pm
  • Christmas 2011 was a turning point at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer.  On this particular holiday with parishioners out of state, snowy weather and illness, the church closed its red door on the very night when every church’s door should be open, Christmas Eve.  The church t...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:35pm
  • A Homer man is warning people not to be taken in a phone scam in which he lost $1,200 for a “bond” to claim a $550,000 sweepstakes prize. Although the man suspected the phone call was bogus, he said he took a gamble and last week and wired three $400 payments through Western Union to accounts in...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:58pm
  • The 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has started with a junior birders discovery lab held Wednesday morning. The festival kicks into gear today with a spread of events, starting at 12:01 a.m. this morning with the Big Spit Plus Birding Challenge, a three-day event spread over the festival...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:56pm
  • The Homer City Council at its 6 p.m. Monday meeting holds a public hearing and could act on proposed changes to zoning regulations and maps for the Homer Spit. Citizens can speak on two ordinances, 13-11(s) and 13-12, during the public hearing portion of the agenda. The ordinance adds these activiti...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:28pm
  • Kari Dendurent has been hired as the principal for Homer Middle School, according to an announcement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Dendurent is currently assistant principal at Houston High School, Houston, Alaska, and was assistant principal at Palmer High School prior to that. ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:26pm
  • With current Homer High School principal Dr. Allan Gee leaving the school at the end of this school year, a new principal has been selected. Doug Waclawski, the school’s assistant principal since 2010, will become the school’s principal for 2013-2014. “This is the best school in the state of A...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:19pm
  • Homer area residents and voters from other areas of the Kenai Peninsula got a two-for-one special Friday with an opportunity to listen to and ask questions of Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, during a town hall meeting held at Homer City Hall.  “Thank you to bot...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:14pm

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