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  • The founder of  SOA Watch will speak in Homer Saturday during an event planned for 1-3 p.m. at WKFL Park. “SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviole...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:24pm
  • Staff from the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will visit Homer and Ninilchik on Friday to expand constituent outreach and response across. During mobile office hours members of Murkowski’s staff will meet with constituents and community leaders to collect casework requests and listen to ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:23pm
  • Homer City Council member Bryan Zak has filed as a city council candidate in the upcoming Oct. 1 election. Two council seats are on the ballot, each a three-year term: the seat currently held by Zak and the seat currently held by James Dolma. Also declaring their candidacy for the two council seats ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:22pm
  • There’s been a lot of talk about green dots lately — and red dots. The phrase “green dot” might sound like social-worker speak, but the message of the concept really comes down to one thing. Starting now, starting today, starting with a group of civic leaders, there is a new attitude in town...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:22pm
  • After a year of work by a citizen task force, the Homer City Council on Monday passed a resolution changing the water-sewer rates to what’s largely a commodity based model — everyone pays the same rate for a gallon of water and a gallon of treated sewage.  The new rates take effect Jan. 1.&...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:18pm
  • With no budget for travel to hold an information workshop or take public comments at a hearing, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries officials held an informal audioconference presentation on Tuesday night on the proposed halibut Catch Sharing Plan. Participants had the chance t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:16pm
  • Last Friday on her 40th birthday, a San Diego cold-water, open-ocean swimmer did what only six other people, including three other women, have done: swim across Kachemak Bay. With her partner Al Bremer paddling alone beside her in a bright-yellow kayak, Claudia Rose pushed off from the beach by Land...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:14pm
  • An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed one of 16 storage buildings at East End Mini Storage, a storage and business complex on East End Road near Redden Marine. Building O was 95-percent destroyed, said Homer Fire Chief Bob Painter. Neighbors did not notice the fire until about 4:10 a.m. Aug. 4, ...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:04am
  • Halfway through the candidacy filing period for the Oct. 1 election, two Homer residents have filed as candidates for Homer City Council: Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke. Two city council seats will be on the October ballot. They are currently held by Bryan Zak and James Dolma. The filing period for ci...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:00am
  • An electrical equipment failure shut down power from the Safeway grocery store on the Sterling Highway to the end of the Homer Spit on Monday afternoon. Power was out from about 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5. Related to the outage, Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins ordered a precautionary evacuation and clos...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:32pm

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