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  • Three Homer High School students sit on a peak of academic achievement as part of the top 10 percentile of students in the country. Each year, about 50,000 students are picked out of the 1.5 million students who enter the National Merit Scholarship Program as semifinalists or commended students. Fro...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:55am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:32am
  • A new beach policy passed at the Feb. 8 Homer City Council meeting came back for reconsideration at Monday’s meeting. On a move for a do-over by council member David Lewis, the council made one change — allowing vehicle use for seasonal coal picking at the Mariner Park Beach — but otherwise le...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:17am
  • Editor's note: The article has been changed to correct the name of Walter Swearingen and to clarify his medical situation regarding pain medication. Had Irwin Ravin been alive Monday to see the Homer City Council debate commercial cannabis in the city, he might have been amazed to hear the ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:09am
  • Homer’s Winter Carnival last weekend combined the wacky and inventive with some wishful thinking. Despite the dreary, and periodically wet, weather, the Sunny-Side Up theme took over Homer for some light-hearted fun.  Parade goers saw a creative turnout for the floats this year, which used th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:35am
  • The 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival shows next week at the Homer Theatre starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Two films or collections of short films are shown nightly. Under the theme “Films worth freezing for,” each night includes about three hours of movies. Admission is $12 g...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:29am
  • Homer Police last week put out an alert asking residents to be on the alert for thefts from vehicles in the Mattox Street and Ben Walters Lane area of town. Over the last two months, police have noticed an increase in calls reporting thefts from cars. In all cases the thefts were in unlocked vehicle...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:28am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested a Voznesenka man after they said he threatened to first kill a 17-year-old boy and burn down his house and then threatened to kill three men and burn down their house. Joseph Kuzmin, 40, faces charges of second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree bur...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:27am
  • Even though the Homer City Council in December passed a balanced budget, for the virtuous as well as the wicked there can be no rest. When voters passed a ballot measure suspending for three years the .75-percent of sales taxes to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, the council said it woul...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25am
  • Several controversial cannabis ordinances on the agenda of Monday’s Homer City Council meeting have led officials to set up overflow seating at City Hall for the Feb. 22 meeting. Participants can listen in a back-up meeting hall in the Planning Department, but to testify must speak in the Cowles c...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:24am

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