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  • A hearing was held and continued last Friday with Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. Reily Arambul, 20, and Sean Carpenter, 26, attended hearings telephonically from Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.  Homer Po...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:36pm
  • A proposed harbor moorage rate increase got caught in procedural limbo at the May 23 Homer City Council meeting. Following objections by several Homer small-boat owners, the council postponed and set for a public hearing Resolution 16-054, a resolution setting the rate schedule, but failed to even c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:32pm
  • 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. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:38am
  • With the beginning of summer and you’re starting to clear out your freezer of last year’s catch, think of us. Those of us at the Homer Community Food Pantry look forward to receiving salmon and halibut from last year, fresh vegetables from your garden and household items and clothes left over fr...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:18am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center E...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:10am
  • The American Legion General Buckner Post 16 last month honored World War II veteran George Meeker for his 70 years continuous membership in the American Legion. Meeker was presented with a plaque honoring his membership at his Homer home. In the photo above, Bill Sheldo...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:08am
  • After more than a half-century since their service to this country, Homer residents Don Arseneau, Dick Lewis and Gail Sorensen received some well-deserved honor. Along with 20 other veterans from World War II and the Korean War, they participated in an Honor Flight from Alaska to Washington, D.C., A...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:04am
  • As children enjoyed a pleasant summer evening at the Karen Hornaday Park playground last Thursday, in the parking lot below Homer Police said an alleged drug dealer, Reily Arambul, 20, fired a single shotgun slug into the door of a white Jeep Cherokee. The round went through the lower door panel and...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:51am
  • In continuing discussions on how to build a new Homer Public Safety Building, the Homer City Council has said building a new police station and making fire hall improvements would probably require borrowing money through a bond. The council until this week avoided specifics on a bond. At its regular...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:45am
  • In December 1973, the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development. The lease sale brought in nearly $25 million dollars. Local fishermen and others united to challenge the leases and to push oil and gas out of Kachemak Bay’s rich fisheries. Eventually,...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:49am

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