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  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:35pm
  • Feel like dancing? Or dessert? Or just a really great evening?  Marimba Madness, the annual Homer Council on the Arts fundraiser, is Saturday at the Elks Lodge. The doors open at 6 p.m. with music by Shamwari, Tamba Hadzi and Williwaw Marimba starting at 7 p.m.   For the past five yea...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to testify by teleconference on Kenai Peninsula Borough Ordinance 2015-02, prohibiting the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in the area of the borough outside of cities, during the Borough Assembly’s Tuesday meeting. A teleconference sit...

    Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:31am
  • There will be a Christian women’s conference next weekend at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer.  The two-day event is being coordinated by women from different churches in Homer and Anchor Point, but with a common goal — encouraging other women in their faith....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:19pm
  • A Kenai man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for causing the death of a Washington, D.C., tourist killed in a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash near Anchor Point.  Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran sentenced Alfred Jones, 51, to 13 years with three years suspended on a manslaughte...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:18pm
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at what Ballot Measure 2 means. This week we look at what happens next Tuesday, when pot becomes legal in the home. Next week we look at what happens next as the state works to regulate the marijuana industry....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:16pm
  • D espite gray skies, there were brilliant smiles last weekend as residents turned out to celebrate the Homer Winter Carnival and its “warm winter hearts” theme, a nod to Valentine’s Day. Parade Winners The Homer Winter Carnival parade entertained spectators up and down Pioneer Avenue...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12pm
  • With Chris Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., withdrawing from the pool of applicants for Homer city manager, the list has been narrowed to Carey Meyer, Homer public works director, and Jeffrey Trinker, executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, the city announced in a press release...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:46pm
  • A Homer condominium owner last week got a judge’s order to serve city officials and ask them to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Ken Castner, who owns one of three business condos in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, served papers on the city Feb. 13....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:41pm
  • Lack of snow isn’t enough to stop Anchor Point residents when it comes to their annual Snow Rondi. Snow or no snow, the Rondi kicks off Saturday morning and events are planned through Sunday. The theme — “let loose” — is the perfect reminder that when it comes to fun this time of year, Hom...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:30pm

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