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  • For once, it wasn’t déjà vu all over again at a Homer City Council meeting. Unlike in October 1990, when angry veterans came to protest reconsideration of putting an American Legion Auxiliary veterans memorial in WKFL Park, this Monday when another decision about putting a monument in the park c...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:31pm
  • The sign on a Homer Senior Center wall indicates the location of “Strong Women.” Follow the arrow and that’s exactly what you’ll find: a group of women meeting three times a week to improve their health through the “Strong Women” program. Developed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:17pm
  • At its annual meeting Jan. 22, South Peninsula Hospital Inc. board of directors elected new officers: Thomas Clark, president; Kelly Cooper, vice president; Bernadette Wilson, secretary; and Matt Hambrick, treasurer. The board conducts regular monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month i...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:15pm
  • In the latest version of a Homer City Council attempt to repeal a seasonal holiday on sales taxes for nonprepared food, the council on Monday night came one vote short of putting on the ballot the question of if voters wanted to repeal that holiday. The motion got three votes, with council members B...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:14pm
  • Dozens of people and nearly as many dogs walked the beach on the Homer Spit on Saturday. The temperature rose even higher than the sign at Alaska USA, hitting 55 — the highest temperature for Alaska and warmer than Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga....

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:14pm
  • Hours ahead of Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, Ken Castner and Ginny Espenshade submitted to the city petitions with what they believe are enough signatures to ask voters to weigh in on whether Homer should be a home-rule city. In November, Castner and Espenshade took their interest in turning Homer int...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:11pm
  • First, an Outhouse Race update: The Otter Room stepped up to compete this week, which presents Homer with the awesome possibility of seeing “Fractal Mic” used as a hood ornament. We’re also expecting an entry from Land’s End, which seems almost like cheating considering that their own Food a...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:01pm
  • Homer Winter Carnival is only two weeks away, and Genny Miller has been working closely with the Lions Club on reviving the Mr. Homer Pageant. There is still time to submit candidates, but please move fast. If you know a fun Homer resident that deserves to be dragged out on stage and be, well, let...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:00am
  • Teacher, principal, woodworker, musician and consummate volunteer: Peter Larson, a man everyone called a natural-born leader, died Monday afternoon at his Homer home. Surrounded by family and music, Larson, 73, died Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, of neuroendocrine carcinoid, a rare form of can...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:04pm
  • In a 4-2 vote against, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission last week did not pass a motion to reconsider the Quiet Creek subdivision preliminary plat. Commissioner Larry Slone, who voted to recommend approval of the plat, had moved for reconsideration after the planning commission recommended app...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:02pm

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