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  • If the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ever chooses a motto, it might use baseball manager Yogi Berra’s quote, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That’s the way it seemed earlier in December when the planning commission considered a revised plat by developer Tony Neal for his 37-acre...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:11pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:11pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:10pm
  • Through Dec. 24:  Gift wrapping by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 at Ulmer’s; contact 235-3262. Salvation Army Red Kettle program at Safeway and Ulmer’s; to volunteer call 235-2609. Dec. 19: Christmas sweater day, Chapman School. Skating...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:40pm
  • The Homer City Council earlier this month unanimously passed a resolution expressing and formalizing the city’s position and policy that “oil and gas drilling rigs and support vessels operated by Buccaneer Energy or other companies are welcome and encouraged to use the city of Homer port and har...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:27pm
  • A proposed bill that Gov. Sean Parnell intended to streamline permitting on state lands and waters ran into a buzz saw of opposition in hearings held last week in Soldotna and Homer by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. “Buzz saw” might be an understatement. With only one person speaking in favor ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:24pm
  • Homer Police on Tuesday increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Mark Matthews last summer.  Matthews, 61, was found dead July 28 by the side of the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. The reward earlier ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:20pm
  • Giving his reindeer a break before their busy Christmas night flight around the world, Santa has partnered with Pathfinder Aviation to fly to Todd and Mary Kate Green’s home at 1.5 Mile Ohlson Mountain Road on Dec. 21, and the public is invited. “Santa will fly in at 1 p.m. and there will be a c...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:36pm

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