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  • At a meeting and public hearing Thursday night, the Homer Public Arts Committee didn't just reject the idea of putting a bust of the late Brother Asaiah Bates in WKFL Park. It recommended not accepting into the city art collection at all a proposed donation of the $18,500 bronze bust. John Nazarian,...

    Fri, 02/28/2014 - 3:35pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre announced Tuesday that he plans to run for re-election. “I care very deeply about the Kenai Peninsula Borough,” Navarre said at the joint Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce luncheon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. “I’ve got a lot of ex...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:36pm
  • In a rare use of an obscure part of city code, the Homer City Council on Monday considered — and rejected — a resolution expressing its disapproval of a Homer Advisory Planning Commission decision.  The commission on Jan. 2 recommended approval by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Platting Commit...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:34pm
  • For the 22nd year, Paul Sayer, a Homer physician, is getting ready to take the same two-week, mid-winter vacation he has taken every year before: traveling by snowmachine along the Iditarod sled dog race course to Nome. Once there, he turns around and heads back to where he started. Not content to l...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:23pm
  • In other action, the Homer City Council looked at other planning issues. On its agenda and up for public hearing and final action were two ordinances that would change the planning code. One, Ordinance 14-08, would reduce from five to four the number of votes needed to approve a conditional use perm...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:52pm
  • A trial date has been reset for Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19. In a hearing on Monday, Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a trial week for June 2 in Homer. The trial had been set for the week of April 7. The brothers are charged with one count each of second-degree assaul...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:13pm
  • A traffic stop last Thursday evening on Pioneer Avenue turned into a tense encounter when Alaska State Troopers pulled firearms on the driver and passenger. No one was injured in the incident and the suspects eventually cooperated.  Troopers arrested Alexander Napier II, 31, for driving while l...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Feb. 20-23 Parade First place: Girl Scout Troop 211 Second place: Trailblazers 4H Third place: Boy Scout Pack 81   Slapshot hockey Mighty Mites First...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:10pm
  • A taxi cab driver fended off a knife attack by forcing a passenger to drop the knife and pulling a pistol on him, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed last Thursday. Police arrested Sean K.M. Reagan, 25, for third-degree assault after finding him lying on the floor of a boat at the harbor...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am
  • At its Feb. 10 regular meeting, the Homer City Council set a timetable for the next step in the charter commission election process. It established a commissioner candidate petition period of March 1 to July 15 and an election date of Oct 7....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am

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