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  • Participants in Homer Rising, the local version of One Billion Rising, dance at the end of the event last Friday at WKFL Park. People shared poems and honored female survivors of sexual violence. The United Nations estimates one in three women in their lifetime will be victims of sexual violence....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Where can you go to see millions of years, all in one room? On Feb. 14, the Pratt Museum held a reception for its newest exhibit “The Living Tertiary,” curated by geophysicist Geoff Coble. Fossils featuring millions of years of Homer’s natural history are the focus. Coble wants to change peopl...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:01pm
  • Christian Community Church in Homer will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Tuesday....

    Mon, 02/17/2014 - 4:20pm
  • In a bit of internal accounting, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday meeting approved in a 6-0 vote a transfer of $300,000 from the general fund to the Port and Harbor Enterprise Fund. The transfer was part of completing a financing package to build a new Port and Harbor Building estimated ...

    Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:44pm
  • The city of Homer will not appeal a ruling last month by Superior Court Judge Huguelet in favor of Ken Castner, the condominium owner who challenged the city’s assessment rules for condominium in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. Castner filed a lawsuit against assessing individua...

    Thu, 02/13/2014 - 4:29pm
  • If you think the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival is over, well, think again. The organizers spent three months planning and assembling an over-the-top “Opening Ceremonies” event which had to be rescheduled to this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Mariner Park on the Spit because of snow. This being Ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:22pm
  • You know that saying it isn’t over until somebody sings? Well, whoever said it must have been talking about the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival. When an unexpected storm slammed Homer last Friday, organizers for this year’s festivities — Dax Radtke and Dean and Genny Miller — made a last-minute c...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Gradually increasing winds alerted southern Kenai Peninsula residents that something was amiss last Thursday evening. Decorative wind chimes on porches began to make noise. Then the chimes began banging against walls. Then, well, before things died down late on Friday, gusts exceeding 60 miles an ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:49pm
  • “Not in my back yard,” the rallying cry for neighbors opposed to anything from gravel pits to big box stores, got raised again last week when property owners in the Noview Avenue area spoke against a proposed child-care facility on a lot near the west end of Noview near Mullikin Street....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:29pm
  • Homer Police issued a warning this week of a new phone scam that hits close to home: the caller claims to an “assistant chief” from the Homer Police Department and even has a caller ID showing the call is from police....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:19pm

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