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  • In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission.  In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordi...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:49pm
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    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 11:54am
  • At Monday night’s regular Homer City Council meeting, with a bare-bones council attending and few controversial items on the agenda, much of the meeting involved pitches by city and borough officials on upcoming bond propositions. Speaking were: • Homer Public Safety Building Review Committee ch...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:36pm
  • Homer High School senior Robert Martin became the first Homer youth to receive the Summer of Heroes scholarship from Alaska Communications at the Alaska State Fair on Aug. 28. In partnership with Boys and Girls Club – Alaska, ACS presents six young adults with a $1,500 scholarship to recognize the...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:20pm
  • A single-vehicle crash late last Friday killed a 32-year-old Homer man. In a press release, Alaska State Troopers said Jonathan R. Osteen died of his injuries when he was ejected from his truck. Troopers said they believed Osteen died before they arrived at the scene. Kachemak Emergency Service medi...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • For the second year in a row, a vandal or vandals snuck in during the dark of early morning and tried to burn the Burning Basket at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. As also happened last year, while badly damaged, the basket survived the torching. By noon Saturday, volunteers working with Mavis Mulle...

    Sat, 09/10/2016 - 12:23pm
  • Editor's note: This article was updated to include information from Alaska Wildlife Troopers regarding the legality of using blowguns and darts to hunt small game. Two Steller’s jays trying to fatten up for the winter almost met an early end last week. Someone in downtown Homer shot the bright-blu...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:06pm
  • Busy. Packed. Barn busters. Steady. Excellent. In a survey of Homer tourist businesses last week, that’s how some described the season. While a few said the season didn’t turn out to be quite as busy as expected, most said the season ended on a high note, with visits up from slightly to as much ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from LFS Inc. After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:45pm
  • With a deadline of last Thursday for proposed bidders on the Homer Animal Shelter to do a tour of the city facility, one name isn’t on the list: Sherry Bess, the current animal control officer and the woman who has run the shelter for the past 26 years. In an email to the Homer News, Bess said she...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:25pm

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