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  • How do citizens want to pay for city government and how much should that government cost? At Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, council members and taxpayers debated — and acted upon — those issues which are at the heart of modern government. On the big ordinance of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:24am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Following a comment period that brought 1,500 comments from all over Alaska and the United States, the Alaska Division of Parks and Recreation earlier this month announced it will postpone a decision on whether or not to allow commercial he...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:22am
  • By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG  Homer News and JERZY SHEDLOCK   Peninsula Clarion  A chance encounter at the Anchor Point Grocery Store by an Alaska State Trooper with a suspect wanted for kidnapping, armed assault, robbery and burglary l...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21am
  • Although Buccaneer Oil Alaska got from the city of Homer an extension to Dec. 8 to moor its jack-up rig, the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, at the Deep Water Dock, it doesn't look likely state permits will be issued by Saturday to allow it to put legs down at the Cosmopolitan site off Anchor Poin...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:52am
  • With less than two months to go for property owners to object to the proposed Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, so far, objections have been light. As of this week, of the 3,855 lots in the assessment district, the city clerk’s office has received objections from owners of 110 parcels...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:51am
  • MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, a local collaborative for community health improvement, recently received a grant from the Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations fund of The Alaska Community Foundation. That grant has already be...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • Homer Police on Monday charged an Anchor Point man with first-degree arson, a felony, for burning a fishing boat in dry dock at the Northern Enterprises Boatyard on Oct. 29. Police allege Mike Makai Martushoff, 58, intentionally set his father's boat, the Slava II, on fire in an attempt to kill hims...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:27am
  • Think you know the teen brain? Sure. Most of us were teenagers once. All the thrilling experiences of adolescence should come rushing back just at the thought.Yeah, right.Last Thursday, five high school students with Promoting Health Among Teens, or P.H.A.T., spoke on "The Amazing Adolescent Brain" ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:26am
  • Homer isn't the only city trying to figure out how to finance natural gas delivery to city residents and businesses. Homer's little neighbor to the east, Kachemak City, is in the same boat.For Homer, population about 5,000, the estimated cost of natural gas distribution within city limits after Enst...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:03am
  • Alaska’s annual flu season has started early, with reports of increased flu activity being reported to the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said last week in a press release. “The flu is here,” said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist f...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:04pm

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