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  • Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct errors. The non-prepared food item tax measure approved by the assembly this week included an amendment to put the question to voters on the October municipal ballot.  ...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:29pm
  • At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Council member David Lewis made the annou...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:26am
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    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:55pm
  • How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library’s Celebration of Lifelong Learning. Speakers mentioned the library as one of the prime places to build community togetherness and enjoyment. ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:54pm
  • In a move designed to start a conversation on other sources of state funding beyond oil and gas revenues, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, introduced a bill last Thursday to create a state income tax. If passed and signed into law, House Bill 182 would tax anyone earning income in Alaska at a flat 15 perc...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:50pm
  • In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet last Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, ruling.  In his decision in the Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm
  • KODIAK (AP) — The body of a Homer man missing in Kodiak since Feb. 22 has been recovered. Kodiak radio station KMTX reports the body of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin was pulled Friday night from Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor.Kalugin was a crewman on the fishing vessel Competition. A Homer relative, Alexi...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm
  • Plans for a controversial hydroelectric plant are available for public examination in their most detailed form to date. On March 27, Homer Electric Association, working through its subsidiary Kenai Hydroelectric, submitted a draft of its license application for the Grant Lake hydroelectric project t...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Citing a family member’s health issues, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Chief Jim Dycus has resigned from his post. Dycus submitted his resignation to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on March 26, with an effective date of April 17. Navarre confirmed last Friday that he received...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49pm
  • It WILL snow. Do not fear it. Our environment needs water and snow is one way to get it. However much we get won’t last long. Think of it as adding nitrogen to the soil. Think of it as a plus. Or don’t think about it at all.  The greenhouse is providing sufficient shelter for the tomatoes, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm

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