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  • The Alaska Food Policy Council recently awarded its first Food Hero awards at its semi-annual Food Festival & Conference. The awards were presented to Kyra Wagner of Homer for her individual contributions to Alaska’s food system and to the Tyonek Tribal Conservation District for its Tyonek Gro...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:27pm
  • A preliminary hearing was held and continued last Friday for Dellan Vanbuskirk, 28, charged with an armed robbery of the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station. Seward Magistrate George Peck, filling in for Judge Margaret Murphy, continued the hearing for Vanbuskirk to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Homer Courthous...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:23am
  • Both those who go out to sea in search of a big catch and those who choose to stay on dry land have chances to win big at the 23rd annual Winter King Salmon Tournament on Saturday, March 19. The all-day event will give away cash and merchandise prizes in the form of bets, raffles, drawings and, of c...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:19am
  • All humans share at least two experiences: birth and death. What comes after birth marks our time on earth. What happens after death is more a mystery — even though we face it daily.  In obituaries posted at the Homer Post Office and printed in the Homer News, we read of revered elders, disti...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:14am
  • A preliminary hearing for a Homer man charged with illegally growing marijuana was held and continued at the Homer District Courthouse last Friday. Seward Magistrate George Peck, filling in for Judge Margaret Murphy, set a new date for Joseph Gabryszak, 32, to 3:30 p.m. April 5, also at the Homer Co...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:13am
  • After a trip to Washington state in February for a farmers market conference, the management of the Homer Farmers Market is certain of one thing — Homer’s small town market is on par with, or exceeding, other markets in the United States....

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:26am
  • Republican Party members on the lower Kenai Peninsula joined a record turnout statewide in the party’s Alaska version of caucuses, the Presidential Preference Poll.  Voters in House District 31, which includes Homer, echoed statewide results, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz winning by 1.8 percent ov...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:23am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A lack of snow in Alaska’s largest city has led the world’s most famous sled dog race to shorten its ceremonial start this weekend. The Iditarod Trail Committee said in a news release Wednesday that the route will be reduced to 3 miles from its normal 11 miles on Anchorage str...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:20am
  • The district expects to hear from the state Legislature about how much money it will get April 27, the last day of session, said Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Director of Finance Laurie Olson. ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:19am
  • A bill introduced Feb. 24 by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, would allow local governments to choose whether they wanted to grant a property tax exemption for resident seniors age 65 and older.  House Bill 338 would amend a current state law that mandates a $150,000 exemption on property assessments...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:18am

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