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  • Homer Animal Friendsneeds gently used towels; basic cleaning supplies (mop, bucket, Swiffer, pet safe cleaners, broom/pan); computer/lap top; cash register; copy machine; heavy duty shelving; ladder; a wall mountable TV for Homer Dog Trainers; and volunteers Contact:...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:54am
  • The Homer City Council on Monday introduced an ordinance creating a Cannabis Advisory Commission. Sponsored by council member Beau Burgess, the commission would be a nine-member body that advises the city manager and council on regulating cannabis and the operation of cannabis facilities....

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:28am
  • I  have given March the lions share of my thinking this winter. March does not agree with me. Not ever. But I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could make it work in my favor.  I could find a way to burn through it. So I looked up from the end of my nose to see what I could see and lo, the...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:27am
  • S outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m. Julia Person, a former Haven House employee and board member, is one of the volunteer coordinators for ...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:25am
  • A free public workshop, titled “Climate Change in Our Backyard,” will be held March 28 at the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus near Soldotna. It offers a forum for learning, asking questions and discussing local resilience. The main topics will be flooding frequency, stress to salmon, ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:59pm
  • After public hearings, hundreds of letters and dozens of people testifying, the Homer City Council on Monday passed the final roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District.  With a project cost of $12.3 million, 3,787 parcels will be assessed $3,262.77 for each parcel’s share of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:58pm
  • Fishing by himself at an undisclosed location he described as “out in the water,” Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen pulled in 30.40-pound winter king on his skiff, Sea Alaska, to win $27,762 in the 22nd annual Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Tournament. “Fishing is fishing. It’s a matter of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to indulge in the time-honored tradition of complaining about the weather.  For the second year in a row, Homer residents despair of getti...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:55pm
  • Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center had steady lines of fishermen registering this morning. Fishermen headed out today to scout out fishing spots and get in some salmon fishing....

    Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:31am
  • The Homer City Council will interview two applicants, both city employees, for city manager at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. To be interviewed are Matt Clarke, deputy harbormaster, and Katie Koester, community and economic development coordinator....

    Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:24pm

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