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  • A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chaltén Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:08pm
  • After meeting in executive session for almost an hour and then in public for about half that time, the Homer City Council on Monday night narrowed its list of city manager applicants from four to three: Carey Meyer, Homer Public Works Director; Chris Johnson, former deputy executive director of the ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:05pm
  • If there’s a poster child for a city street that needs work, that would be Waddell Way. At Lake Street, Waddell Way starts as a rough pothole-filled road that looks like the Ho Chi Minh Trail after a Vietnam War B-52 bomb run. A sign at the east end warns away drivers: “Not city maintained; trav...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:02pm
  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:46pm
  • Jeffery Trinkera Employment: Executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, 2013-present; assistant economic development director, Rosenberg, 2010-13; management assistant, city of Sugarland, Texas, 2008-10.  Education: Bache...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:07pm
  • In an almost unheard of action on Monday night, the Homer City Council voted not to go into executive session. Routinely, the council votes to go into executive session without discussion.  With council members Catriona Reynolds, Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak voting no, and David Lewis and Francie ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:06pm
  • The seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items is on the table again. Blaine Gilman of Kenai introduced the ordinance that would allow for the borough to collect taxes from Sept.1 until May 31 on non-prepared groceries, during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting....

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:54pm
  • For years, at the annual Cabin Fever Variety Show songs have been sung, guitars and ukuleles strummed, pianos played, jokes told and stories recited. Local cooks have offered up cakes and cookies, pies and breads. Raffle tickets have been sold and prizes won. All of that has been done with one goal:...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:53pm

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