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  • Following a meeting on Jan. 28 in which the City Manager Selection Committee chose four finalists for the position of Homer City Manager, the Homer City Council on Monday interviewed the applicants by phone. Next Monday, the council discusses the finalists and works toward narrowing its list. The to...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:47pm
  • Two men in a Chevrolet pickup truck spin brodies on Beluga Lake on Monday afternoon. With the ice thickening up, people have begun driving on the lake and sometimes testing their driving skills. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the city does not get involved in determining if ice thickness is adequ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:43pm
  • Soldotna voters ended the possibility of the city becoming home rule in the near future. During Tuesday’s special election, voters chose not to form a seven-member charter commission that would have drafted the parameters of how Soldotna would govern itself under home rule status. The question on ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:38pm
  • JUNEAU — Legal marijuana advocates took to their phones Tuesday to testify against a bill that aims to delay legalizing the commercial sale of marijuana concentrates. The legislation by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, had its first hearing Tuesday in the House Health and Social Services Committee, of w...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:37pm
  • As Alaska faces declining revenues from dropping oil prices, the loss in state funding also will affect municipalities like the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said last Thursday in a talk with the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Navarre estimated the borough could see an 8 perce...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:51pm
  • Fat bikes. Fat-tire bikes. Snow bikes. Omni-terrain vehicles. Ask Chase Warren and they’re all the same. They also are the centerpiece of the Big Fat Bike Festival 2015. Warren and other members of the Homer Cycling Club have created a festival agenda that begins Friday and continues through Sunda...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:41pm
  • Homer Police have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a theft about 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27 from the Homer Safeway grocery store. Police said that on Tuesday a man left the store with a basket full of items. In a video camera image of the man, he wears a dark hoody sweatshirt with a lo...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:39pm
  • In an executive session, the City Manager Selection Committee on Wednesday chose four finalists for Homer City Manager. All the finalists will be interviewed telephonically by the Homer City Council in a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. The finalis...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:21pm
  • A small flock of crows fly around and roost on a driftwood log at the Mariner Park beach on Tuesday afternoon. Crows can be seen frequently on the beaches of Kachemak Bay....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:12pm
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; washe...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:04pm

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