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  • Shoppers could see their weekly grocery bills go up $7.44 a week if the Homer City Council passes at its next meeting an  ordinance it moved forward Monday night. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Noting problem areas on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Homer — sites where vehicle accidents have occurred — the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is planning slow-vehicle turnouts to help eliminate the problem. The 12 northbound and 10 southbound pullouts cons...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:59pm
  • Shoppers can take advantage of two fairs this weekend. The Nutcracker Faire is Saturday and Sunday at the Homer High School (see related story, page 2) and, in close proximity, is the Sugar Plum Holiday Fair in the basement of the Homer United Methodist Ch...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:52pm
  • A Nordic favorite — lutefisk — and all the trimmings for the perfect holiday meal will be served at the Faith Lutheran Church of Homer on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available at the church at the corner of Soundview and the Sterling Highway: adults, $18; high s...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:49pm
  • The “Perceptions of Community Health” survey is currently underway and help is needed. Megan Murphy, coordinator of MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, said “on the ground” volunteers are needed to broadly distribu...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:48pm
  • A fire Saturday evening that involved five Kenai Peninsula fire departments completely destroyed a landmark building at Whiskey Gulch. Firefighters could not save a five-story log home built by Robin and Margareta Lipinski and recently sold at an auction. Unoccupied at the time, no one was injured i...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:47pm
  • Putting their stamp on the Christmas holiday, South Peninsula Hospital staff and Long Term Care residents perform the one-of-a-kind “A Long Term Christmas Carol” this Saturday and Sunday. Performances are at 3 p.m. in the Long Term Care Day Room at the hospital....

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:26pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking $95,794 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle. Police alleged that over 18 months Terry D. McCloud, 44, embezzled $29,340 in forged checks and $66,454 in unauth...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:31am
  • Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were suspended for 30 days for using alcohol before attending a school dance. It was the maximum amount allowed for a first-time offense of the Kenai Peninsula B...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:04am
  • It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the teens have to say. Following are comments from five Homer High School students involved with PHAT, Promoting Health Among Teens. For Dylan Wylde, 17, it starts with shifting aw...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:03am

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