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  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Homer Mariner Footb...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:41am
  • South Peninsula Syringe Exchange received a $1,000 grant from The Awesome Foundation, providing funding for a pilot program over the summer. Catriona Reynolds announced the grant at the city council meeting on Monday, April 25.   “It came together and worked out that there are enough people i...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:16am
  • Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. T...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
  • At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and bolts of running government — funding. In two issues on the agenda, the council looked at these money matters: ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:57am
  • Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict. “I made amends to the people I stole money from. I made amends to the police station and causing harm in their town, selling drugs in their town. I made peace with ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:54am
  • Homer Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding two fugitives from justice believed to be in the lower Kenai Peninsula area. The wanted men are: • William Oscar “Billy” Daugherty, 51, wanted for violating conditions of release for a felony on various charges, and • Mica Jus...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:04pm
  • The leaders of a high-tech coastal mapping project offer a community presentation from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The ShoreZone Partnership gathers information on the biology and geology of coastal areas and makes maps to share the information with the public. It...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:01am
  • In an action the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust calls a last resort, the conservation organization filed a civil suit on April 4 in Homer District Court against Otto Kilcher, the Kilcher Homestead Trust and the Kilcher Family Trust alleging Otto Kilcher has violated a landmark conservation easement.&n...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am
  • Last spring, homeowners near Halibut Cove and Homer began to see needles on their spruces turning yellow and brown. Naturalists from the Alaska Division of Forestry, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service examined the trees on trips in June 2015 and...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:59am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am

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