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  • Homer Animal Friends needs a volunteer staff to spend a few hours at our new store. Donations of gently used towels and a ladder also needed.  Contact: 235-SPAY (7729)    Homer Community Food Pantry needs ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:36pm
  • With the last bit of work to be done this afternoon, the west end of Kachemak Drive should open tonight. Kevin Jones, the local manager of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Homer area, said another load of rock and jute matting needs to be put in on a rebuilt slope where...

    Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:18pm
  • The city of Homer and Ken Castner last Friday agreed to a stay of a judge’s order enforcing a decision in Castner’s favor regarding the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. On April 3, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ordered the city to cease its method for assessing condom...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:28pm
  • Spring is the perfect time for cleaning up after all of winter’s accumulation, and from April 27 to May 2, the youth from HoWL, a local outdoor education organization, plan to do just that in the streets and parks of Homer. ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:27pm
  • Mary Epperson, right, visits with Joy Steward, left, at a reception on Sunday at AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern celebrating the establishment of the Mary Epperson Endowed Student Support and Scholarship Fund at Kachemak Bay Campus....

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:25pm
  • The history of Alaska State Parks Chief Ranger Roger MacCampbell’s career mirrors that of lower Kenai Peninsula state parks. Among his milestones are: • Helping build the park system in the post-Alaska Pipeline budget boom of the early 1980s; • Weathering budget cuts in the mid-1980s Alaska re...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:21pm
  • Operated by Seldovia Village Tribe, the M/V Kachemak Voyager and the Seldovia Bay Ferry starts its summer schedule on May 21. The ferry between Homer and Seldovia leaves Seldovia at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and leaves Homer from Ramp 7 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The last sailing f...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:20pm
  • After a lengthy debate about the morality of taxing food, funding for public schools, revenue for local cities and questioning voters for a third time on a change to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s food sales tax structure, the issue has again been put to rest after the borough assembly voted to kil...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:16pm
  • Workers this week began digging out about a 70-foot wide collapsed section of the west end of Kachemak Drive and getting permits to repair a slide that shut down the road about a half-mile from its intersection with the Homer Spit Road. Repairs may take as long as two weeks, said Carl High, maintena...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:14pm
  • It takes a special place — and a special person — to host a whole crew of children and their parents for an afternoon.  On April 4, more than 200 kids and parents attended Family Farm Day, sponsored by Nature Rocks Homer and hosted by Mossy Kilcher and Seaside Farm. Kilcher began hosting th...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:08pm

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