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  • Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson, left, swears in new Homer City Council member James Dolma during a special meeting of the council on Monday. Dolma was picked by the council to fill the seat left vacant by Beth Wythe after she was elected mayor. Dolma ran for a seat in the recent municipal election, com...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:16pm
  • Eating out tonight? The special on the dinner menu may have been born before Alaska became a state. Rockfish are commonly found along the North Pacific, from Alaska to California, as well as the South Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Known for its delicious taste, as demonstrated by its popularity on me...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:48pm
  •  With the help of many concerned citizens in Homer, a young sea  otter was rescued Wednesday afternoon.  Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Debbie Tobin, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Kachemak Bay Campus, started getting calls from people who had spotted a small sea otter pup in the middle...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:42pm
  • With the general election quickly approaching, the two candidates for House District 30 met Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Before an audience of about 30 people, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and opponent Liz Diament, Democrat, addressed eig...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:39pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell offered his support and community members young and old came up with an action plan at the “Voices Over Violence” meeting sponsored by South Peninsula Haven House on Oct. 17. It was the second meeting organized by Haven House following the Sept. 8 teen drinking party ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:37pm
  • What kind of information do city residents need before voting on formation of Homer’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District? What kind do they want? Where can they find it?...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:34pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula television viewers will see some familiar faces on the multi-segment “Buying Alaskan,” scheduled to show on the Discovery Channel at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday and at the same times on Oct. 28.  Philip Alderfer, broker-owner of the Alderfer Group; Sc...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:17pm
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking comments and information on a proposal to repair bluff erosion along mile 153.35 of the Sterling Highway, approximately 3.75 miles north of Anchor Point. An open house public meeting on the project will be hel...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:16pm
  • In a poignant ceremony with three generations of his family watching, Homer Mayor Emeritus James Hornaday pounded the gavel one final time and stepped down Monday night at his last meeting presiding over the Homer City Council. “It hasn’t been boring,” Hornaday said of his eight years as mayor...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:15pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A third person has been charged in the Sept. 8 incident in which a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted with an object at a large teenage party on East End Road. Alaska State Troopers at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday arrested a 16-year-old Homer...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:12pm

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