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  • At first glance, a natural gas transmission line to serve about 700 Funny River Road area properties looks like a small-scale version of the Anchor Point-Homer gas transmission line.  Like the lower Kenai Peninsula project, the Funny River project on the central peninsula near the Kenai River h...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Cleanup of drilling cuttings, hydraulic fluids and other potentially hazardous waste continues at the site of a truck crash last week near Mile 9.5 East End Road that killed a  Soldotna truck driver hauling drilling cuttings. Trevor Cunningham, 29, was ejected from his truck in the crash on Jan...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:11am
  • With the second year of the 28th Alaska Legislature having started last week, Homer’s legislators are looking at a session missing some of the controversy of last year, particularly with the passage of Senate Bill 21, a bill changing Alaska’s oil tax structure.  The session started Jan. 21,...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:09am
  • • Held an executive session to consider legal advice on how to proceed in a lawsuit won by Ken Castner challenging how the city assessed condominiums in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District.  In public comments before the executive session, Castner criticized the city for filing ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:32pm
  • For once, it wasn’t déjà vu all over again at a Homer City Council meeting. Unlike in October 1990, when angry veterans came to protest reconsideration of putting an American Legion Auxiliary veterans memorial in WKFL Park, this Monday when another decision about putting a monument in the park c...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:31pm
  • The sign on a Homer Senior Center wall indicates the location of “Strong Women.” Follow the arrow and that’s exactly what you’ll find: a group of women meeting three times a week to improve their health through the “Strong Women” program. Developed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:17pm
  • At its annual meeting Jan. 22, South Peninsula Hospital Inc. board of directors elected new officers: Thomas Clark, president; Kelly Cooper, vice president; Bernadette Wilson, secretary; and Matt Hambrick, treasurer. The board conducts regular monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month i...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:15pm
  • In the latest version of a Homer City Council attempt to repeal a seasonal holiday on sales taxes for nonprepared food, the council on Monday night came one vote short of putting on the ballot the question of if voters wanted to repeal that holiday. The motion got three votes, with council members B...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:14pm
  • Dozens of people and nearly as many dogs walked the beach on the Homer Spit on Saturday. The temperature rose even higher than the sign at Alaska USA, hitting 55 — the highest temperature for Alaska and warmer than Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga....

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:14pm
  • Hours ahead of Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, Ken Castner and Ginny Espenshade submitted to the city petitions with what they believe are enough signatures to ask voters to weigh in on whether Homer should be a home-rule city. In November, Castner and Espenshade took their interest in turning Homer int...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:11pm

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