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  • The $7,000 raised at the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Homer Community Food Pantry will go a long way to keeping Homer families fed this winter. Nine potters and 14 restaurants donated bowls and soup in the lunch event last Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. “We had such good support from t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:02pm
  • Yusra Sahi, a Homer High School foreign exchange student from the Philippines, was relieved to learn her family was uninjured by super typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 with winds exceeding 160 miles per hour. The distance between Sahi and her home country — more than 5,000 miles — seemed greater, ho...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:57pm
  • On time and under budget: Those are words citizens like to hear when it comes to capital projects.  In Alaska’s short construction season, “on time” can sometimes be a challenge. For 2013 city of Homer projects, though, an above-average sunny and warm summer and fall allowed contractors t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:48pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested on assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking party. Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces two counts of third-degree assault in the latest incident. Police said that on Nov. 11, Young hit on the...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:17pm
  • The Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will hold its quarterly meeting at Land’s End Nov. 21-22. The agenda includes a public hearing focusing on the Homer Prevention Plan from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Homer has been the recipient of four programs through the council — Girls on t...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:29pm
  • The Homer Spit and Halibut Cove will be without power from 12-2 a.m. Nov. 16. The planned outage is necessary in order for Homer Electric Association crews to complete work on the installation of a new underground power line that will serve the Homer Spit and the south Kachemak Bay area. During the ...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:27pm
  • A rocket mass heater workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Canyon Arts School of Natural Building, Mile 7 East End Road.  The hands-on workshop will teach participants the theory and how to build a rocket mass heater, an affordable, effic...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:07am
  • Move over Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. It’s time for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Winter Shopping Derby.  The action begins Friday and continues until Feb. 7, with the grand prize $1,000 Homer Bucks winner announced Feb. 11. It includes weekly drawing for prizes donate...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:07am
  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:27pm
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:25pm

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