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  • If the print edition of today’s Homer News had scratch ’n’ sniff ink, an eau de Homer this spring would have a recipe like this: • Start with a generous dose of wet dog; • Add a sprinkle of sewage sludge; • Toss in a dead sea otter; • Throw in that yucky black stuff at the bottom of an...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:13pm
  • A huge flock of greater white-fronted geese flew in this weekend over Kachemak Bay, drawing a steady stream of bird watchers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. At Beluga Slough, hundreds of geese fed in the slough, some within yards of the Lake Street path. Along with the greater white-fronted ...

    Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:20am
  • Ask a Homer High School student what he or she can do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or to improve the area's preparedness for a natural disaster, and you'll get an answer. A winning answer, as was proven in the 23rd annual Caring For the Kenai competitio...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:27pm
  • Show me the money. While Mayor Beth Wythe and some council members didn't say it in exactly those words, that was the sentiment at Monday night's Homer City Council meeting and council work sessions earlier that night and the previous Monday. Several items prompted Wythe and others to express an aus...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:13pm
  • With this year's Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival quickly approaching, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is asking the community's help in ensuring the festival is a financially sustainable event. "This year everybody who has registered for an event gets a keychain figure they have to ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:11pm
  • In a work session on April 15 and at the Homer City Council meeting Monday night, the council got in a bit of a tussle with the Parks and Recreation Commission over a misunderstanding on the Kachemak Drive nonmotorized path. Last December, the council appropriated $20,000 in a resolution "to determi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:07pm
  • At the top of a list of items on the Homer City Council's consent agenda were two items that, if passed, would change the Homer Spit zoning code and allow accessory uses like lodging in the Marine Commercial zoning district. Monday night, those two ordinances, 13-11 and 13-12, were only being introd...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:02pm
  • With 16 teams and an organizing committee hard at work, the 2013 Relay for Life of Homer, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is lining up to be a success. Anyone wanting to help sponsor the June 7-8 event has until April 28 to sign up, with payment due in May. For more information on being a Re...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:52pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Port Graham woman with making terroristic threats against her 1-year-old son. After checking to make sure the boy was OK, troopers arrested Elizabeth Kvasnikoff, 27, on one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a class C felony. Kvasnikoff was char...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:51pm
  • The eighth annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street. Accepted items include computers, electronics and batteries. Smoke detectors, vacuums, PCBs, audio tapes and video tapes will not be accepted....

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:50pm

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