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  • If there’s a poster child for a city street that needs work, that would be Waddell Way. At Lake Street, Waddell Way starts as a rough pothole-filled road that looks like the Ho Chi Minh Trail after a Vietnam War B-52 bomb run. A sign at the east end warns away drivers: “Not city maintained; trav...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:02pm
  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:46pm
  • Jeffery Trinkera Employment: Executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, 2013-present; assistant economic development director, Rosenberg, 2010-13; management assistant, city of Sugarland, Texas, 2008-10.  Education: Bache...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:07pm
  • In an almost unheard of action on Monday night, the Homer City Council voted not to go into executive session. Routinely, the council votes to go into executive session without discussion.  With council members Catriona Reynolds, Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak voting no, and David Lewis and Francie ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:06pm
  • The seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items is on the table again. Blaine Gilman of Kenai introduced the ordinance that would allow for the borough to collect taxes from Sept.1 until May 31 on non-prepared groceries, during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting....

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:54pm
  • For years, at the annual Cabin Fever Variety Show songs have been sung, guitars and ukuleles strummed, pianos played, jokes told and stories recited. Local cooks have offered up cakes and cookies, pies and breads. Raffle tickets have been sold and prizes won. All of that has been done with one goal:...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:53pm
  • Following a meeting on Jan. 28 in which the City Manager Selection Committee chose four finalists for the position of Homer City Manager, the Homer City Council on Monday interviewed the applicants by phone. Next Monday, the council discusses the finalists and works toward narrowing its list. The to...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:47pm
  • Two men in a Chevrolet pickup truck spin brodies on Beluga Lake on Monday afternoon. With the ice thickening up, people have begun driving on the lake and sometimes testing their driving skills. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the city does not get involved in determining if ice thickness is adequ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:43pm

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