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  • Money, money, money. Where to get it? How to spend it? With the city’s 2014 budget before them, those were the questions guiding Homer’s six council members and mayor during a work session, Committee of the Whole meeting and regular council meeting Monday. Mayor Beth Wythe drew the first line in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:07pm
  • The End of the Road Shootout hockey game between the Juneau Crimson Bears and the Homer Mariners originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Kevin Bell Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. All other games will occur as planned....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Cookie sales and campouts don’t just happen. In the world of Girl Scouting, it takes committed adult leaders willing to spend hours organizing, planning, studying, preparing, doing whatever it takes to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” as th...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:42pm
  • The Kenai Grand Jury last week indicted on felony assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking partay.  Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces counts of second-degree and third-degree assault in the latest incident. The grand...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:41pm
  • Americans traditionally observe Thanksgiving with the four Fs: family, friends, food and football. What better way to celebrate than by joining loved ones around a dining table covered with a turkey roasted to perfection and stuffed with a savory mixture, heaping bowls of mashed potatoes with gravy ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:08pm
  • 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 - 4:02pm
  • 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 - 3:57pm
  • 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 - 3:48pm
  • 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 - 4:17pm
  • 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 - 3:29pm

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