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  • Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, the Japanese city of Teshio gifted representatives of Homer, including the Homer City Council, with “happi coats,” garments frequently reserved for festivals. Amidst an evening of budgets, ordinances and resolutions, the coats, which arrived in time for the...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:54pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:51pm
  • Raise high the windsock, sculptor Anchorage artist Rachelle Dowdy, right, installs her fanciful loon sculpture with windsock at Bishop’s Beach Park on Monday. Assisting her are Michael Walsh, center, of Bunnell Street Arts Center, and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, lef...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Although only two cases of Ebola virus disease have been diagnosed in the United States, both in Dallas, Texas, South Peninsula Hospital and local health providers have started training and developed guidelines in the event patients in Homer develop possible Ebola symptoms.  Ebola is unlikely t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:43pm
  • Although only two cases of Ebola virus disease have been diagnosed in the United States, both in Dallas, Texas, South Peninsula Hospital and local health providers have started training and developed guidelines in the event patients in Homer develop possible Ebola symptoms.  Ebola is unlikely t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:43pm
  • Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them have a bit more gray hair and wrinkles. If it seems like many lower peninsula residents were born a few decades before the millennium, that’s right. We...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them have a bit more gray hair and wrinkles. If it seems like many lower peninsula residents were born a few decades before the millennium, that’s right. We...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41pm
  • With community members still asking for more discussion, a committee last week recommended city-owned property at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue as the site of choice for a new public safety building. This week, an ordinance was introduced at the borough assembly that would li...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:38pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members said goodbye on Tuesday to three outgoing members and welcomed their elected replacements. Termed-out members Charlie Pierce, Bill Smith and Assembly President Hal Smalley took part in their last assembly meeting. Blaine Gilman, Kelly Cooper and Stan Welles w...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:06pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:19pm

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