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  • With the beginning of summer and you’re starting to clear out your freezer of last year’s catch, think of us. Those of us at the Homer Community Food Pantry look forward to receiving salmon and halibut from last year, fresh vegetables from your garden and household items and clothes left over fr...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center E...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:10am
  • The American Legion General Buckner Post 16 last month honored World War II veteran George Meeker for his 70 years continuous membership in the American Legion. Meeker was presented with a plaque honoring his membership at his Homer home. In the photo above, Bill Sheldo...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:08am
  • After more than a half-century since their service to this country, Homer residents Don Arseneau, Dick Lewis and Gail Sorensen received some well-deserved honor. Along with 20 other veterans from World War II and the Korean War, they participated in an Honor Flight from Alaska to Washington, D.C., A...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:04am
  • As children enjoyed a pleasant summer evening at the Karen Hornaday Park playground last Thursday, in the parking lot below Homer Police said an alleged drug dealer, Reily Arambul, 20, fired a single shotgun slug into the door of a white Jeep Cherokee. The round went through the lower door panel and...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:51am
  • In continuing discussions on how to build a new Homer Public Safety Building, the Homer City Council has said building a new police station and making fire hall improvements would probably require borrowing money through a bond. The council until this week avoided specifics on a bond. At its regular...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:45am
  • In December 1973, the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development. The lease sale brought in nearly $25 million dollars. Local fishermen and others united to challenge the leases and to push oil and gas out of Kachemak Bay’s rich fisheries. Eventually,...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:49am
  • A Homer resident called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home on Saturday, May 14 at 6:48 a.m. Homer Police responded and found that someone had entered the residence and taken several items from the home, including firearms. The firearms taken were described to police by the victim as...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:33am
  • “Disco!” yells an excited boy standing on top of a cluster of rocks on Otter Rock. The rest of the group comprised of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and two naturalists look up from the tide pools and start moving towards him....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:31am
  • Three notable birders bestowed their knowledge on eager listeners during the Shorebird Festival keynote speeches. Festival-goers from all over Alaska and the lower-48 gathered in the Mariner Theatre on the evening of Saturday, May 14 to hear from Sharon Stiteler, Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:23am

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