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  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:22pm
  • A proposed purchase of $30,000 in light-emitting diode lights for one harbor mast light pole could save the city up to $6,200 per light pole annually. At Monday’s regular Homer City Council, the council introduced on first reading Ordinance 16-45, a sole-source contract to Puffin Electric to purch...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:22pm
  • When working with nature, doing nothing often means a great deal. Such is the case of Paul and Jen Castellani, the owners of Will Grow Farm, and their home located off the beaten path between Homer and Anchor Point. Despite the Castellani’s efforts to leave the land on which they live and reap the...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:22pm
  • The city of Homer has received a $500,000 state grant to improve pedestrian access and safety on Soundview Avenue. The half-million dollar Transportation Alternatives Grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities adds to $200,000 the Homer City Council appropriated earlier...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Air taxi crashes in Nanwalek A Smokey Bay Air plane crashed on landing at the Nanwalek Airport a little before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. No passengers were on board and the pilot escaped without injuries, said National Transportation Safety Board air safety investigator Mitch Gallo. The crash caused major...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Hospice of Homer has been serving the greater Homer area for 31 years, and this Saturday, its staff and board of directors are throwing a party to celebrate. You’re invited. Last year’s event drew about 70 people, said Hospice Director Darlene Hilderbrand. If the weather cooperates, the outdoor ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:14pm
  • There were no brass bands and no city officials with big scissors cutting a ribbon, but at the end of the work day on Aug. 15, the city opened a new stretch of Grubstake Avenue connecting Heath Street and Lake Street. Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer had said earlier that though paving had be...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:46am
  • By ELIZABETH EARL Morris News Service - Alaska A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid....

    Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:29pm
  • With the closing of the city of Homer election filing period at noon Monday, five candidates have filed for three seats. In the Oct. 4 city election, and with no incumbents running for their current seats, voters will choose two new Homer City Council members and a new mayor. Council members Gus Van...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:07pm
  • Voters won’t be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area this October....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:06am

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