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  • With the fireweed blossoms long gone and leaves turning yellow, it’s time to think about what’s around the corner: winter. With that in mind, the Salvation Army is holding a coat give-away for area youngsters at the Salvation Army’s Sterling Highway location from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. “We ha...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:10pm
  • Homer Police on Wednesday filed for an arrest warrant for a suspect in an armed robbery last Thursday of the Wagon Wheel, a longtime Homer feed, animal supply and garden store on Ocean Drive.  The store is known for its frequently photographed “Pick Up Chicks Here” sign. Police did not want...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:09pm
  • Hospice of Homer begins its annual training for end-of-life and visitor volunteer programs next month. Training sessions will be: • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; • 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; • 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7; • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; • 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12;  ...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:08pm
  • An omission in Homer’s city code has prompted a proposed revision of where heliports can and cannot be allowed.  While most helicopters land and take off at the Homer Airport, another frequent landing spot is the pad on the roof of South Peninsula Hospital when medevac flights deliver or tran...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:07pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris news Service - alaska It sounds like the beginning of a joke — a businessman, a pastor and a rancher presented their views on local government to a full house of area residents. While the audience did have some laughs following various comments fr...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:04pm
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    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:01pm
  • Robin Schmidt of the Social Security Administration’s office in Anchorage will be in the Homer City Hall Cowles Council Chambers on Sept 18 to give a presentation on “Understanding Social Security” from noon-1:30 p.m. From 1:30-2:30 p.m., there will be a “mySocialSecurity” present...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:59pm
  • Having doubled its inventory in six years, the Homer Fire Station was running out of space in 1980. “Even when all the pumpers, tankers and trucks had nice homes, there would not be any room for other important activities: fixing the equipment, drying the hoses, training the volunteers,” Fire Ch...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:58pm
  • Homer Police are seeking suspects in the armed robbery on Thursday of the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive. According to a police press release, a man at about 1:40 p.m. Sept. 4 entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the register. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount ...

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:18pm
  • British adventurer Sarah Outen waves as she rides her bike, Hercules, on the Homer Spit as she sets off for New York. Kate Krautler, to her left, and Frida Renner were part of an escort of about 20 bicyclists who joined Outen part of the way out of town. Some rode as far as Anchor Point. Outen, 29, ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:07pm

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