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  • The seventh annual Hospice of Homer golf tournament fundraiser gives golfers of all skill levels the chance to play, have fun, and even win a prize or two.  The tournament will be held at The Tips Golf Course, a par three, nine-hole course out East End Road with a breath-taking view of Kachemak...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:53pm
  • Members of the panel on the 40th anniversary of the Kachemak Bay oil and gas lease buyback reflected on the effort it took to keep the oil companies out of Homer waters. The other message of the night was for Homer and Kenai Peninsula residents to stay vigilant in preserving the future....

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:57pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker found little to praise in the Legislature’s passage of a state budget, saying lawmakers still need to act on a plan to address Alaska’s deficit. During an at-times fiery news conference, Walker asked whether the state has to go broke before action is taken. Legislator...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:45pm
  • KODIAK — Kodiak College is cutting some programs that are no longer in demand to save money during a difficult fiscal time for the state. Kodiak College asked the University of Alaska Anchorage to stop admitting students to two undergraduate certificates: one in construction technology and one in ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:43pm
  • Fireweed Academy Principal Kiki Abrahamson has been ready to retire for a couple years, but she was not ready to leave Fireweed, she said. Even now, after she announced her retirement, and celebrated her time at the school with current and former students at a retirement party, Abrahamson plans to c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:40pm
  • Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik American Legion and VFW members traveled to three ceremonies along the lower Kenai Peninsula to honor the memory of dead servicemen and women of all wars.  ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:41pm
  • A hearing was held and continued last Friday with Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. Reily Arambul, 20, and Sean Carpenter, 26, attended hearings telephonically from Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.  Homer Po...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:36pm
  • A proposed harbor moorage rate increase got caught in procedural limbo at the May 23 Homer City Council meeting. Following objections by several Homer small-boat owners, the council postponed and set for a public hearing Resolution 16-054, a resolution setting the rate schedule, but failed to even c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:32pm
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:38am
  • 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

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