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  • A 22-year veteran in Alaska municipal government has been named interim city manager for Homer.  Marvin Yoder will start after Jan. 1, and in the last two weeks of December will visit Homer, meet with outgoing City Manager Walt Wrede and get to know city departments, the city announced in a pre...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:49pm
  • A burglary early Sunday morning of Don Jose’s Restaurant on Pioneer Avenue is the latest in a string of burglaries and thefts this fall that have plagued Homer businesses from East End Road to the Homer Spit. Homer Police have made some arrests, including three men and a woman for a burglary last ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:22pm
  • If the Homer City Council does nothing else all year, to keep the city of Homer running, it must do at least one thing: pass a budget. On Monday night at its regular meeting, it did just that. “We shall consider our budget to be approved,” Homer Mayor Beth Wythe announced after the council consi...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Last Friday, students gathered in Kachemak Bay Campus’ Bayview Hall as the skeleton of a Stejneger’s beaked whale they had carefully pieced together was raised to hang from the college ceiling.  Among the participating students were the members of KBC’s Semester by the Bay program, a dome...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:19pm
  • It was saved until the end of Monday’s regular city council meeting, but the lineup at the microphone, the accolades given, the servings of cake and punch and the emotions expressed —laughter and tears — made it clear City Manager Walt Wrede’s upcoming departure was the focus of the evening....

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Saturday will be the end of an era, Betsteroids. That’s right. On 12/13/14 it will be the last day this century when the date will be three consecutive numbers. That’s assuming you abbreviate the year and don’t use the European method of writing dates with the year first, as in 14/12/13. Ever ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:40pm
  • When a protective order says “no contact” with the person filing an order, that means no contact — not even by “liking” the person’s Facebook photos or commenting on them.  That’s the basis of a charge of violating a protective order against Lane T. Saunders, 27. Homer Police got ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:43am
  • When a protective order says “no contact” with the person filing an order, that means no contact — not even by “liking” the person’s Facebook photos or commenting on them.  That’s the basis of a charge of violating a protective order against Lane T. Saunders, 27. Homer Police got ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:43am
  • As structural changes to health care insurance delivery continue to roll out under the Affordable Health Care Act implementation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District faces several big changes in its self-funded plans....

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:41am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER As Homer holiday traditions go, some have endured for decades, like the Nutcracker Ballet or the Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. Other traditions have sputtered and started, though, like the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree....

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:43am

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