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  • Overall, the summer of 2013 was a good one for Homer businesses. By the end of the year, the number of visitors to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will top 10,000 people; the number of tourists coming through Homer will be much higher. In interviews with 14 local businesses, they we...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:47am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:35pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. Van Dyke is one of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business. The other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four vo...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:59pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties, including search and rescue.“We expect no impact on essential ...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 3:21pm
  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:16pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meetings, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30: 90-minute early release. Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Jan. 22: 90-minute early release. Feb. 26:...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:09am
  • You can read about the nation’s capital, hear what it’s like to be in New York and see photos of historic sites on the East Coast. Or you can go there and experience it for yourself. That’s what local middle school-age youngsters have been doing since 2006, through School Tours of America. The...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:06am
  • A little more than a year after the alleged offense took place, two Homer men — Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19 — were indicted by a Kenai grand jury on Friday for one count each of sexual assault in the second degree.  The grand jury indictment now sends the cases from Di...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:32am
  • Recent rains that caused flooding in the Seward and Cooper Landing areas, and along the Kenai River, left their calling card on Tall Tree Avenue, north of Stariski. The force of erosion snapped the weld on a railroad tie used in the abutment of a bridge spanning Stariski Creek, sending gravel and ce...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 6:06pm
  • It was a one-man show with a one-topic focus at Thursday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay. However, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre took advantage of luncheon gathering to answer questions in addition to the details he provided on of Proposition No. 2. As it’s worded...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 6:02pm
  • Name: Justin Arnold  Sign: Gemini Likes: Long walks on the beach Superhero: Chuck Norris Politics: It’s complicated  ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:59pm
  • Homer was once a small community with no road system, no water and sewer, no harbor, no gas line, and many of the modern amenities we enjoy today. In order for those advances to have taken place over the last 50 years, I can only imagine the lively discussions and differences of opinions that took p...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:59pm
  • My name is Gus VanDyke. I am a 21-year Alaskan, the last 17 years in Homer. I was born and raised in Northwest Oregon. My wife and I vacationed in Alaska in April of 1992. We were so impressed by Alaska and its people when our all to short time in the state came to an end, we returned home and quit ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:58pm
  • My name is Corbin Arno, and I was born and raised in our beautiful town of Homer and I am now raising my wonderful family here. ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:56pm
  • The children of Alaska should be our top priority, their health, safety, education and their future. As stakeholders in our state we are responsible for meeting these needs. None of them are optional, and I am sure we all agree that these are necessities for our children, especially if it is for the...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:53pm
  • The HERC — Homer Education and Recreational Complex — was the Homer City Council’s topic du jour Monday. Bringing it to center stage were the council’s plans to request state funding for a new public safety building that would put one roof over the heads of Homer’s police, firefighters and...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:49pm
  • The public had an opportunity on Tuesday to hear the four candidates for Homer City Council give answers to five prepared questions at a forum sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Held at the Kachemak Community Center, Corbin Arno, Justin Arnold, Gus VanDyke and incumbent B...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:47pm
  • JUNEAU — A May 2013 report commissioned by the Pebble Limited Partnership indicates that the proposed Pebble mine would have a substantial effect on Alaska’s economy. The partnership considers the Pebble deposit to be one of the largest of its kind in the world. Alaska economist Scott Goldsmith ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:18pm
  • KODIAK — A former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has submitted his resignation as a fisheries consultant for the city of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Denby Lloyd’s last day will be Oct. 16. He will become the executive director of ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:18pm

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