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  • It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended the 40th anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska — but when a table mate leaned over and said “Boy that’s great,” to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:28am
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:37pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes. Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second with 531 ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:34pm
  • Castner: People get to vote on charter Homer is a wonderful community; people pray together, play together, fish, farm, support their youth, and enjoy the talents of its chefs and artists. While diverse in political view, community values of fairness and non-discrimination generally...

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:43pm
  • Arno: Let's encourage prosperity for all I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t know everything and we will have our differences but if you vote for me I will serve Homer with an open ear and I will do my best to serve the best interest of Homer.  And when I say ...

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:25pm
  • 12:30 p.m. update The Coast Guard and the state Division of Oil and Gas are reporting that the fire on Hilcorp’s Baker platform is under control. “Last I heard, the fire was still being fought, but it is basically smoldering at this point,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st C...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:22pm
  • Sarno: Involve citizens, youth ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:45am
  • 1. Some people have criticized the city of Homer as being anti-business. Do you think this is true? Why? What, if anything, should the city of Homer do to help business and promote economic development?  Candidates for Homer Mayor:...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:05am
  • It has been my privilege to be Homer’s mayor for the past two years. I have worked hard to represent Homer as a community “open for business.” Actions that I have promoted in this effort include:• Changes in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) presentation.• Encouraging a strategic planning...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:39am
  • My mayoral office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily citizen meetings at mayor’s office: Monday, public health and wellbeing; Tuesday, facilities and infrastructure; Wednesday, education; Thursday, budget and audit reviews; and Friday, economic development/port and harbor....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:35am
  • I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t know everything and we will have our differences but if you vote for me I will serve Homer with an open ear and I will do my best to serve the best interest of Homer. And when I say “Homer,” I am not just talking about the residents within the ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:31am
  • First of all, thank you for voting. I’m running for city council because I’d like to see the city of Homer move away from the unnecessary spending and overbearing ordinances that do little or nothing for the citizens of Homer. My goal is to eliminate wasteful spending in our city government and ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:28am
  • Homer has many things going for it. We have great beauty, a good port and harbor, many recreational opportunities, excellent schools and an eclectic population that brings diversity to the city. We have just finished the gas line that will help lower the cost of living. The trail system in town is g...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:25am
  • Determining the city budget will be one of the priorities to focus on this fall. Ultimately all city council considerations are centered in fiscal responsibility. A balanced budget with prudent utilization of city funds is the backbone of our success.Hand-in-hand with developing a budget will be rec...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:20am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictChapman SchoolToday: National Custodian Day.Fireweed Academy (grades K-2)Oct. 10: Egg take at the Anchor River.Fireweed Academy (grades 2-6)Oct. 3: Mock justice trial with Ginny Espenshade.Oct. 6: After-school math every Monday.Homer High SchoolOct. 3: Pep asse...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:12am
  • At Paul Banks Elementary School’s first “Paul Banks Day,” Sept. 16, the K-2 students, faculty, staff and visitors celebrated the school’s namesake, the late Paul Banks. Having worked on the construction of East Homer Elementary School in 1964, Banks also was the school’s first custodian....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:10am
  • The only charter school in the southern Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Fireweed Academy opened its doors as “Homer Charter School” in 1997. Two years later, using a consensus decision-making model, the teachers, parents, staff, the school’s Academic Policy Committee and community mem...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:06am
  • The municipal election is just around the corner, Tuesday, to be exact. However, for those who anticipate not being available to get to the polls Tuesday, absentee voting began Sept. 22. In Homer, city residents and Kenai Peninsula Borough residents living inside the city can cast absentee ballots i...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Illegal camping, late-night partying, reckless driving, drug dealing and trash on Bishop’s Beach: It all adds up to a trend that worries Old Town business and home owners. With the growing popularity of Bishop’s Beach has come some abuse that could change the character of the beach....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:09pm
  • The sounds of friendly pickleball competition fill the air inside the gym that is part of the HERC, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. Laughter, the slap of shoes on the gym floor, the pop of balls on paddles. Three games are in progress, four people each game, more sitting on the sidelines...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:06pm

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