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  • Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, holds a Town Hall meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Middle School Library, his campaign staff announced this week. Begich is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate against Republican Party candidate Dan Sullivan, a former Alaska Department of Natural Resour...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:04pm
  • An Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist has been charged with two violations related to a moose hunt last August. Jason Herreman, 33, was charged with taking moose using illegal methods or means and unlawful possession of game, both minor offenses. Herreman is the area biologist for the Home...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:04pm
  • Wanted: Chief administrative officer to manage a large lower Kenai Peninsula corporation with an $18 million budget. Supervisory details include directing heads of several departments, enforcing corporate rules and overseeing major properties, including a waterfront enterprise. Must have bachelor’...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03pm
  • Following Homer City Manager Walt Wrede’s announcement last week that he will not seek renewal of his employment contract, the Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe have started the process to find a new manager. Monday, the council appointed a three-member committee to review applications. In a...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:02pm
  • I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Hospice of Homer volunteer training. The staff and volunteers at hospice did an excellent job and offered a great opportunity for our group to learn the importance of this great program in our midst.  When my mother was in her final stages o...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:38pm
  • In the 50 years of Homer News’ existence, stories about elections have figured large. From the local citizenry laying the groundwork for questions to be resolved to the actual voting, it has been the process through which issues big and small have been decided.On page one of the very first Homer N...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:37pm
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that provides individuals and families with practical tools to gain control of their finances, is being offered at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St. The classes began Oct. 1, but interested people are invited to call Huck Bis...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:34pm
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    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:34pm
  • Jack Polster plants vegetables on the roof, and has a bumper crop of kale. Anyone wishing to get some kale can call him at 235-2298....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:31pm
  • It took two cranes, two days, a caravan of trucks and a platoon of workers, but last Thursday and Friday the new Ramp 3 went in at the Homer Harbor. Built by Bay Weld of Homer, a Homer Boat Yard truck and trailer hauled the 105-foot, 18,000-pound ramp to the harbor from Bay Weld’s shop on East End...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:23pm
  • JUNEAU — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Alaska’s newest ferries will be the first made in the state after all.Gov. Sean Parnell announced an agreement Sept. 20 between the state and Vigor Alaska to construct two Alaska Class ferries at Vigor’s Ketchikan shipyard.Vigor Alaska estimated in a company release that the pair of 280-foot Ala...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Appreciating the time and expertise of individuals serving on the city’s boards, commissions, committees and task forces, the city of Homer, Mayor Beth Wythe and the Homer City Council invited those dedicated volunteers to a recognition reception at the Elks Club last Thursday.   Mayor B...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:16pm
  • A friendly banter fills the quiet evening as people gather in the yard. Some have remembered to bring bags. Others forgot. Gravel crunches as someone walks up the driveway toward the group. Kids munch on apples from brown lunch sacks labeled “Tasty Treats,” in black marker. “I just need about ...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:11pm
  • Remarks from state legislators representing the Kenai Peninsula during an Alaska LNG Project update focused on local impact and project finances.Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash and Alaska LNG Project Manager Steve Butt provided an update on the project at a joint publi...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:39pm
  • Even though the Homer Farmers Market had its last official market last weekend, you will most definitely be seeing crisp fresh veggies offered by dedicated vendors down at the Market this Saturday as well. This has been a productive year and vegetables don’t follow the calendar.  But that sum...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:33pm
  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede will not seek renewal of his employment contract. In a letter sent to Mayor Beth Wythe and Homer City Council members on Thursday, Wrede gave his three-month notice saying he did not intend to work past the end of his contract on Dec. 31....

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:44am
  • A founding member of the Homer Cycling Club, Catriona Lowe has a gimmick not seen in previous Homer elections: She rides her bicycle around town with a campaign sign on the back.Lowe, 47, decided to run for Homer City Council a few days before a recent life change. On Aug. 9, she married Derek Reyno...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:03am
  • In his three campaigns for Homer City Council, incumbent and two-term council member David Lewis has seen the field grow progressively larger. He first ran for office in 2008, a two-person field with council member Barbara Howard.“I wouldn’t say I ran. I walked,” Lewis said.In 2011, he and How...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:59am

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