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  • At the 34th annual conference of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins was recognized as the association’s Harbormaster of the Year. “I could tell something was in the wind when I got to the conference,” said Hawkins of secretive conv...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:54pm
  • Mud and debris floods East End Road by Bear Creek Drive on Monday afternoon. The road as closed about 4:45 p.m. Another mud slide crossed the road near Slavin Drive by the American Legion Post. Homer Police now advise that East End Road is closed between Slavin Drive and Bear Creek Drive due to mud ...

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 5:03pm
  • Following a Facebook posting about a Homer burglary and a tip from a local cell-phone store employee, Homer Police this week charged five people in connection with the Oct. 21 burglary of Tech Connect, including the man suspected to have broken into the Pioneer Avenue electronics store....

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:30pm
  • This month I’m going to talk about a subject that previous directors have danced around: the grant we receive from the city of Homer. Every year the chamber goes before the Homer City Council to ask for, and justify, the allocation from the city that is used to market the city of Homer.  In r...

    Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:38am
  • All 13 passengers and two crew members on an Era Alaska flight walked to safety after the plane’s landing gear apparently collapsed as it was arriving in Homer Wednesday afternoon. The Beechcraft 1900C airplane skidded from the east end of the main runway to near the terminal building. The inciden...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:24pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 30: 90-minute early release.   Chapman School Through Oct. 25: Scholastic Book Fair. Through Oct. 25: Parent-teacher conferences, no school. Oct. 25:...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:34am
  • The West Anchorage DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — Tournament at West High School in Anchorage was the spot to be for 20 Homer students on Saturday, as well as four students from the brand new Voznesenka DDF team. Homer DDFers received the following awards: First place, duet acting:...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:28am
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families are invited to a celebration catered by the Homer High School Culinary Arts class. First quarter winners are:   Tommy Sheldon – nomi...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:26am
  • Homer High School junior Evan Boyer has been selected as the student representative for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board for the 2013-2014 school year. “When it comes to my interest in government and politics, I always really enjoyed being able to help people,” said Boyer, who began serv...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • What’s as tiny as a sesame seed, but big enough to cost Americans in the neighborhood of $367 million to $1 billion each year?  Answer: head lice. Pediculosis, to be a bit more formal....

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited announced Tuesday that it has landed two short-term gas sales contracts for Cook Inlet gas productions. The names of the buyers have not been disclosed, but one is a large commercial end-user and the second is with a Cook Inlet oil producer, according to a press release. Up ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • A contact with a woman reported to appear suspiciously parked on empty lots on Spruceview Avenue last Tuesday has led to the woman, Jodi Ann Bellows, 41, being charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for intent to sell heroin. Bellows also is charged with two counts of...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:16am
  • Turn more than 500 trick-or-treaters loose and what do you get? Besides a mob of robots, knights, witches, Wonder Women, Supermen, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels, that is? You get an increased risk of injury when treat-toting youngsters and traffic in the Bayview-Mountainvie...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:11am
  • FAMILY   Through Oct. 31 Trick or treat bags available Homer Police Department Stop before Halloween to pick yours up; stop by on Halloween for candy.   Oct. 25 5-8 p.m. Halloween Carnival Chapman School, Anchor Point ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:10am
  • Editor’s note: In the last of this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges.   In the 1930s when the Homer Women’s Club wanted a community hall in what’s now called Old Town, women held socials to raise money for supplies and persuaded ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:47pm
  • A rash of Homer burglaries that started with a break-in at the Salvation Army on Sept. 11 have continued with a burglary Oct. 9 at a Skyline Drive lodge and burglaries last week of two downtown Homer businesses. Police have charged two suspects in the lodge burglary, Hannah Hill and Harold Sargeant,...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:28pm
  • At the south end of Birch Street in Anchor Point, water covers the gravel street’s intersection with Ester Avenue. At the north end, survey stakes outline the course a ditch is being constructed to create a route for water to flow north toward an existing stream. On Tuesday, heavy equipment was at...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that’s racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the municipality needs a higher offer to cover a grant that must be repaid to the federal government. The borough has turned down the $2 milli...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:18pm
  • ANCHORAGE — It is one of Alaska’s great success stories: rural health care, operated by Alaska Natives. After decades of pushing for self-governance, Native people gained control of federally administered Indian Health Service programs for Alaska in 1998 and improvements in health care delivery ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:15pm
  • There will be a QuickBooks class Oct. 28-30 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited. To register, call Heidi at 907-283-3335 ext. 3....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:13pm

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