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  • If you like prizes and fun, the annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair at Homer High is the place to be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event aims to promote healthy living to kids and teens, as well as other family members. The event will feature more than 30 booths and stations with hands-on act...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am
  • Homer’s teens want the community to stop making assumptions about them, and they’re using art to get everyone’s attention. The group of teens involved in Homer’s Lead On group is hosting an event to kick off a media campaign focusing on the negative effects of stereotyping from 6-8 p.m. Frid...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Homer Mariner Footb...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:41am
  • South Peninsula Syringe Exchange received a $1,000 grant from The Awesome Foundation, providing funding for a pilot program over the summer. Catriona Reynolds announced the grant at the city council meeting on Monday, April 25.   “It came together and worked out that there are enough people i...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:16am
  • Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. T...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
  • At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and bolts of running government — funding. In two issues on the agenda, the council looked at these money matters: ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:57am
  • Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict. “I made amends to the people I stole money from. I made amends to the police station and causing harm in their town, selling drugs in their town. I made peace with ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:54am
  • Homer Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding two fugitives from justice believed to be in the lower Kenai Peninsula area. The wanted men are: • William Oscar “Billy” Daugherty, 51, wanted for violating conditions of release for a felony on various charges, and • Mica Jus...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:04pm
  • UFA announces  committee changes United Fishermen of Alaska announced changes to its Executive Committee, effective April 15.  UFA’s officers remain unchanged as Jerry McCune will continue to serve as UFA president, joined by Matt Alward as vice presiden...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:32am
  • Alaska Airlines keeps making news, seemingly for all the right reasons. The company announced a $4 billion deal to purchase Virgin America April 4, a deal that when finalized will make Alaska the fifth-largest domestic carrier. Spokesman Tim Thompson said to Anchorage Chamber of Commerce members Apr...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:29am
  • Anchorage’s Pot Luck Events is the only marijuana social club still operating without a legal challenge, as statewide puzzlement to their legality produces a patchwork of local controls. Fairbanks’ The Higher Calling and Homer’s Kachemak Cannabis Club have both closed, and the City of Kenai is...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:28am
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    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:27am
  • Homer Eyecare is hosting a Designer Frame Trunk Show on Wednesday, April 27,  from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The show follows Dr. Andrew Peter’s visit in mid April to the International Vision Expo and Conference in New York.  This year, for the first time, Homer Eyecare will go with a red carp...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:17am
  • Northrim Bank leaders say Alaska’s state fiscal outlook may be grim, but the economy has some positives to focus on as well. The bank has launched a new speaking series geared specifically towards helping businesses navigate the state’s new fiscal environment. The key point is psychology, the ba...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:17am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School  May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten screening.   Fireweed Academy (all grades) May 1: May Day celebration at Little Fireweed, 12-4 p.m. Everyone i...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:07am
  • Colors of Homer has provided a safe space for teens to express their creativity for the last four years, and this year it also aimed to give back to the Homer High School art program. The bi-annual event acts as a variety-show-meets-open-mic-night for students to sing, recite poetry, show artwork, o...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:05am
  • It’s logical that a video starting with a teenage boy announcing to his friend that he is trying out his invented sport “para-snowmobile-ski-cliff-jumping” would end in a crash....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:04am
  • The leaders of a high-tech coastal mapping project offer a community presentation from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The ShoreZone Partnership gathers information on the biology and geology of coastal areas and makes maps to share the information with the public. It...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:01am
  • In an action the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust calls a last resort, the conservation organization filed a civil suit on April 4 in Homer District Court against Otto Kilcher, the Kilcher Homestead Trust and the Kilcher Family Trust alleging Otto Kilcher has violated a landmark conservation easement.&n...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am
  • Last spring, homeowners near Halibut Cove and Homer began to see needles on their spruces turning yellow and brown. Naturalists from the Alaska Division of Forestry, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service examined the trees on trips in June 2015 and...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:59am

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