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  • An atmosphere of peace and tranquility, a hint of pampering and an interior décor reflecting the skill of local crafters — from cabinetry to fabrics — await clients at Sea Glo Skin Care and Cosmetic Boutique. Then there’s the warm welcome by owner-esthetician Karen Shealy, r...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:00pm
  • By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre last week released a draft packet of the borough’s top state capital project funding priorities it will send with local legislators to Juneau. At the top of that wish list includes majo...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:57am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce hosted a Christmas tree lighting in the back lot of the Visitor Center on Nov. 30. Complete with Santa, hot drinks and a fire pit where celebrators young and old made s’mores, more than 100 watched the inaugural two-hour event.  Santa talked to more than 40 kids,...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:56am
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service - Alaska The market situation for an Alaska gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project may be getting more complicated and uncertain, a respected U.S. energy analyst said Nov. 28. Mikkal Herberg, director of research, energy security, ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:52am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The dream of renovating and bringing up to code the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex — the old Homer Intermediate School — got a setback on Monday night when the Homer City Council received a report saying that could be expens...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:49am
  • By Lori Evans Homer News Carrara Poindexter’s husband, Logan, thought she was crazy to spend $130 for a Homer Chamber of Commerce car-ATV raffle ticket. His thinking: No one ever wins those things. But Carrara said she had a feeling in her gut — unlike anything that she...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:33am
  • How do citizens want to pay for city government and how much should that government cost? At Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, council members and taxpayers debated — and acted upon — those issues which are at the heart of modern government. On the big ordinance of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:24am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Following a comment period that brought 1,500 comments from all over Alaska and the United States, the Alaska Division of Parks and Recreation earlier this month announced it will postpone a decision on whether or not to allow commercial he...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:22am
  • By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG  Homer News and JERZY SHEDLOCK   Peninsula Clarion  A chance encounter at the Anchor Point Grocery Store by an Alaska State Trooper with a suspect wanted for kidnapping, armed assault, robbery and burglary l...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21am
  • Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill cut logs are the winning entries in the BIZ-Idea 2012 Contest.   A cooperative effort between the Friends of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:18am
  • Although Buccaneer Oil Alaska got from the city of Homer an extension to Dec. 8 to moor its jack-up rig, the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, at the Deep Water Dock, it doesn't look likely state permits will be issued by Saturday to allow it to put legs down at the Cosmopolitan site off Anchor Poin...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:52am
  • With less than two months to go for property owners to object to the proposed Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, so far, objections have been light. As of this week, of the 3,855 lots in the assessment district, the city clerk’s office has received objections from owners of 110 parcels...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:51am
  • MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, a local collaborative for community health improvement, recently received a grant from the Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations fund of The Alaska Community Foundation. That grant has already be...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • Middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the first annual Alaska Regional Science Bowl to be held in Anchorage in March. The registration deadline has been extended to Dec. 15. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate, and ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to a collaborative effort between the city of Homer and the Homer Marine Trades Association."It went really well, said Bryan Hawkins, Homer's harbormaster. "Homer d...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:40am
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local fishermen say they are uninterested in taking out loans to recover from last season.Businesses in affected ar...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:37am
  • After serving for 23 years as the district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Homer, Mark Kinney is putting away his Xtratufs, and retiring. His last day in the office was Nov. 30....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:36am
  • Debbie Dauphinais has been settling into her job as the new Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival coordinator, taking over from Christina Whiting. A former volunteer with the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Dauphinais took over duties as the shorebird coordinator in August. Dauphinais said W...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:33am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each; or both can be purchased for $130. The money collected from ticket sales goes to putting on the Fourth of ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32am
  • Homer Police on Monday charged an Anchor Point man with first-degree arson, a felony, for burning a fishing boat in dry dock at the Northern Enterprises Boatyard on Oct. 29. Police allege Mike Makai Martushoff, 58, intentionally set his father's boat, the Slava II, on fire in an attempt to kill hims...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:27am

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