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  • All I want for Christmas is... Santa doesn’t have to wonder what the first-grade students in Wendy Todd’s classroom at Paul Banks Elementary School want for Christmas. The youngsters’ letters make it clear what’s on their wish lists. And they aren’t just thinking of themselves. There are i...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:32am
  • Less than a day after an armed man wearing a hoody and sunglasses held up the Grog Shop liquor store, police arrested two suspects in the robbery.  Police arrested John Mumey, 50, and Terry Jean Lashley-Elliot, 32, without incident at their Hillside Place home near West Hill Road about 7:10 p.m...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:26am
  • Buccaneer Energy-Kenai Off-shore Ventures and Archer Drilling last Thursday ended their relationship for Archer to operate the $100 million Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig. The rig has been in the Homer Harbor since arriving last August, missing a late-summer and early fall drilling win...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:19am
  • Miracles and angels aren’t just the stuff of Christmas stories. Just ask Paula Lee. She knows something of them both. She has only to look in the mirror to see one miracle: herself smiling back.  Her smile is a gift from Give Back A Smile, a national program for survivors of domestic violence...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:17am
  • Homer High DDF took 18 students to the Eagle River High School Drama, Debate and Forensics tournament last weekend and competed with 12 schools from the Anchorage area and Seward, and brought home the following awards: Drew Turner, Owen Duffy, Neal Wimmerstedt - 3rd...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:19pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Dec. 21: Inservice, no school. Dec. 24-Jan. 6: Winter break; no school. Jan. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m.  Chapman School...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:17pm
  • Not just one or two, but five foreign exchange students representing four different countries are enrolled at Homer High School this year. Their visits to Homer represent the efforts of three different exchange programs. With thousands of miles separating them from home a...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:15pm
  • Here we are in the midst of the holiday season again. It seems like we just boxed up last year’s decorations, doesn’t it? The older I get the faster time flies. I told the Other Fisherman at the rate our life has accelerated, maybe I’ll leave all four seasons of décor up at the same time. He ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:14pm
  • 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

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