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  • As property owners ponder whether to support the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, the city held its first two neighborhood meetings to help inform people about the district that, if passed, would build a 73-mile, $12.7 million natural gas distribution line throughout the city of Homer ...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:10pm
  • In Homer artist Gaye Wolfe’s last show, “ARTrageous Homer: A Human Tapestry,” she painted 14 portraits of artists, musicians and arts leaders from around Kachemak Bay. A face is missing from the show, one of Homer’s strongest supporters of the arts and most significant artists. Gaye Wolfe....

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:07pm
  • After 11 years living in the 2,000-square-foot, post-and-beam house Gary Stevenson built for himself and his wife, Grace, Stevenson woke up on a recent September morning anticipating the view he has enjoyed since they moved in: an unobstructed look at Cook Inlet, the distant string of mountains and,...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 3:55pm
  • The Homer Theatre will show the last two debates between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Both debates will be shown live starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 22.  “Admission is free for all to experience the debates in an open, respectful, non-partisan environment,” the...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:10pm
  • The city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough canvass boards have tallied results in the Oct. 2 municipal election. The city of Homer ballot included three candidates for the two-year term of mayor and three candidates for two openings on the Homer City Council, each one a three-ye...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:08pm
  • As a result of recent floods, Gov. San Parnell declared a state disaster for the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula boroughs. The declaration has activated the state’s public and individual assistance programs. Representatives from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Manageme...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:07pm
  • Furniture movers to office helpers. Garden keepers to providing a compassionate presence in someone’s life. Hospice of Homer volunteers do all of that and more. Beginning Saturday, training will be offered for those interested in providing direct, person-to-person care. The 33-hours of training ar...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:06pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Chapman School Oct. 16: Basketball, Ninilchik at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Basketball, Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Imagination library story and craft night, ages birth-5, 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Inservice; no classes. Fireweed Academy Oct. 19: APC meet...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:49pm
  • At the Homer City Council on Monday, the council put on its agenda the most important item of the year: setting the fiscal year 2013 budget.  Homer City Manager Walt Wrede submitted the budget this week and the first public hearing was held. The council will make adjustments over the next three...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:48pm
  • If you are waiting at the Homer Airport for a flight, you will see a 1937-41 photograph of a group of strong-minded women. ...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:59am
  • The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant hit, while the quota for the bread-and-butter opilio crab season is down 25 percent, and the St. Matthew Island blue king crab quota is down 31 percent. As expected, th...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:44am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to recommend a halibut catch sharing plan at its meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5. The motion recommends a combined catch limit for the commercial and charter sectors, with each receiving a portion of the allowed harvest, beginning in 2014. The exac...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:42am
  • A lot of miles separate London from the remote stretch of beach known as Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. Brown bear guide Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk of Hallo Bay Bear Camp has bridged that gap and then some. As proof, at an Oct. 4 awards ceremony of the Royal Geographic Society in London, Taback-Hle...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:25am
  • Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, has been awarded the “State Star,” the highest honor for the state in America’s Small Business Development Centers. The Alaska SBDC is part of the nationwide association. “I cannot tell you how proud we a...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:21am
  • SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the airline and its regional carrier to cancel 78 flights, affecting nearly 7,000 customers. More than 130 other flights depar...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:16am
  • The two brothers charged with sexual assault of a drunk boy at a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party were released from jail Tuesday and Wednesday. Joseph Resetarits, 18, left the Homer Jail Tuesday in the custody of his father, Douglas Resetarits. His brother, Anthony Resetarits, was released...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:12am
  • Following the arrest last week of two brothers for second-degree sexual assault at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party, Homer confronted the larger issue of underage and adult binge drinking and sexual violence in meetings of parents, teenage children and health professionals....

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:08am
  • Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct. 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark Landt. Landt spoke Monday at a Homer City Council meeting on the West Eagle Drilling Program, another Buccaneer project off East End ...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:05am
  • The Alaska Small Business Develop-ment Center has scheduled three workshops for October at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center building....

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:36am
  • Homer Inn and Day Spa will host the next chamber mixer. It will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the inn and spa, 895 Ocean Drive Loop. For more information or to host a future mixer, contact Debbie at the chamber: 235-7740 or debbie@homeralaska.org...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:34am

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