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Communiy News - July 23
Set aside a bit of time this Sunday afternoon to join Ed Berg on a Homer Native Plant Society Lichen and Moss Walk.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Assembly considers bed taxes
By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune Watch for two key decisions that could depend on voters after the Tuesday night Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting; one would fundamentally change how voters register ballots, while the other levies a boroughwide bed tax.
Creating her own 'Little House' in Alaska
As a little girl, Robin McAllistar used to pretend she was Laura Ingalls Wilder from the "Little House on the Prairie" books.
Business duo plans for an Alice comeback
HOMER TRIBUNE /Randi Somers This grand 'ol lady has be resold, cleaned up and will be opening for business again.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure
Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: it's real.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Seward City News
Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center
The Alaska SeaLife Center is currently caring for three young adult sea otters rescued through its Wildlife Response Program.
Area's assembly members argue for, against bed tax
Editor's Note: The Homer News asked Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Bill Smith, who represents Homer on the assembly, and Mako Haggerty, who represents the rest of the southern peninsula, to share their views on a proposed bed tax.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Iconic musician Hobo Jim gains fans worldwide
Jim Varos, better known as " Hobo Jim," has captured audiences all over the world with his collection of Alaskana-flavored guitar and storytelling performances.
Gop U.S. Senate candidates target issues, each other in Homer debate
Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday's debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell.
Harbormaster office: an unclear chapter of Homer history
By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With work already begun on a new harbormaster office, the future of the existing one is uncertain.
Sitting on the dock of the bay: CACS gets new access
Kim McNett kayaks around the new dock at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station.
FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 16
FDA finds AK fish safe from radiation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Alaska seafood safe from Fukushima radiation, but a citizen's group plans to conduct a separate study of lower Cook Inlet water using a crowdsource funding site.
Consider this week your second spring
It is unquestionably a time of abundance for many in the Homer gardening world right now.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Construction delays to spread through town, onto Homer Spit
The southern Kenai Peninsula's annual road construction virus has spread this week to the center of town, but construction crews promise that when it's all said and done, the resulting 6 miles of blacktop, improved sidewalks, drainage and added riprap on the Homer Spit will be well worth any 10-minute traffic delays you might endure between now and ... (more)
Local potter brings function to art
Thanks to a mother who was a beatnik artist in New York City's Greenwich Village, Homer potter Lisa Wood was exposed to a variety of art forms at an early age.
Culvert removed to allow fish access to habitat
Photo by Joseph Robertia, Redoubt Reporter Robert Ruffner, executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, takes in the view from a new foot/bike bridge over Soldotna Creek.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Lord wins literary award
Homer writer Nancy Lord has won the Alaska Center for the Book 2014 Literary Award.
Residents talk Ballot Measure 1
More than 25 people showed up for Tuesday's "Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum to Repeal SB 21" dialogue held at the Homer Public Library.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Reliquary' honors spirit of bones
If you take a walk through Jo Going's art exhibit Reliquary at the Pratt Museum, prepare for a paradigm shift.
Homer's Best Bets
Not that the Betster actually saw it, but observant citizens reported that last weekend tents covered every square foot of beach above the high-tide line on the Spit.