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New vessel offers ferry, freight services
It also was owner Steve Attleson's 50th birthday. Steve Attleson, owner of the M/V Sanoah, looks on as Nataha Huestis prepares to break a bottle of champagne at the vessel's christening ceremony in the Homer Harbor on Sunday.
11 hrs ago
FYI - News briefs & announcements - Aug. 27
Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Michael Hawfield of Homer to the Alaska Historical Commission.
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House candidates discuss issues
Five candidates for three house of representative seats in the Alaska Legislature speak at a joint chamber luncheon forum Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
What's home rule
Going to a home rule form of city governance carries several hurdles of "if's" to cross before Homer will see change - if any is at all to come - to its way of doing things.
Tea Party candidate favored in Homer
One surprise in the primary election results showed Joe Miller as the favored Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Homer, as well as all other District 31 precincts including Ninilchik, Kasilof and Anchor River.
What would Homer look like under Home Rule charter?
The mayor of Kenai noticed that under home rule charter, she held the power to make pardons in court cases and regulate the price on a gallon of milk.
Learning to think inside the box
Photo provided Brianna Allen working at Two Sisters Bakery. Allen will show her first exhibit of landscape paintings in September at Bunnell Street Art Center, with an opening reception on Sept.
The Kilchers will be back in October
The official word: -Cabin fever has kicked in and the Kilcher family is back after a winter for the history books.
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What to Watch on Tuesday: Brother vs. brother in season finale of 'Tryant'
Meanwhile, Jamal's rising suspicions lead him to question the loyalty of those closest to him.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Binders, Pencils, Erasers: Charity Readies Kids For School
On Monday the Homer food pantry inside the United Methodist Church was filled with families lining up for their chance to pick up fish fillets, beans, rice, and other necessities.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Condo owners not only group treated unfairly in gas line assessments
Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ruled favorably on behalf of business condo owner Ken Castner; the rest of us Homer property owners need to pay attention to the repercussions.
Fair's thrills surpass weekend's foul weather
Ray Rodeheauer and Suzanne Lagasse of Soldotna get some laughs riding the Sizzler at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.
Adventurer completes Pacific ocean crossing
She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Injured bear inspires book for guide's sons
Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park.
Homer's Best Bets
Alaska Service Corps members pose for a photo near the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center last Friday.
Two men rescued off Homer after boat engine fails
The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning.
Fatal fire ruled accidental
The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Homer says - Yes' on Ballot Measure 1, but statewide vote favors - No' position
While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed "yes" votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the "no" votes gaining ground.
In District 31, voters said "Yes" on ballot initiative
In District 31, voters favored the Yes vote, 2,689 to 2,148, to rescind SB21 that regulates taxation for oil and gas taxes.
FYI - News briefs & announcements - Aug. 20
A Coast Guard Auxiliarist and Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island crewmembers rescued mariners aboard a disabled vessel 20 miles southwest of Homer Friday morning.a a The Auxiliarist and two Roanoke Island crewmembers took the disabled vessel in tow with the Auxiliary vessel Quanah P and safely returned to Homer.a a Coast Guard Sector Anchorage ... (more)