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Homer, Alaska is located in Kenai Peninsula County. Zip codes in Homer, AK include 99603. The median home price in Homer is $254,900. More Homer information.

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Thursday | Homer News

Lord wins literary award

Homer writer Nancy Lord has won the Alaska Center for the Book 2014 Literary Award.

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Thursday | Homer News

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.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Homer News

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.

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Homer News

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.

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Homer News

Recycling opportunities grow at Homer transfer site

Plastic can take up to 1,000 years to "biodegrade" in a landfill . Aluminum cans: 200-500 years.

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Homer News

Parade and sunshine: a winning combination

Mako Haggerty, who represents the southern peninsula on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, dresses for the occasion in the Homer parade.

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Boat builder, musician, dancer dies

Throw a monkeyfist-knotted rope in the Homer Harbor, and odds are you'll hit a Tolman skiff.

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Anchorage Daily News

Market Fresh: How to get a freezer full of salmon -- without dipnetting

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council has the perfect solution. The AMCC is partnering with Naknek Family Fisheries through its Catch of the Season Community Supported Fishery program and offering 10- and 25-pound boxes of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.

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Homer Tribune

Community News - July 9

The Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded more than $540,215 in grants to Alaska arts organizations and artists in its first funding quarter of the year.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Homer Tribune

Saving the charter boats 'butts'

Just for the Halibut. I'm sure, if you have been around a halibut community, you have heard this phrase before.

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Homer Tribune

Teaching as a transformative experience

For the last 32 years, environmental and biological science teacher Sheryl Sotelo has been inspiring youth to discover the world around them.

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Homer Tribune

Halibut Cove Live offers a feast for the senses

Photo provided Halibut Cove Live, hosted at Quiet Place Lodge, features a host of culinary delights and world-class musicians playing live jazz and bluegrass on a floating stage.

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Homer Tribune

Council on the Arts to raze Etude building, restore stream

Since 1975, Homer Council on the Arts has worked hard to connect and engage the community by providing opportunities for community members to experience and participate in the arts.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Coast Guard: capsized vessel in Alaska, 4 rescued

The Coast Guard says a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Alaska's Port Valdez and all four crewmembers have been rescued with no injuries.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Homer News

First Friday is really First Weekend for arts

With First Friday in July falling on Independence Day, some Homer galleries have chosen to hold art openings on Saturday so as not to conflict with the Pioneer Avenue parade, making it a First Weekend full of art.

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Homer News

Vote - yes' on Proposition 1 SB 21 good for oil companies, not so good for Alaska's future

One of the things I like best about Homer is that friends can disagree and remain friends.

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Homer News

Home rule commissioner candidate deadline nears

The 5 p.m. July 15 deadline to become a one-year commission candidate for drafting a charter making Homer a home-rule city on the Oct. 7 ballot is less than two weeks away.

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Homer News

Grandchildren in the garden: pure joy

For the last two weeks this garden has been put to excellent use - grandchildren.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Homer News

Begich visits Homer, lays groundwork for campaign

With three Republican Party candidates fighting to oppose him in the general election, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, visited Homer and Seldovia last weekend as part of a grassroots campaign laying the groundwork for the November election.

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Homer News

Fourth of July fun a long-time tradition

Suzanne and Mark Stevens, left, and Peggy James staff Uncle Sam's Fireworks Stand on Baycrest Hill.

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