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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 $260,000. More Homer information.

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3 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

Local artist unfurls community banners on Earth Day

Photo provided Mavis Muller's banner "Alaskans Still Fighting for the Earth" hangs off an Alaska fishing boat.

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3 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

Homer-area ice enthusiasts give curling a spin

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson Homer folks try their hand at curling during Sunday night's exhibition at Kevin Bell Arena.

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7 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

Dog survives owl abduction

Daylight was just beginning to break when Robin Crocker let her dogs out on April 4. It was a crisp, Friday morning outside their Greer Road home, east of Homer.

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20 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

Summer road construction nears

Several road construction projects on the Kenai Peninsula are planned for this summer, as are city road improvements in Soldotna and Kenai, while other projects are still a few years down the road.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Program spotlights Homer's pioneering women

On April 3, the public had an opportunity to hear the stories told by the ones that wrote them at "Meet the People," an event co-sponsored by the Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Homer News

Large vessels camp out on Spit

Large vessels, weighing more than 70 tons, dwarf Pier One Theatre as they undergo maintenance and repair in the campground area behind the theater.

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Homer News

Troopers continue to investigate domestic violence-related fatality

Little more than a week after a Homer rally urging respect, not violence, a domestic violence assault ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic of Homer.

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Kodiak seine fleet tests viability of new pollock fishery

The Kodiak seine fleet is embarking on a new fishery to test the viability of catching pollock with that gear type, a species that is generally caught with trawl gear.

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Homer News

Schools superintendent: Student test scores high, graduation rate too low

Dr. Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, gave an update on the district, an important thing to do since borough taxes fund the district, but most of the borough's population is between 45 and 54 years of age, older than most parents of K-12 students.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Homer News

Meet the People' spotlights Homer's pioneering women

Laura Lofgren Barton, center, Lorene Tepa Hansen Rogers, second from right, and Daisy Lee Bitter, right, share stories about Homer's early days at "Meet the People," an April 3 presentation co-sponsored by the Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

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Homer News

Homer needs timeout to redo tall tower regs

It's not surprising that at the blistering pace Internet demand the FCC predicts a demand of one communication tower for every 75 residents.

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Logistics firm renovates old Kenai cannery

Months of renovations and $2 million later, PRL Logistics Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he expects to be open for business in Kenai in about a month.

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Homer Tribune

FYI - News briefs & announcements - April 9

Homer Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind everyone permits are required for any burning other than a small warming or cooking fire.

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Homer Tribune

Community News - April 9

Homer High School band students performed either a solo or small ensemble in front of an adjudicator last Thursday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Homer Tribune

HB 77 meets end in Senate committee

After hearing significant public testimony and receiving more than 1,500 letters from all sides, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, chose to permanently hold House Bill 77 in committee last week.

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Homer Tribune

Homer man kills himself with trooper's pistol

A Homer man is dead following a struggle with an Alaska State Trooper last Wednesday evening, which ended with the man shooting himself with the trooper's firearm.

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Homer Tribune

Low funds cause Midtown Cafe to close its doors

HOMER TRIBUNE/Hannah Heimbuch Local youth enjoy the final days of Midtown Cafe on Pioneer Avenue.

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Homer Tribune

Locals appeal tower project on Skyline Drive

A group of property owners in Homer have lodged an appeal against a December Homer Planning Commission decision that approved construction of a 160-foot lattice communications tower on Easy Street off of Skyline Drive.

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Homer Tribune

'Broadway Babies': A musical theatre cabaret

HOMER TRIBUNE/Photo by Christina Whiting Members of the cast of Broadway Babies take a moment to mug during a weekend rehearsal.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: Seiner pollock fishery debuts in Gulf

You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf.

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