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  1. Homer's Best BetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    Just in time for Epperson Day Dorothy Roberts Cline, right, greets Tirzah Parsons, left, at a book signing for Cline's latest book, "Mary's Gift: Alaska's Remarkable Mary Epperson," on Monday at the Homer Bookstore. "Mary's Gift" had its official release on June 6, the birthday of the late Mary Epperson.

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  2. Lawmakers keep oil tax loopholeRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    The Alaska Legislature has approved a cut to oil and gas drilling subsidies that promises millions in savings but fails to close a loophole that led to an explosion in the amount the state owes oil companies. House Bill 247 preserves a "net operating loss" tax credit intended for smaller oil producers who are developing a new oil field and losing money in the process.

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  3. The Arts in BriefRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    The 15th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will be held from Thursday, June 16, to Sunday, June 19, in Seldovia. Headliners performing Friday and Saturday evenings are flautist Tomoka Raften with classical guitarist Armin AbdihodA3 4ic, and the Nervis Rex band from Anchorage.

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  4. Mural project facilitated by visiting artist kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    More than a splash of color appeared on the Star Car Wash building over the June 3 weekend as Anchorage mural group Spellar started and completed the first mural in Bunnell Street Arts Center's Peonies on Pioneer public art project. Peonies on Pioneer, a brainchild of the Homer Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Revitalization task force and Bunnell's current artist-in-residence Kady Perry, came about after Freeman read Perry's proposal for a "compelling" public mural project, said executive and artistic director Asia Freeman.

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  5. Fishing Hole will get shelter from gullsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    On a good day when fishermen pull sea-bright king salmon out of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon faster than the tide runs, the cleaning tables fill up with people cleaning their catch. You'd better watch your back - and the sky - lest a ravenous gull scoops down and snags a fish.

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  6. Harbor rates going up - regardless of new proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Homer News

    A proposed harbor moorage rate increase got caught in procedural limbo at the May 23 Homer City Council meeting. Following objections by several Homer small-boat owners, the council postponed and set for a public hearing Resolution 16-054, a resolution setting the rate schedule, but failed to even consider a companion resolution, 16-055, that sets the tariff schedule.

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  7. Powerful play shows in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Homer News

    In 2003, writer and journalist David Holthouse plotted to kill a man - the Bogeyman. He'd bought a throwaway pistol and silencer, and he'd go up to the man who raped him when Holthouse was 7 and put three bullets into his head.

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  8. The Arts in BriefRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Authors from the anthology "Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project" hold a reading at 6 p.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library. Editor Nancy Lord and contributing authors Rich Chiappone, Kirsten Dixon, Jerre Wills and Michael Dinkel will read excerpts from their essays in the anthology.

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  9. Veterans honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Don Arseneau was one of three Homer veterans on a recent Honor Flight from Alaska to Washington, D.C. Arseneau served in the Navy as a flight engineer during the Korean War. He was accompanied on the Honor Flight by Pam Breckridge, also of Homer.

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  10. Lack of cannabis testing facilities presents bottleneck to salesRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Homer News

    The Alaska marijuana industry first business licenses will be issued in June, and the most crucial kind have the lowest number of applications. Testing facilities - one of the four commercial cannabis licenses created under legalization - present a possible industry bottleneck.

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  11. Softball to play three home games over weekendRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer High's softball teams play three home games in a row at Jack Gist Park on May 19 through May 21. Varsity softball will play Soldotna High School on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. and South Anchorage on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Saturday's game will also be senior day, where the team will recognize their senior players, said Homer High School athletic director Chris Perk. The previously scheduled Friday home game against West Anchorage was cancelled on May 17 due to West's shortage of players.

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  12. Governor introduces marine sanctuary billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Homer News

    Editor's Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being "stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit," as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back oil leases that had been sold in Kachemak Bay.

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  13. Softball team chalks up strong winsRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    The Homer softball team earned a split on Saturday, the final day of the Blue and Gold Battle tournament in Anchorage. The Mariners split a pair of Friday matchups, besting Colony in a close 9-8 win but falling to reigning large-schools state champion East Anchorage 8-0.

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  14. Hammond chooses fish over oil in bayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    Editor's Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being "stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit," as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back oil leases that had been sold in Kachemak Bay.

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  15. from Argentina to Alaska, and Everywhere in BetweenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    Two years and ten months ago, Erika and Paul Piazza painted and renovated the interior of a Volkswagen van and left their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Piazzas began driving through South America in August 2013 after losing their jobs - Paul is an actor and Erika is an art teacher - and deciding to take the time to travel.

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  16. Following her family's footsteps while creating her ownRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    Sian Young grew up in Wales hearing stories of her grandparent's journeys around the world. As Young reached adulthood, she too began taking trips to various destinations in Europe and even going to India.

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  17. HEA briefs members on hot topicsRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    Issues discussed in Homer Electric Association's annual members meeting, held May 4 at Kenai Central High School, include what the electric cooperative is doing to reduce the electric bills of its members, a proposal to withdraw from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska - a state utilities oversight agency - and a possible settlement of HEA's dispute with six other utilities over the cost of transmitting electricity over HEA's powerlines. Ninety percent of HEA's power is generated by natural gas, according to a presentation given Wednesday by HEA general manager Brad Janorschke.

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  18. School EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Homer News

    A group of 17 Homer Middle School Quest students spent the morning of April 21 at Homer High School taking part in the Bake for Good program. Bake for Good, led by the culinary arts instructor Lauren Seaton, had students mixing and kneading dough while learning the science behind bread making.

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  19. Credit legislation hearings canceled as negotiations continueRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Homer News

    It has been three weeks since legislation to scale back Alaska's oil and gas tax credit program took a big step backwards to the House Rules Committee. In the meantime Rules chair Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, has put forth two very similar versions of House Bill 247 that would all but eliminate the state's refundable credit program.

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  20. Fed regs close detox facilitiesRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Homer News

    The 14-bed Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage and the 16-bed Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks are no longer accepting patients withdrawing from opioids, though they remain open for detox from other substances like alcohol. Bradley Grigg, with the Alaska State Opioid Treatment Authority, said it is vital that the detox facilities reopen to opioid users.

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