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  1. Homer teen to be remembered after dying in California plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Homer News

    ... to file preliminary reports, with a final report to follow about a year later. Born in California, Parker had lived in Homer since 2012. He moved back to California for a time with his mother, before deciding to return to live in Homer once more ...

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  2. Woman dies, man charged in boating crash on Mat-Su lakeRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    A woman died and two people were seriously injured in a weekend boating crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The two injured women are Alice Rademacher and Rosie Robinson, both of Homer and employees at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.

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  3. Hawkins makes pitch for governor in HomerRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    Scott Hawkins, a Republican candidate for Alaska governor, talks with local residents before a campaign pitch Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Don Jose's in Homer, Alaska. With the countdown to Alaska's primary election winding down, candidates for governor are making the rounds to all corners of the state, including Homer.

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  4. Everything Homer voters need to know before the June special electionRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    With the Homer special election coming up on June 26 for city voters, it's time to review what you know about the issue - funding a new police station - before you head to the polls. The Homer Police Station, opened in 1979, has been in disrepair and in need of expansion for several years.

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  5. Birds are tourists tooRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    ... from Kachemak Bay Birders. The birds are back, and as with other out of town visitors, we need to make them welcome. Homer is a birding "hotspot," and we are fortunate so many species choose our location to stop for a rest or stay for the season. ...

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  6. New businesses open in townRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    Ashley Steiner stands by her food trailer, The Tickled Pear, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at its spot near Coal Point Seafoods on the Homer Spit. Ashley Steiner stands by her food trailer, The Tickled Pear, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at its spot near Coal Point Seafoods on the Homer Spit.

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  7. Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr passes on lessons as Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference keynoteRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference last Friday, June 5, at Land's End Resort. Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference last Friday, June 5, at Land's End Resort.

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  8. HCOA announces arts awardsRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | Homer News

    The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June 8, HCOA director Peggy Paver announced the winners. The awards are now named in honor of arts leaders who have made a difference in the community, Paver said.

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  9. Alaska Town's City Council Meeting Canceled After Members Refuse to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Towleroad

    A City Council meeting was cancelled in Homer, Alaska this week after several members declined to attend because the city was going to recognize Pride Month. Mayor Bryan Zak had been scheduled to read a mayoral recognition in support of Pride Month at Monday's regularly scheduled city council meeting.

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  10. Homer gay pride recognition leads to canceled city meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A city council meeting in Alaska where the mayor had planned to recognize LGBTQ Pride Month was canceled after council members failed to show. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak had planned to read a mayoral recognition in support of pride celebrations in June, but the city council meeting was canceled Monday for lack of a quorum, The Homer News reported .

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  11. Homer council members boycott meeting over mayor's - Pride Month' proclamationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    Homer Mayor Bryan Zak recognizes June as Homer Pride Month to a crowd of about 80 residents Monday, June 11, 2018. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak recognizes June as Homer Pride Month to a crowd of about 80 residents Monday, June 11, 2018.

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  12. Even with one bad eye, Alaska's Barren Islands are a sight to beholdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... besides, you know the salt air heals everything." Three hours later, standing in the stern as we passed the tip of the Homer Spit, I could hear our ever-sensitive captain hollering above the engine noise and the slap of the waves on the aluminum ...

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  13. Pride Month recognition causes controversy in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Homer News

    Homer Mayor Bryan Zak reads a Mayoral Recognition recognizing June as Homer Pride Month at about 6 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 outside Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. That is the time a regular city council meeting had been scheduled to take place.

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  14. Meet the Next Wave of Creatives Behind Six Sea-Inspired CollectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Southern Accents

    ... Don't be afraid to experiment: "If it tastes delicious, then great. If it doesn't, try something else." SALMON SISTERS Homer, Alaska As children, Laukitis and Neaton fished for salmon near their home in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Today, they're ...

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  15. 5. Construction demand promising in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... -- and an affordable lot seems to be a winning combination right now. "That's the other thing we're up against in Homer, area lots available in a price range you can build an entry-level house on," said Petska. "If you get over $135,000-$145,000, ...

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  16. Naushon rescues four marinersRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 7 | Homer News

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Naushon rescued four mariners after their 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, Soulmate, became disabled and adrift about 57 miles west of Kodiak Island, south of Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Sunday. According to a press releas, the Homer based Naushon crew towed the mariners to Lazy Bay cannery, Alitak Bay.

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  17. Borough approves K-Selo school bondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... standard of facility for these students to learn." However, the district can't simply require the students to go to Homer for school. Unlike the neighboring Russian Old Believer villages of Razdolna and Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo does not have a safe ...

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  18. Less is not more at the marketRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 7 | Homer News

    At the Homer Farmers Market I had the chance to talk to Dave at his pottery booth. The potters in town recently got together and had a studio tour.

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  19. Reichman creates marine life at larger scaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Homer News

    Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Melisse Reichman sits on her sculpture, "Pocket Pebble," at the Friday, June 1 opening of her show at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Anchorage artist Graham Dane also shows his works.

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  20. PenAir may come to HomerRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 7 | Homer News

    The Homer Airport may see some additional competition in 2018, as Peninsula Air may expand its services to the city. The company better known as PenAir applied for a 26-month sublease at an annual rate of $38,125, according to a resolution passed at the Homer City Council's May 29 meeting.

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