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  1. Researchers investigate uptick in stranded, dying ottersRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Researchers are trying to figure out what has been causing more dead and dying sea otters to wash up on Kachemak Bay beaches near Homer. The Peninsula Clarion reports state wildlife officials have seen five times as many stranded sea otters in the last month than is normally expected, with 200 deaths or illnesses reported so far in 2015.

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  2. Wrestling season kicks off with fundraiser; Mariner team boasts lots of sibling strengthRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    ... Eagles and Anchor Kings during the winter months. Many of the other wrestlers were wrestling with Coach Danny Rios at Homer Middle School and Jason Cavasos, the head Popeye coach. Homer will be battling Nikiski for a conference title, and then ...

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  3. Cross country draws record number of West Homer Elementary studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    West Homer Elementary School's cross country team concluded a successful season with the Orca Fun Run on Oct. 1. This season the team had a record 56 kids registered from the third through sixth grades. Over the season, the team ran at West Homer on the school's new Nature Trail, the Homestead trails, the Homer Middle School Trails and even ran a day at the beach.

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  4. Outen abandons North Atlantic crossingRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    The British adventurer who arrived by kayak in Homer in August 2014 as part of an attempt to circumnavigate the world totally by muscle power has had to abandon ship during the last leg of her adventure, a trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing. Sarah Outen, 30, was picked up by a passing ship, the Federal Oshima, according to a report on her website, www.sarahouten.com.

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  5. Major pedal powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    Marite Perez poses in front of the Alaska flag at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center last Friday. Perez, 44, of Merida, Venezuela, biked into Homer last week after biking 1,600 miles from San Francisco, Calif.

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  6. In victory for not taxing food, Prop 1 passes by wide marginRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    Proposition 1, a controversial ballot initiative to remove from some cities the right to tax groceries year-round, passed in a landslide Tuesday night, with overwhelming support in Homer. Proposition 1 is the continuation of a 2008 citizens' initiative to repeal the winter tax on nonprepared foods in the Kenai Peninsula Borough's general law cities.

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  7. In BriefRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    The Alaska Air Guard did water-rescue training in Kachemak Bay and Homer from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons of the Alaska Air Guard's 176th Wing trained on water rescue tactics along with a boat crew as support personnel, the Alaska Air Guard said in a press release.

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  8. Homer man celebrates his centennial Sept. 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    ... at Friendship Terrace. The next day, Sept. 28, friends gave him a bigger celebration with cake and balloons at the Homer Senior Center. He doesn't look it, either. He might not be trekking Nepal like he did at 73 or hunting mountain goats in Alaska ...

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  9. Homer's jewish community celebrates high holy daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    A group of Homer Jews gather on Bishops Beach to throw pieces of bread into the water on Sept. 13. The bread symbolizes sins, and the practice is part of the Jewish holiday of Tashlich, a day of repentance.

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  10. Dunne defeats Slaughter in assembly raceRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    ... took 98 percent of the votes. While new to elected office, Dunne has served on boards and commissions and as a 28-year Homer resident is widely known. He credited that experience with his election. Dunne also said he thought his message resonated ...

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  11. Aderhold wins council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    In unofficial Homer City Council results, Donna Aderhold has emerged as the apparent top vote getter, taking 46 percent of votes cast. To avoid a run-off, candidates had to receive at least 20 percent of the total votes cast for two seats, said City Clerk Jo Johnson.

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  12. Parks-rec professionals meet in Homer this weekRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    Parks and recreation professionals from across the state are in Homer this week for the 40th annual conference of the Alaska Recreation and Park Association, or ARPA. The theme of the conference is "Be the Difference."

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  13. Much more than a performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer News

    ... Vancouver, B.C., for a conference 30 years ago. His reaction: "Oh man, I wanna do that." That experience gave birth to Homer's own improv troupe, Fresh Produce. While Zeller found improv helpful in his law career, it's been even more useful in his ...

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  14. FYI - News Briefs & Announcements - Oct.7Read the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    Homer hosts Parks and Rec Conference The 40th-annual Alaska Recreation and Park Association Conference will be held Oct. 8-9 at Land's End in Homer. The conference is open to the public and provides many educational opportunities that promote the benefits of parks, recreation and wildlands.

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  15. Preparedness classes focus on coastal communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson High tides last week caused the bay to rise into the parking lots on the west side of the Homer Spit. Two classes this month will help residents explore and prepare for those coastal risks, from tsunamis to climate change impacts.

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  16. State warns of winter road maintenance cutbacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    HOMER TRIBUNE/File photo A city of Homer truck works to clear snow on the Homer Spit road. The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced that it will be cutting back on winter maintenance in response to budget cuts this winter.

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  17. Fish Factor: Hot halibut and crab permits, not so much for salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    "Unsettled" best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches. For salmon permits, "the dust hasn't really settled" since the season ended, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer, but at the moment, prices are tanking across the board.

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  18. Berms are critical to protecting Beluga Slough, and all aboveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    ... they are non-compacted, vegetated and have a build up of logs and other debris as part of their structure. The City of Homer has thus far not acknowledged that those berms are "storm berms" and thus would be protected by existing Ordinance ...

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  19. McNeil students make mosaics with Josh NordstromRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    ... so the young artists were able to receive some positive feedback about their work. Nordstrom, owner of Tierra Tiles in Homer, creates hand-cut tile art - or mosaics - that are used for everything from backsplashes, showers and bathrooms. As a ...

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  20. Kardinals push Lady M's to hone volleyball skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    Photo by Michelle Geagel Senior McKi Needham sets the ball for a teammate in an earlier game at the Homer High School Gym. Always up for a challenge, the Lady Mariner volleyball team hosted 4A Kenai on Thursday in a non-conference match that may have turned out a little too close for Kardinal comfort.

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