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  1. Sports Briefs - July 15Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Homer Tribune

    Football M's grab awards Mariner Football senior Josh Fisk was named the "Most Inspirational Running Back" for the senior division at the 2015 late-June, All-Alaska Football Camp at Colony High School. Jadin Mann was named the junior division's "Most Improved Defensive Lineman."

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  2. No roundabout planned at Main Street intersectionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Homer Tribune

    Scratch the plans for a roundabout, a much-discussed alternative to the oft-deemed dangerous intersection at Homer's Main Street and Sterling Highway. The design team said the roundabout concept got nixed after a study determined it would reduce crash rates more than a signal, but would increase delay times for southbound traffic.

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  3. What does it take?Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Homer Tribune

    We have waited to write this letter until we heard from the State Medical Examiner and knew the cause of Devin's death. There have been numerous rumors floating around which is unfair, but human in nature.

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  4. Letters - July 15Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Homer Tribune

    In response to the Tribune's article about the Homer City Council considering putting up a gate on Bishop's Beach: It irks me that a handful of "do-gooders" may result in loss of liberty to others. I have frequented the Homer beaches for nearly 40 years.

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  5. Peonies bloom a month earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    HOMER TRIBUNE/Carey Restino Beth VanSandt of Scenic Place Peonies off Skyline Drive cuts peony stems on Sunday as farm helper Colin Ruggiero sprays the plants with compost tea. The field of three-year-old plants is producing a year earlier than expected and a month earlier than peonies traditionally become ready for harvest in Homer.

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  6. Homer runners master menacing Mount MarathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    THE NORTHERN LIGHT/Adam Eberhardt Riana Boonstra makes her way up the mountain in Saturday's Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Boonstra finished first in the girls division with a time of 32:38.

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  7. Homer folks get second chance to 'e-cycle' electronicsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    If you live in the Homer-area, pull out any old electronics you forgot to recycle back in April! The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department is teaming up with Total Reclaim, with support from Cook Inletkeeper, to collect electronics this Saturday, July 11 at the Homer Transfer Station from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is a pilot effort, held in conjunction with their quarterly hazardous waste day. Every April for the past 10 years, people in and around Homer have come to the back parking lot of SBS to recycle their electronics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - rain or shine.

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  8. Letters - July 8Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    I'd like to share a positive story about people coming together to support services they consider very important in their lives and communities. Year-round, KBBI public radio provides news, community information, music and - most importantly - timely and accurate information during times of crisis and disaster.

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  9. Teen effort sparks discussion about teen homelessnessRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    By Carey Restino Homer Tribune On any given day, dozens of teens in Homer wake up on a friend's couch, in a tent, or in a car. Like the rest of those homeless in Homer, teens have no place to go when their home life is disrupted.

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  10. Homer's centenarian Clara Anderson turns 110Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Homer Tribune

    Clara Anderson celebrated her 110th birthday with family and friends Thursday, one of Alaska's oldest and still active citizens who continues to play the piano at lunchtime for residents and visitors at the South Peninsula Long Term Care unit. A multi-volume life story travels through Clara's century-plus, one that's garnered her national notice a few times over.

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  11. Letters - July 1Read the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, I want to thank Jane Little and the Homer Foundation for the generous grant that allowed our small club to send two students to this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in Wasilla. RYLA has been called a life-changer for the young people who are able to attend.

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  12. Fireworks, flares illegal, dangerous despite rainRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    Homer fire officials are warning that while fireworks and flares are always illegal and dangerous, celebrating with sparks this Fourth of July is a particularly bad idea because of the high fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula. While recent days have been cloudy and a little precipitation has fallen, it is not enough yet for fire officials to relax.

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  13. Shell ships draw protestors, revenue to HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson Holding "Shell No" banners, protestors stand against Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters this summer in search of oil. The 816-foot Minerva Antarctica provided a dramatic backdrop to a Friday night protest on the Homer Spit, dwarfing 30 or so protesters a few flag-flying kayakers and a very large drum as Homer residents saw first hand the evidence of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters this summer in search of oil.

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  14. Fourth of July celebrates history, fish, family funRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune Memories of Homer's homesteaders and pioneers grace a few street names and buildings around town, yet a large number of them quietly helped shape life on Kachemak Bay in ways that may not be recorded. The theme of the Fourth of July parade aims to honor them, "Pioneer Times: A Salute to Our Heritage."

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  15. Gate may go up at Bishop's BeachRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    Few things say Homer like a walk along Bishop's Beach at low tide, but not if you walk past drug deals going down, step in dog poo, on a rusty nail or glass from a party campfire, or get chased by an aggressive dog or sprayed with sand by "spinning brodies." Those were just some of the issues a dedicated group tried to solve as it tackled how to guide the future use of Homer's beaches.

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  16. Navy urged to change practice time, placeRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    By Carey Restino Homer Tribune The Homer City Council joined Kodiak, Cordova and other Alaska communities this week when it passed a resolution urging the U.S. Navy to change training exercises currently held in the Gulf of Alaska after dozens testified that the training could impact marine mammals and fish in the region. The resolution, postponed at a previous meeting, asked the Navy to hold its training exercises in the fall, not in the summer during the main migration period for the region's fish and marine mammals.

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  17. Community News - June 24Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    The Homer Native Plant Society offers a field trip to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies' facilities in Peterson Bay on Aug. 15. An overnight stay at nearby yurts is optional. The day trip leaves Homer by 7:30 a.m., and leaves Peterson Bay at 3:30 p.m. The water taxi is $55 per person, and the cost of the guide is shared.

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  18. FYI - News briefs & announcements - June 24Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    The open burning suspension remains in place for most of southcentral Alaska. Even with higher humidity over the last two days, little or no rain provided relief to the overall dry conditions of the area.

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  19. Kenai schools set for a fully-funded year aheadRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District should fare better than many school districts across the state in the coming year due to how it is funded. "This year they will be fine," said Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, who oversaw a budget this year that involved funding the district to the tax cap through borough taxes.

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  20. Resident dies in car crashRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Homer Tribune

    Longtime Homer resident Bradley Dickey died from as-yet unknown causes after his car veered off the Sterling Highway June 17. Just before 4 p.m., that day, Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point were notified by other motorists of irregularities in the driving of a 1998 GMC Sierra truck. While troopers were responding, the vehicle involved left the roadway and collided with the ditch.

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