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  1. Public to testify on borough ordinance prohibiting marijuana grow operationsRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | Homer News

    Southern Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to testify by teleconference on Kenai Peninsula Borough Ordinance 2015-02, prohibiting the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in the area of the borough outside of cities, during the Borough Assembly's Tuesday meeting. A teleconference site is being established at the Borough Annex Office in Homer and will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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  2. Mariners reign over carnival tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    The Mariners had a weekend, after battling through nail-biting basketball games against Klawock boys and Nikiski girls and sweeping the Winter Carnival Tournament. The home tournament attracted teams from as far away as Southeast and Fairbanks and pitted five competitors against each other in three days of round-robin play.

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  3. Daigle 10th, Homer 5th and 6th at RegionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    Mariner senior captain Aspen Daigle led her team with a 10th place personal finish at the Region III cross-country skiing championships last weekend at the Government Peak trails in Hatcher's Pass, near Palmer. The team pushed off on tracked, well-groomed trails for a 5K classic race on Friday, and again on Saturday for 5 and 7.5K free-style loops.

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  4. Port Graham's team of one shines in book battleRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    Battle of the Books teams are allowed three students - a spokesperson, a recorder and a "thinker," but for the third- and fourth-grade team at Port Graham School, Luke was it. The K-12 school with about a dozen students is on the south side of Kachemak Bay.

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  5. Pot: What's legal, what's notRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    Editor's note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at what Ballot Measure 2 means. This week we look at what happens next Tuesday, when pot becomes legal in the home.

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  6. Manager list now totals 2Read the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    With Chris Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., withdrawing from the pool of applicants for Homer city manager, the list has been narrowed to Carey Meyer, Homer public works director, and Jeffrey Trinker, executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, the city announced in a press release Monday. Trinker visits Homer on March 2, and he and Meyer meet in personal interviews in a special meeting of the Homer City Council at 4 p.m. March 3. Trinker interviews at 4 p.m. and Meyer at 6 p.m. Both interviews will be open, and the public is invited to attend and comment.

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  7. Judge orders city to explain why it's not following condo decisionRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Homer News

    A Homer condominium owner last week got a judge's order to serve city officials and ask them to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Ken Castner, who owns one of three business condos in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, served papers on the city Feb. 13. If sustained, the order would compel interim City Manager Marvin Yoder, City Attorney Tom Klinkner and at least two Homer City Council members to appear at a hearing and explain why the city did not comply with Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet's January 2014 decision that the Kachemak Bay Title building and lot only receive one assessment in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District.

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  8. Mariners score wins at northern shootoutRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    The Mariners were met with big crowds and tough competition last weekend at the Husky Shootout basketball tournament in Kotzebue, with the girls bringing home wins against Nome and Kotzebue, and the boys defeating Point Hope. As wind chill brought temperatures down to minus-30 degrees on Friday and Saturday, crowds amassed inside the Kotzebue gym to watch three days of competition as Homer, Nome-Beltz, Point Hope and Grace Christian faced off against the Kotzebue Huskies.

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  9. Homer Winter Carnival: A Tradition for 61 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year's theme, "Warm Winter Hearts," overlaps with Valentine's Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in - or out of - love.

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  10. Homer man dies trekking in PatagoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chalten Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the Rio Piedras Blancas trail in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, or Glacier National Park, near El Chalten, Argentina.

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  11. Council prunes manager list to 3Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    After meeting in executive session for almost an hour and then in public for about half that time, the Homer City Council on Monday night narrowed its list of city manager applicants from four to three: Carey Meyer, Homer Public Works Director; Chris Johnson, former deputy executive director of the Port of Anacortes, Wash.; and Jeffrey Trinker, executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas. All three candidates will interview in person with the council at the end of February or in early March.

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  12. Students prove themselves, school employment readyRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Once again, Homer High School was named "most employable school" in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District CTSO, Career Technical Student Organization, competition. "I think Homer is going on year five as most employable school," said Dan Bohrnsen, coordinator of this year's competition at Kenai Central High School, held Jan. 29. "Homer has done very well.

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  13. Redbeard walks the plankRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Inspired by a "Pirates - Seek Treasure in a Good Book" theme, pre-K through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School set a record with their 2014 readathon: 160,650 minutes read since Jan. 12, said teacher Wendy Todd, an organizer of the event. Maybe it was the theme.

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  14. DDF team stacks up awardsRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Homer News

    At two recent meets, one in Homer and one at Dimond High School in Anchorage, the Homer High School DDF - Drama, Debate and Forensics - team, coached by Amy Johnson, earned an impressive amount of awards. Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS.

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  15. Homer edges out SoHi at RegionsRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | Homer News

    A barrage of shots downed one team and a late tip bounced the other as a pair of central Kenai Peninsula squads watched their seasons come to an end during the first day of the North Star Conference Championships at the Menard Arena in Wasilla. Homer's Kiril Sanarov tipped in a deflection off an Anton Kuzmin blast with 1 minute, 37 seconds, left in the extra period to lead Homer to a 2-1 overtime win over Soldotna late Thursday in the NSC quarterfinals.

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  16. Mariners find close competition in AnchorageRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Homer News

    The Mariners took on the last three remaining teams in their region in Anchorage last weekend with a trio of hard-fought basketball games against Grace, Anchorage Christian and Houston. The Mariner boys lost to Grace and ACS after two tight games Thursday and Friday, claiming a victory over Houston on Saturday.

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  17. HCOA facing wave of changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Homer News

    It is with deep gratitude that I have submitted my letter of resignation to the board of directors for Homer Council on the Arts, effective June 30, 2015. Opportunity is the operative word of the HCOA mission: providing opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts.

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  18. WHES librarian awarded district's golden appleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Homer News

    Apples displayed on desks, apples given to them by students. West Homer Elementary School librarian also has an apple for her desk.

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  19. Seaton pushes marijuana regsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Homer News

    Legal marijuana advocates took to their phones Tuesday to testify against a bill that aims to delay legalizing the commercial sale of marijuana concentrates. The legislation by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, had its first hearing Tuesday in the House Health and Social Services Committee, of which he is the chair.

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  20. Council interviews manager finalistsRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Homer News

    Following a meeting on Jan. 28 in which the City Manager Selection Committee chose four finalists for the position of Homer City Manager, the Homer City Council on Monday interviewed the applicants by phone. Next Monday, the council discusses the finalists and works toward narrowing its list.

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