Homer Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Council holds worksession on legislative issuesRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | Homer News

    As of April 20 the first session of the 30th Alaska Legislature enters its 93rd day. While in Juneau the House and Senate seem to be headed toward tense negotiations over key bills, including a state income tax, the Homer City Council continued work sessions to keep tabs on the Legislature.

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  2. City seeks bids on cemetery expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Homer News

    The city of Homer last week issued an invitation to bid for an expansion of Hickerson Memorial Cemetery that will solve a shortfall in services many people don't think about: Where to bury the dead. Last month, the city sold its last burial plot at the city-owned cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road.

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  3. U.S. Navy ship scheduled to visit Homer for Exercise Northern Edge 2017Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | Homer News

    An Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper visits Homer from April 28-30 as part of Exercise Northern Edge in the Gulf of Alaska. Hundreds of sailors will get shore leave and participate in community service projects, excursions, sporting events and explore local culture and sites, the Alaskan Pacific Command said in a press release.

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  4. SPARC to community: - Come on in'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Homer News

    It's been a year since the Homer Soccer Association-led project to create South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, SPARC, was applauded by Homer City Council's Resolution 16-038 for its plan to provide an indoor sports facility, increase local residents' access to recreational and exercise space and do it with private funding. It's been less than six months since groundbreaking of the Kenai Peninsula Borough-owned ground next to Homer Middle School.

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  5. Golden named new hospice directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Homer News

    Hospice of Homer announces that Jessica Ramsey Golden has been hired as the organization's new executive director. Golden is a lifelong Alaskan, and she and her family recently relocated to Homer from Anchorage.

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  6. Hospice director ready to start enjoying next chapterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Homer News

    Optimism, it seems, has always been a part of Darlene Hilderbrand's style, and that's a good thing because, at 70, she's leaving her job as executive cirector of Hospice of Homer to start enjoying the "last third of my life." "I want to see what this next phase offers," she said, smiling broadly, contemplating a freer existence come the end of April after 19 years with Hospice of Homer, the last 15 as its head.

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  7. Circus seeks performers in new playRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Homer News

    A circus set to perform in Homer finds that their gear and performers went to Arkansas instead after either an honest mistake involving state initials or perhaps a more intentional error. With a policy of never canceling a show and 48 hours to go, the Spalding Family Circus is holding open auditions.

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  8. A wild ride from Seattle ends in Deerfield arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Homer News

    Police arrested a truck driver who they say had driven without rest from Washington state to the Greenfield Road Circle K parking lot while using crystal methamphetamine, LSD and cocaine. Gary Robbins Jr., 40, a resident of Homer, Alaska, was charged Tuesday with driving on drugs and "a laundry list" of motor vehicle violations leveled by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement agency, Deerfield Police officer Adam Sokoloski said Wednesday.

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  9. Text sent to cop by mistake results in drug bustRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2017 | Homer News

    A text message sent by mistake to Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Browning resulted in the indictment of three Homer residents on drug and gun charges.

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  10. Donna and Bernie Gareau selected by Haven House staff as Heroes of HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Homer News

    When the community gets together Friday to celebrate the 2017 Women of Distinction, they also will honor the 2017 Heroes of the Heart - Donna and Bernie Gareau. Selected by the staff of Haven House, this award recognizes a compassionate individual or individuals who are dedicated to the Haven House mission, which is "to support and empower people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault and to promote healthy families."

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  11. Despite dreary spring, art pops upRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Homer News

    Though Homer might be going through a late winter with mud and dust at a time when in earlier years the first crocuses might have popped up, at art galleries around town spring has come. Youth art tops the list with Jubilee! art shows at Homer Council on the Arts and the Pratt Museum.

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  12. Johnson wins Winter King with 25.65-pound beautyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    After being postponed a week, ice melted in the Homer Harbor and sun shone on Kachemak Bay, allowing 1,007 anglers in 299 boats and 12 kayaks to cast lines in search of monster winter king salmon in the 24th Annual Homer Winter King Tournament. Homer fisherman Ron Johnson on the Olyjohn took home the biggest fish of 25.65 pounds, winning $21,147 and $32,381.25 in side bets, for a total of $53,528.25 - but he wasn't the only winner on the Olyjohn.

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  13. Borough assessments draw criticism; appeal deadline is FridayRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Dramatic increases in borough property tax assessments on the lower Kenai Peninsula have raised a storm of protest. After assessments came out March 1, property owners and real estate professionals have criticized them as being too high, too sudden and not an accurate reflection of market changes.

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  14. Mongolian MPs visit HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Five members of the Mongolian Parliament and an interpreter participated in an Economic Development Roundtable at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Saturday, March 25. The Mongolian Delegation was sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and managed by the Open World Leadership Center. Roundtable Panel presentations were made by Chamber business members.

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  15. Longtime Homer doctor retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    There have been many finish lines for Randall Wiest since he moved to Homer 19 years ago: the Spit Run, Sea to Ski Triathlon, Kachemak Bay Running Club events and more. He also has been on the front line of Homer's medical community, serving as South Peninsula Hospital chief of staff and, since 1998, as a medical provider at Homer Medical Center.

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  16. Residential community colleges offer low-cost alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    With private and even public college tuition rising to above $60,000 a year, some area high school students have begun considering a low-cost alternative: residential community colleges. At one-third the price, these colleges often have smaller campuses and student bodies, a lower student-teacher ratio and all the amenities of a modern university, including dorms and cafeterias.

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  17. Art exhibit shows teaching processRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Most Homer art exhibits consist of finished work after months or even years of preparation. That's often the case even in student shows.

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  18. Art BriefsRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    The deadline for the Artists Know Climate Change contest is Friday. Deliver art submissions to the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve building, 2181 Kachemak Drive.

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  19. Winter King is a go for SaturdayRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2017 | Homer News

    After a one-week postponement because of harbor ice conditions, the 24th Annual Winter King Tournament happens this Saturday. Lines go in at 9 a.m. and out at 4 p.m., with awards following weigh-in as anglers arrive at the Homer Harbor.

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  20. Resolution emails show backstage political processRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Homer News

    Organizers of a recall effort targeting Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds say emails showing the evolution of the failed so-called "inclusivity" resolution indicate why a recall is necessary. A Homer News analysis of the emails reveals the original proposal was an anti-Trump and a sanctuary city resolution, but it also shows the complicated, messy process of crafting resolutions and ordinances Recall co-sponsor Larry Zuccaro wrote in a letter to the Homer News that Homer citizens should submit a public records request for emails on the resolution.

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