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  1. Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Homer News

    An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm.

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  2. Red flag warning lifted for peninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Homer News

    Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a red flag warning for the Kenai Peninsula, but the fire danger remained at extreme on the upper peninsula and very high on the lower peninsula. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are imminent.

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  3. Legislators predict tougher session next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Homer News

    It took until last Thursday, but after endless days where most legislators waited for majority and minority leaders to reach a compromise, the Alaska Legislature finished its one big job: passing a budget. On Monday in separate phone interviews, Homer's legislators, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, reflected on the tortured path to borrowing about $3 billion from the Constitutional Budget Reserve and funding the state's fiscal year 2015-2016 budget.

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  4. ATV vandals damage wetland on KHLT propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Homer News

    Publicly accessible land in and around Homer is arguably one of the town's most precious commodities. Both citizens and visitors in Homer use the land for exercise, enjoyment and to learn more about Alaska's natural heritage.

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  5. Homer's Best BetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Homer News

    As the latest whining about our heat wave shows, you just can't please Homerites. Let the temperature fall below 5 degrees and we'll say, "Oh, I hope next summer is really warm."

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  6. Construction gets under way on Cosmopolitan developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Homer News

    Construction started this month with dirt work at the Cosmopolitan oil development project near Mile 151 Sterling Highway north of Anchor Point. At meetings in Anchor Point, Homer and Ninilchik held last week, BlueCrest energy officials briefed lower Kenai Peninsula residents on a project that may bring to fruition a decades-long dream: pumping oil out of the Cosmo prospect 2.5 miles offshore.

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  7. Mariner girls take bronze in softballRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Although this past weekend didn't end in a victory, the Homer High School softball team held its own during the state championships in Fairbanks, placing third overall and winning two out of four games. The Mariners lost to Sitka and Ketchikan, but had overwhelming wins against Hutchison and North Pole.

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  8. Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    In honor of the late Tommie CarlinSchauer, his family holds a Tribute to Coach Tommie with soccer games from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Middle School soccer field. Born April 21, 1957, CarlinSchauer, 57, died Dec. 18, 2014, in Green Bay, Wisc., after a brief battle with cancer.

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  9. Alaskans need to unite against Navy exercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    I was one of the many local citizen activists who rose up in response to the catastrophic 1989 Exxon oil spill in our home waters of Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula and the Gulf of Alaska. That wave of crisis and opportunity helped create, among other things, the Regional Citizens Advisory Councils and the Prince William Sound Science Center.

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  10. Which way on Waddell? officials askRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Alice asks the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," to which the Cheshire Cat replied, "That depends a good deal on where you want to go." That's the question the Homer Advisory Planning Commission has on its agenda for its 6:30 p.m. meeting June 17. In a public hearing, the commission seeks comments on which option it should choose in connecting an east-west road between Heath Street and Lake Street.

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  11. Something old, something newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    According to local author Janet Klein who interviewed Dena'ina elder Peter Kalifornsky before his death in 1993, Dena'ina sea otter hunters used to gather at the base of the Spit prior to their hunt. Sea otter hunts were organized affairs, with groups of men in single kayaks surrounding the animals, which were used for fur and not eaten.

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  12. One man arrested, another sought in Ninilchik robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    After issuing a wanted poster on Monday for a Homer man charged in a June 4 Ninilchik Beach robbery, Alaska State Troopers have not yet caught Clarence S. Hock, 23. Troopers have arrested another man wanted in the robbery, Sean Carpenter, 25. Troopers apprehended Carpenter on Saturday at his Homer home. Troopers described Hock as being 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 195 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

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  13. CELTFEST bigger than ever for 7th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Don't be surprised to hear the haunting refrain of bagpipes as musicians gear up for the upcoming Kachemak Bay CeltFest at Karen Hornaday Park. On June 19-20, kilts, fiddles and Celtic heritage will abound as the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club puts on the two-day CeltFest and Highland Games.

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  14. Former employee takes over helm at Wagon WheelRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Veldstra, who was 14 when he started, worked at the Wagon Wheel for 15 years. He then started and grew the Dutch Boy Landscaping business for 19 years.

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  15. Farmers MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    People come to Homer every year to have some kind of vacation adventure. There is always something for the adventurous down at the Homer Farmers Market.

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  16. Alaska's spuds not immune from lawmakersRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    The future of Alaska's certified seed potato production is up in the air following this year's legislative session. The Plant Materials Center's Potato Program through the Alaska Division of Agriculture was approved for one time increment funding, and will require legislative action to continue after this year.

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  17. Homer's Best BetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Next Wednesday the Homer Advisory Planning Commission holds a public hearing on how to connect Waddell Way from Lake Street to Heath Street. Should it be at Grubstake Avenue or Bonanza Avenue? Buried in the discussion is another question: What to call the street? Homer already has two roads named after the Waddell family, Waddell Street and Waddell Loop.

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  18. Arts in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    Shore: Homer at Tuggeght closes its week-long visit to Homer with a performance at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bishop's Beach, also known as "Tuggeght," or "by the water," the Dena'ina name for the area. Meet at the loon at the park.

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  19. Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Homer News

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island leaves the Homer Harbor on Wednesday morning for a 7,000-nautical mile journey to Baltimore, Md., for decommissioning. The family of Electrician's Mate Chief Sean Mattingly stand at the mouth of the Homer Harbor to say good-bye to the him as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island leaves the Homer Harbor.

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  20. Troopers seek suspect in Ninilchik robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Homer News

    Alaska State Troopers have arrested one man charged in a Ninilchik robbery, but seek another suspect in the June 4 incident. Troopers have filed an arrest warrant for Clarence S. Hock, 23, and issued a wanted poster today.

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