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  1. To change and how? - question facing Homer's small businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | Homer News

    "The computer business was going into two phases: high-end networking like we have today, which was very technical and I didn't want to get into it, and computer experts going out of style and computer maintenance in style, and I wasn't particularly interested in that either," said Files. In the 20 years that followed, the Forrests hired high school students who, having learned the ins and outs of computers, have gone on to professions in the IT field.

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  2. Seaton's income tax is a necessary evilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | Homer News

    Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, has put his next re-election in jeopardy by spearheading an income tax in the Alska House. Chatter about voting him out has already begun amongst Homer residents, as they share the sentiments of some 58 percent of the state who oppose a state income tax in Alaska.

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  3. Leaving best job ever for new adventure is hard to doRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    I immediately shipped off my resume to the Englewood Herald, and before too long I was driving from Texas to Florida to start my first "real" newspaper job. Fun? I couldn't believe I got paid, no matter how little, to take pictures of whatever was happening on the beach, go fishing and write about it, go on boat rides in which Mercury engines were being tested and write about it, meet interesting people and write about them.

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  4. People injured in recent crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    Two separate vehicle crashes in Homer sent three people to the hospital. Last Friday, June 30, at about 7:15 a.m. a driver lost control of his truck on Diamond Ridge Road and went into the ditch near Shelton Drive and had to be taken to South Peninsula Hospital.

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  5. Murkowski visits Homer on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    At 10:30 a.m. July 7 she holds a constituent meeting at the Cowles Council Chambers, Homer City Hall. Both events are open to the public.

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  6. AP store, clinic damaged in car-ramming incidentRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    An Anchorage man is in jail after using his car to ram another car and causing damage to the Anchor River Store. The collision also damaged the Seldovia Village Tribe Anchor Point Health Clinic, temporarily closing the clinic.

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  7. Mist doesn't dampen spirit of Highland GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    Typical Scottish weather provided the appropriate atmosphere Saturday for the 2017 Kachemak Bay Scottish Club Highland Games at Karen Hornaday Park. Chilly temperatures and a wee bit of mist didn't dampen the spirits of men and women athletes - and a few bairns, or children - competing in the games.

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  8. You, too, can do farm-to-table dinnersRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    That's why I am excited to shine the light on Synergy Garden's 2nd Annual Great Garlic Scape Event this Sunday, July 9, from 6-9 p.m. Lori Jenkins hosts a farm-to-table dinner that includes farm tours, demonstrations, music, wood fired pizza, Jakolof Bay oysters, and more garlicy goodness. You will need to pre-register by July 7, $50 per person, so call 706-273-0077 or email [email protected] .

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  9. City invites local businesses to take business expansion and retention surveyRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    The city of Homer's Economic Development Commission has launched a new Business Retention and Expansion initiative to work with the local business community to identify priority projects to help support Homer's business interests. According to a city press release, the project is geared toward existing local businesses because existing businesses are valuable economic and employment assets.

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  10. Armstrong named editor of Homer NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    The announcement was made this week by Deedie McKenzie, group publisher for Morris Publishing Group, which owns the Homer News. "Armstrong's longevity in the community and at the News will serve him well in his new position," said McKenzie in making the announcement.

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  11. Inspired by Alaska, artists look at landscape, people, animalsRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Homer News

    Given the powerful influence of the Alaska landscape, wildlife and people, it should be no surprise that Alaska artists draw inspiration from the great land. Shows this month explore Alaska in all its aspects, with some approaches a bit surprising and even subversive.

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  12. Homer peonies hold special place in Homer, holiday and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Homer News

    When Leroy and Rita Jo Shoultz settled on 14 acres near Fritz Creek, the top priority was making an abandoned log cabin habitable for their family and learning to live without running water or electricity. Today, the couple's holdings have spread to 27 acres with a large portion for 12,000-15,000 peony plants ready to burst into bloom.

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  13. Photo finish for first-time half marathonRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2017 | Homer News

    The end-of-the-Spit finish line for the Cosmic Hamlet Half Marathon was a blur Saturday, with only seconds and hundredths of seconds separating the top runners. Christopher Walker, 38, of Anchorage was the first man to cross the finish line with a time of 1:33:36.01.

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  14. Highland Games are SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Homer News

    The games include the traditional Highland Game events of the kilted mile, the caber toss, the hammer throw, the stone toss, the sheaf throw and, special to Homer, the halibut toss. The event also features vendors and food.

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  15. Karen Zak to leave chamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Homer News

    Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Executive Director Karen Zak has resigned her position as head of Homer's main economic development and visitor services nonprofit organization. In a letter sent to chamber members last Thursday, the chamber board of directors announced it has accepted Zak's resignation.

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  16. Letters to the EditorRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | Homer News

    Alaska does not need a state income tax, nor a statewide sales tax, nor a school tax! But it could use a "volunteer tax," otherwise known as a lottery. The state of New Jersey is doing wonders with its lottery.

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  17. Half marathon adds distance, interest to annual 10K Spit RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Homer News

    Perfectly fitted shoes. Sweat-absorbent clothing. Establishing a pace. Setting a finish-time goal.

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  18. Recall election by wide margin fails in final countRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Homer News

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, the Homer City Council certified the results of the June 13 special election that asked if voters wanted to recall council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds. By margins of 223 or more, voters overwhelmingly defeated the recall.

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  19. FAA: Address noise through aviation safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Homer News

    As Homer's aviation tourism business has grown, along with it have come complaints about noise from airplanes and helicopters flying low over homes and businesses. The problem has become so common that the Homer Police Department includes a link on the city's web page, "How to Report Low-flying Aircraft" .

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  20. Leach named new Haven House directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Homer News

    The board of directors of South Peninsula Haven House has named Ronnie Leach its new executive director effective July 1. A nonprofit serving the southern Kenai Peninsula, Haven House operates a 10-bed emergency women's shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. Leach first started with Haven House in 2004, holding a variety of positions before assuming her current role as director of client services earlier this year.

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