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  1. City, Castner agree to stay in judge's orderRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Homer News

    The city of Homer and Ken Castner have agreed to a stay of a judge's order enforcing a decision in Castner's favor regarding the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. On April 3, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ordered the city to cease its method for assessing condominium owners for natural gas service, calling that method "disproportionate" and "arbitrary and unreasonable."

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  2. Mariner girls kick off soccer season with win against NikiskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Homer News

    The Mariner girls christened the newly installed turf field with a well-earned win against Nikiski on Tuesday in their first home soccer game of the season. Homer maintained the majority of the ball control in the first half, but their lead decreased during the second half after Nikiski's offensive presence profited from a few breakaways.

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  3. Mariner boys defeat Nikiski, 6-2Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Homer News

    Mariner fans were bundled up in the bleachers but the Homer boys brought the heat against Nikiski for their first home soccer game of the season. The Mariners dominated for the duration of the game, giving away only a couple goals to Nikiski in the second half.

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  4. Mariners have strong performance during Big C Relays in AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    It was a busy but rewarding weekend in Anchorage for the Homer High School track and field team as they competed in the Big C Relays meet. With 27 athletes each competing in two to three events, there was plenty of opportunity for new athletes to get their feet wet and experienced athletes to improve.

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  5. Girls battle Juneau weather in soccer season's openersRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    Last week girls of the Homer Mariners soccer team traveled to Juneau to compete in their first three games of the season against competitive Thunder Mountain High School and Juneau-Douglas High School, all while battling moody spring weather conditions. The first game last April 9 against Thunder Mountain ended a cold and windy game in a 0-0 tie.

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  6. Homer legend loves to learn, shareRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    Daisy Lee Bitter poses with a magazine cover featuring the log cache that presides over the driveway to her peony farm. The cache is particularly significant to Bitter, as her late husband, Conrad, was quite proud of it.

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  7. Council to seek Supreme Court's review of condo gas assessmentsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    At an emergency meeting on April 8, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Council member David Lewis made the announcement after a 90-minute executive session in which the council consulted with city attorney Thomas Klinkner.

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  8. Council creates Cannabis Advisory CommissionRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    As the Alaska Legislature debates how to regulate commercial cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana, the Homer City Council on Monday night did what the Legislature has yet to do: It created a Cannabis Advisory Commission. In an unanimous vote, the council passed Ordinance 15-07 , forming one of the first such commissions in the state.

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  9. Commission wrapping up beach policy suggestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    A man sits on a log at Bishop's Beach on April 3. Nothing in the beach policy recommendations would prohibit this. Whether it's dog poop, loose dogs, birds, driftwood, bonfires, coal picking and off-road cruising, since last fall the Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has been meeting almost every two weeks and contemplating those issues.

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

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    When, oh when will our long seasonal nightmare end? Day after day, roaring blizzards have left maybe an inch of snow daily on our winter-weary town. Up in the hills, some people have reported deluges of up to a foot.

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  11. Spring Cabaret starts season in song, styleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    Above, the vocal ensemble for the Spring Cabaret rehearses at the Homer Council on the Arts last Saturday. From left to right are Sarah Frary, Paula Kulhanek, Suzanne Singer Alvarez, Britny Bradshaw, Katelyn Wythe, Erik Larson, Krystal Butcher, Maggie Goedeke, Hannah Heimbuch, Jennifer Norton and Hal Spence on guitar.

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  12. Orchestra educates, entertainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Homer News

    For Mellisa Nill, participating in the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is all about the personal connection with both fellow players and like-minded music lovers in the audience. "When the audience enjoys the music so much that they cheer before they clap, that really drives us as musicians to play harder and better.

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  13. Council to seek Supreme Court review of judge's orderRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Homer News

    At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Council member David Lewis made the announcement after a 90-minute executive session in which the council consulted with city attorney Thomas Klinkner.

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  14. Mariners' soccer season underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    Mariner girls and boys soccer teams are working hard to prepare for the first games of their short but packed season, playing outside earlier than ever thanks to the newly installed artificial turf field. Both teams will compete against Nikiski on Tuesday at Homer High School.

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  15. Lifelong Learning event celebrates HomerRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library's Celebration of Lifelong Learning. Speakers mentioned the library as one of the prime places to build community togetherness and enjoyment.

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  16. Judge orders city to stop - unlawful' gas assessments for condo ownersRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet last Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, ruling. In his decision in the Ken Castner v.

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  17. Body of missing Homer man found in Kodiak harborRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    Kodiak radio station KMTX reports the body of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin was pulled Friday night from Kodiak's St. Paul Harbor.Kalugin was a crewman on the fishing vessel Competition. A Homer relative, Alexie Reutov, identified the body.

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  18. Church youth group goes to work in OuzinkieRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    Ouzinkie might not sound like a spring break vacation destination, but for 16 local youths and four adults it offered plenty of adventure, fun and a lot of hard work. From March 7-14, about half the kids from Christian Community Church's Ignite Youth group traded time off from school for time in the village, which is located on Spruce Island about 12 miles north of the city of Kodiak.

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  19. Quilts tell talesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    Quilts from Abigail Kokai's series, "910 E. 35th Street, Savannah," show people, places and stories she encountered while studying and living in Savannah, Ga. "Every single one of my quilts is a memory of mine, or a story of something that happened to me or someone I know," Kokai said at her artist's talk last Friday for the opening of her show at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

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  20. Homer writer signs bookRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Homer News

    Homer writer and filmmaker Jean Aspen signs her book, "Arctic Daughter," from 4-6 p.m. April 15 at the Homer Bookstore. The daughter of Arctic explorer Constance Hendricks, Aspen wrote "Arctic Daughter" after an adventure when she was 22 and journeyed down the Yukon River to build a cabin and live off the land.

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