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

    5 hrs ago | 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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  2. Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in AlaskaRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | Homer News

    NOAA's National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 29, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time in coastal areas of southern Alaska. This test will be conducted for portions of coastal communities in Southeast Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, the Aleutians and Pribilofs.

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  3. Recession depression Using fund won't get us out of boleRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 2 | Homer News

    Skin in the game? I'll say. Big oil is trying to skin us again. Our skin, their game, if they get their way.

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  4. Arts BriefsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 2 | Homer News

    Alaska State Parks invites artists to apply for the summer 2017 Artist-In-Residence Program at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park in Southeast Alaska. The program is open to emerging or established artists working in all types of media.

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  5. Assembly votes to introduce invocation elimination ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Homer News

    The public will finally get a formal chance to weigh in on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's invocation practice in March. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the assembly voted to introduce assembly member Willy Dunne's ordinance that would eliminate the invocation from the proceedings.

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  6. Issues to watch at the Board of FisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Homer News

    In this July 2016 photo, anglers cast their lines into the Kenai River from the bank above the Sterling Highway Bridge in Soldotna, Alaska. Workers at Alaska Salmon Purchasers sort sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet in this July 2016 photo near Nikiski, Alaska.

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  7. It's time for fisheries management to reflect state's economic realitiesRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Homer News

    The Alaska of today is not the Alaska of statehood. The 49th state has grown and changed radically.

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  8. No joke: Climate change humanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Homer News

    An economist and a couple of environmentalists walk into a bar, and the bartender says, "What is this? Some kind of joke?" Well, in the case of the economist - yes. That would be Yoram Bauman of Seattle, a self-described stand-up economist who uses humor along with social science to approach the serious subject of climate change.

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  9. HCOA annual meeting presents arts awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Homer News

    At the Homer Council on the Arts annual meeting, art lovers get a special treat: a reprise showing of the late Gaye Wolfe's 2011 portrait show, "Human Tapestry," an exhibit of portraits Wolfe did before she died in 2012. Wolfe's show featured paintings of artists, musicians, teachers and cultural leaders.

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  10. KSC Kings swim at Snowball inviteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Homer News

    The Kachemak Swim Club Kings sent 54 swimmers to Kenai to participate in the Snowball Invitational swim meet hosted by the Peninsula Piranha's swim team on Jan. 13-14. Notching first place finishes for the Kings were Luke Nelson , Carly Nelson , Madison Story , Lucas Story , Elsa Milne, Nathan Overson , Hartley Miller, Aly Nyvall , Lauren Kuhns , Briar Boyd , Bethany Engebretsen, Kaylin Anderson and Jai Badajos.

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  11. Victorious Inlet drifters file to vacate salmon ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    A drift gillnet fishing vessel makes its way out of the mouth of the Kenai River in this July 2016 file photo near Kenai, Alaska. responsibilities in this important fishery, the Proposed Judgment sought by UCIDA is immediately necessary," according to the motion filed by UCIDA on Jan. 7. "It would ensure that the checks and balances guaranteed by the Act - including the requirement to use the best available science, to manage the fishery in accordance with the 10 national standards, and to achieve optimum yield - are provided to UCIDA and the fishery in the short term while NMFS works with the council to produce a new FMP."

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  12. Tourism projected to grow 2% in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Photo by Elizabeth Earl, Morris News Service - Alaska Shanon Davis, the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, speaks to the crowd at the Industry Outlook Forum on Jan. 11 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The annual forum, hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, features speakers from a variety of different industries to provide insight on the upcoming year in their businesses.

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  13. Students play, sing with KPO this weekRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula students will get a chance to play and sing along with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra in a set of concerts this week. Through a program assembled at Carnegie Hall in New York City, elementary school students around the country are learning about music in cooperation with local orchestras.

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  14. Another steppe bison horn found in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    On a sunny winter day on Jan. 5, Holly and Jordin Keintz and their daughters Katie and Natalie hiked down to Diamond Creek to enjoy the remote beach at the bottom of a steep trail off the Sterling Highway near Diamond Ridge Road. They didn't expect to add more information to the story of Ice Age Homer.

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  15. HHA, Divas host Winter JamboreeRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | Homer News

    The Kevin Bell Arena will be busy this weekend, as women hockey players from around the state meet to create a spectacular display of hockey talent. The Homer Hockey Association and the Homer Divas Women's Hockey announce the seventh annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament scheduled to take place Jan. 13-15 at the ice arena on the Homer Spit.

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  16. Two file to run for borough mayor's jobRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | Homer News

    Though there are still nearly 10 months before Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will pick a new borough mayor, two people have already announced they are running. Sterling resident Charlie Pierce filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission in mid-October, approximately a year ahead of the election.

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  17. Video, social media lead to arrest in SPARC theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Homer News

    Live security video and social media last week led to the arrest of a man suspected to have stolen from the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, the 12,000-square-foot indoor multi-use sports facility under construction near Homer Middle School. On Jan. 6, Homer Police charged Johnney Boy Newman, 25, with one count of second-degree burglary for entering the SPARC unlawfully with intent to commit a crime.

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  18. Assembly declines to change policy on invocationsRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Homer News

    The policy, which the assembly passed in October, is the subject of a recently-filed lawsuit against the borough. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska claims in the lawsuit that the rules are discriminatory because they require anyone who is giving the invocation to be a member of a religious group with an established presence on the Kenai Peninsula or a chaplain serving fire departments, law enforcement agencies, hospitals or other similar organizations.

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  19. Just in time for Kenai Peninsula history conference, films from 1974 event foundRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Homer News

    Volunteers planning the 2017 Kenai Peninsula local history conference got a wonderful surprise in December. Long-lost films of a 1974 Kenai history conference have been found, salvaged and digitized.

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  20. Pay It Forward: Can we make Homer even better in the New Year by...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Homer News

    Coming to the end of 2016 before winter solstice and basking in a white, fluffy, snowy day as occasional sun rays glow through the clouds over Kachemak Bay, it's impossible to not think of people in Homer who give tirelessly of themselves to make this a place special in this amazing geography. Reflection at this time of year deepens and grounds us, a necessary thing before the earth tilts on its axis.

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