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  1. Arts briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Homer News

    Join the story circle from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Homer Public Library to participate in Homer's second Tellabration! Homer Storytellers have been meeting since March sharing personal, folklore and literary stories. Tears have fallen and laughter flowed out of the library conference room with stories told.

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  2. Planning commission approves conditional use permit for Aspen Hotel across from SafewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 9 | Homer News

    This image taken from a Homer Advisory Planning Commission meeting packet shows the proposed location of an Aspen Hotel in town, which the commission recently granted a conditional use permit. Workers could break ground on a new 72-room Aspen Hotel in Homer by May 2018 if all goes according to plan, according to the project's architect.

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  3. HEA considers diversifying electricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 26 | Homer News

    Homer Electric Association General Manager Brad Janorschke gives an update on the utility cooperative's renewable energy projects on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center in Kenai, Alaska. Most electricity used on the Kenai Peninsula has one source.

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  4. Homer drafts budget for fiscal year 2018Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 26 | Homer News

    It's budget season once again, and city of Homer residents still have time to weigh in on said budget before it's locked in. The Homer City Council discussed its 2018 draft budget for the city during a committee of the whole meeting before its Oct. 9 regular meeting.

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  5. Pierce leading in mayoral runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 24 | Homer News

    Wayne Aderhold, right, waves signs for Linda Hutchings on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2017, in Homer, Alaska, on Pioneer Avenue. To his left are Marjorie Ringer, with umbrella, Lani Raymond and Ron Keffer.

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  6. Mike Navarre to take commissioner roleRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Navarre has served as the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor for the last six years. He will leave office in early November, after borough voters elect a new mayor in the upcoming runoff election on Oct. 24. In public comments, he has said he planned to take a role assisting Gov. Bill Walker in fixing the state's ongoing fiscal crisis, but has not specifically said what that role is to be.

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  7. School sites talk budgetRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | Homer News

    For a short time Tuesday night, schools from all corners of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were connected by a common cause and presentation: the budget. Superintendent Sean Dusek presented an overview of the district's 2017-18 budget and explained the process for figuring out the Fiscal Year 2019 budget in a Skype session Tuesday during district-wide community budget meetings.

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  8. Personal attacks muddy mayoral runoff raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Kenai Visitors Center. Linda Hutchings and Charlie Pierce speak during a forum for borough mayoral candidates in September.

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  9. Borough mayor runoff is TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Voters choose between candidates Charlie Pierce and Linda Hutchings in a runoff election in the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor's race to be held Tuesday, Oct. 24. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Candidates Pierce and Hutchings finished in the top two slots in the three-person race, defeating former borough mayor and current assembly member Dale Bagley. In final results of the Oct. 3 election, Pierce carried about 38 percent of the vote, Hutchings carried about 31 percent and Bagley carried 29 percent.

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  10. Students learn about salmon through annual life cycle programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Homer News

    Top: Jenny Gates, a fisheries biologist with the Soldotna office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, demonstrates how salmon eggs are fertilized to a group of children from lower Kenai Peninsula Schools during an egg take event Thursday at the Anchor River in Anchor Point. The egg take is just the beginning of the Salmon in the Classroom program, in which students from all around the district take care of salmon and learn about their life cycle.

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  11. Boy finds rare, ancient tapir fossil in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Homer News

    What's nicer than spending a day at the beach? With family and friends? Looking for interesting items to take home? That's exactly what Janet Klein of Homer was doing in July: enjoying a Kenai Peninsula beach with her family, grandsons Kai, 5, and Sylas, 4, and the boys' parents, Deb Klein and George Reising of Seward, as well as friend Lolita Brache of Homer - each of them looking for interesting items. "Daddy and Mom were getting out sandwiches from the backpack, sitting on a nice log.

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  12. Students learn about salmon through annual life cycle programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | Homer News

    Jenny Gates, a fisheries biologist with the Soldotna office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, demonstrates how salmon eggs are fertilized to a group of children from lower Kenai Peninsula Schools during an egg take event Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Anchor River in Anchor Point, Alaska. The egg take is just the beginning of the Salmon in the Classroom program, in which students from all around the district take care of salmon and learn about their life cycle.

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  13. First Friday showsRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2017 | Homer News

    Of his work, Edward Whetstone Hutchinson writes, "My paintings are white oil paint on white canvas. The paint is applied impasto and fractaled so that when the raised paint and fractals interact with light, shadows are produced and it is the shadows which allow the viewer to see the images I create.

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  14. Hibbert, Smalley, Blakeley poised to join assemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Homer News

    Norm Blakeley, Brent Hibbert, Hal Smalley, Kelly Cooper and Kenn Carpenter will fill five of the nine seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, according to unofficial election results. Voters in five assembly districts chose their representatives for the assembly Tuesday.

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  15. ownership changes handsRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2017 | Homer News

    Ownership of the newspaper publications of the Morris Publishing Group, including the Homer News, transferred to GateHouse Media Monday. The signing of a purchase agreement had been previously announced.

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  16. Pierce, Hutchings headed to runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Homer News

    Charlie Pierce and Linda Hutchings are headed to a runoff election in the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to unofficial results of Tuesday's election. Not counting absentee ballots, Pierce emerged in the lead after the polls closed Tuesday night, leading Hutchings and Dale Bagley for the seat.

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  17. Borough ballot props failRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula Bourough assembly candidate Hal Smalley and supporter Michele Vasquez wave signs near the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Kenai. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidate Duane Bannock whistles while waving to cars at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Acess Road on election day, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska.

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  18. Nustvold: Running to leave Homer better than I found itRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | Homer News

    My decision to run for a seat on the Homer City Council comes from a desire to leave Homer better than I found it - I owe it to my children and grandchildren. In a time when the financial needs of our City outweigh the funds that are coming in, our Council must put their heads together to find a solution to these shrinking resources as well as carefully scrutinize what is being spent.

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  19. Kelly Cooper looks ahead to next term, service after assemblyRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | Homer News

    Homer's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Cooper will have smooth sailing into her next term, as she's running unopposed to keep her seat. Cooper, a resident of Alaska for 15 years, fills the assembly seat for District 8 and represents Homer.

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  20. Borough voters face several propsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Homer News

    Larry Persily, chief of staff to the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, speaks to the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club about propositions on the borough ballot for the upcoming October election during their Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 meeting in Homer, Alaska.

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