Alaska Green Resources of Kenai offers online Marijuana Handler Permit Card classes. The online course is two hours long and costs $65 plus tax.
The winners in the Fourth of July parade are:
Art Shop Gallery
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In her report to the Homer City Council at its Monday night meeting, City Manager Katie Koester made a big “mea culpa” and admitted providing the council with wrong information on the performance of the Homer Permanent Fund. Based on that information, on a recommendation from council member Shelly Erickson to rescind an earlier decision gutting the fund, the issue will come back to the council at its July 24 meeting.
After bringing a proposed Greatland Street project back to the Homer City Council for a second public hearing, the Homer City Council on Monday night tied on the question of moving the project forward and supporting Option A, extending the street straight to Pioneer Avenue.
Once again we get the great gift of a day off in the middle of the week, thanks to the Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday. If you’re a foreign visitor who happens to be in town next week, welcome to the quintessential American holiday. Like Bastille Day in France or May 17 in Norway, it’s a day we celebrate our roots as a nation.
Fourth of July Holiday Events
Highland games set for Saturday
The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.
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The recent hiring of two new Homer Police Department officers brings the force up to its full component of 12 staff. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak recognized new officers Jessica Poling and Morgan Tracy at Monday’s Homer City Council meeting. The new officers fill positions vacated when former officer Sgt. Larry Baxter was promoted to investigative sergeant after Sgt. Lary Kuhns retired in April and another officer left the department in 2016.
By JIM STEARNS
1. Eight-year-old Gigi Leonetti and 11-year-old Brooke Shafer race each other to the finish line of the Spit Run 10K.
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 birth announcement in the June 22 issue,, the time of birth was incorrect for Mirabel Silver Piek. She was born at 10:30 a.m. June 14, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Tabitha and Jacob Piek. The birth announcement with correct time is in this week’s Town Crier. We apologize for the error.
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.