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Homer council talks police station, voting

Members of the Homer City Council had plenty to discuss after a several-week break from business over the holidays. Starting… Continue reading

Carpenters with Steiner’s North Star Construction on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 work on an addition at Land’s End Resort on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Construction starts on Land’s End addition

Construction has started on a $3 million, 17,500-square-foot addition at Land’s End Resort at the end of the Homer Spit.… Continue reading

Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

A woman from Homer attempted to evade authorities and run away from the Homer Courthouse after being charged with committing… Continue reading

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A still form Corey McLean’s “Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story” about a skateboarder in Cuba. (Photo provided)

Mountainfilm Fest shows Friday, Saturday

The 18th annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. A fundraiser for… Continue reading

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent Sean Dusek announced his retirement on Monday. Dusek will be leaving the district at… Continue reading

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Chamber to refocus efforts on Halibut Jackpot Derby

Though the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s finances are currently healthy, the organization is going to reassess the handling of its… Continue reading

Outage cuts power across bay for half day

An outage on Saturday cut power for almost 12 hours to 189 Homer Electric Association members in Seldovia, Port Graham… Continue reading

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Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, left, congratulates Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, right, after being sworn in on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House

Until a majority is formed, the House will be at a standstill.

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Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston, Friday, Jan.11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge that the Republican president put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Alaska receives almost 10 times more unemployment filings since shutdown began

There have been almost 10 times more unemployment filings from federal workers in Alaska than normal since the federal shutdown Continue reading...

Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in blue: Squeaky boards

There are a few squeaky floorboards in Resurrect Art Coffee House. The old church was built in 1916, though, so Continue reading...

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Sports
A curling stone is swept across the ice during a Learn to Curl clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Homer Curling Club. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Olympic curler helps supports Homer club

A year after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when the U.S. men’s curling team scored an unexpected victory over… Continue reading

 

Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in blue: Squeaky boards

There are a few squeaky floorboards in Resurrect Art Coffee House. The old church was built in 1916, though, so… Continue reading

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Community

Pet of the Week: Fluffy

Check out this guy … the shelter’s new office cat! He has taken to it quite well and now uses… Continue reading

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Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News The Homer Parks and Recreation Commission recommended that the old Homer Intermediate School… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove

Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove Oct. 26, 1936 - Jan. 3, 2019 Longtime Homer resident Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove, 82, died… Continue reading

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Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett

Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett Oct. 19, 1963 - Nov. 21, 2018 Kasilof resident Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett, 55, died on… Continue reading

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