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Boat owners blast harbor fee plan

Boat owners blast harbor fee plan

Small boat owners who keep their vessels in the Homer Harbor didn’t mince words when expressing their feelings about the proposed revamp to the harbor’s moorage rate structure.
“I’m in favor of fair and equitable, and I expect that out of my government,” said water taxi owner Mako Haggerty. “I don’t like arbitrary and capricious, and that’s what I think resolution 16-055 is.”
Sharon Minsch testified that the proposed rate structure favors large boat owners significantly, despite the fact that the larger boats take up more space …

May 25, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Youth addiction expert talks drug prevention

Youth addiction expert talks drug prevention

The key to approaching drug use and prevention is recognizing that it is a chronic disease, said a visiting expert on the teenage brain and the impact of drugs on brain development.
Dr. Michael Spigarelli, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology with the University of Utah, offered these and other insights into the issue of teenage drug use and effective prevention and treatment strategies at a recent community worksession with the Homer City Council on Monday.
“As soon as you lose sight of the fact that it …

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Realtor ‘passionate’ about helping people settle in Homer

Realtor ‘passionate’ about helping people settle in Homer

For the past 33 years, realtor Angie Newby has been selling Homer lifestyles.
“Homer offers a variety of lifestyles – in the middle of town, vacant lots, condos, custom homes, yurts, Bay views, tucked into the woods, off-the-grid,” she said. “It’s not just about how many bedrooms and bathrooms; it’s about how people want to feel in their home.”
Newby enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping people achieve their dreams.

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Weekend forecast calls for good weather, fishing

Weekend forecast calls for good weather, fishing

School is out, the days are getting longer, and the fish are biting. It’s time to get a line in the water.
Anglers are reportedly landing king salmon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit, and on May 14, Erica Ball won the 22nd-annual King Salmon Calcutta in Anchor Point with an impressive 34.10 pounder.

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March ‘First Friday’ brings medley of mediums

March ‘First Friday’ brings medley of mediums

As winter begins its tedious transition into spring, First Friday artists in Homer emerge with a variety of paintings, etchings and photography that capture the beauty in everything that surrounds us.

Toby Tyler

Ptarmigan Arts features surprises from Toby’s Attic: Selected Works by R.W. “Toby” Tyler. Opening reception for the Back Room Gallery show will be Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ptarmigan promises that more than a few surprises will be “unveiled in Toby’s show.” Well-known for …

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Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Guitar Christmas instrumentals
Reverend Poorchild will be giving free performances at the following locations.
•All Hopped Up Coffee, 3 p.m. Dec. 11
•K-Bay Coffee, 4 p.m. Dec. 12
•Don Joses, 7 p.m. Dec. 12
•Captain’s Coffee, 2 p.m. Dec. 13
•Senior Citizen’s Terrace, 6 p.m.
•South Peninsula Hospital long term care, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Bunnell celebrates 24 years
Join the Bunnell Street Arts Center for a Saturday heartwarming concert of original songs and stories. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bunnell, the evening features piano, guitar …

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Boat owners blast harbor fee plan

Boat owners blast harbor fee plan

Small boat owners who keep their vessels in the Homer Harbor didn’t mince words when expressing their feelings about the proposed revamp to the harbor’s moorage rate structure.
“I’m in favor of fair and equitable, and I expect that out of my government,” said water taxi owner Mako Haggerty. “I don’t like arbitrary and capricious, and that’s what I think resolution 16-055 is.”
Sharon Minsch testified that the proposed rate structure favors large boat owners significantly, despite the fact that the larger boats take up more space …

May 25, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Youth addiction expert talks drug prevention

Youth addiction expert talks drug prevention

The key to approaching drug use and prevention is recognizing that it is a chronic disease, said a visiting expert on the teenage brain and the impact of drugs on brain development.
Dr. Michael Spigarelli, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology with the University of Utah, offered these and other insights into the issue of teenage drug use and effective prevention and treatment strategies at a recent community worksession with the Homer City Council on Monday.
“As soon as you lose sight of the fact that it …

May 25, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Realtor ‘passionate’ about helping people settle in Homer

Realtor ‘passionate’ about helping people settle in Homer

For the past 33 years, realtor Angie Newby has been selling Homer lifestyles.
“Homer offers a variety of lifestyles – in the middle of town, vacant lots, condos, custom homes, yurts, Bay views, tucked into the woods, off-the-grid,” she said. “It’s not just about how many bedrooms and bathrooms; it’s about how people want to feel in their home.”
Newby enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping people achieve their dreams.

May 25, 2016 | 1 comment | Read More »

Weekend forecast calls for good weather, fishing

Weekend forecast calls for good weather, fishing

School is out, the days are getting longer, and the fish are biting. It’s time to get a line in the water.
Anglers are reportedly landing king salmon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit, and on May 14, Erica Ball won the 22nd-annual King Salmon Calcutta in Anchor Point with an impressive 34.10 pounder.

May 25, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Anchor River opens for king salmon fishing

Anchor River opens for king salmon fishing

Everyone is excited to hit the waters once fishing season gets underway, but it’s always a good idea to consult the sport fishing regulation booklet before casting your line. The booklet can be found at fishing equipment retail outlets or at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office on 3298 Douglas Place in Homer. (907) 235-8191.

Razor Clam Emergency Order
• All Eastside Cook Inlet beaches from the Kenai River to the tip of the Homer Spit are closed to all clams through Dec. 31, 2016. …

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Some Kachemak State Park trails open, many still need clearing

Some Kachemak State Park trails open, many still need clearing

Mountain Hikers

Overall Conditions: Snow is at 1,300 ft. and above. Trail locations obscured in alpine areas.
Trails in Kachemak Bay State Park is accessible by boat or water tax. Trails are rough, with steep grades in places, and in some cases only marked routes. It is advisable to add 1/3 to your average hiking time.
Grewingk Creek Tram is open and upgraded. It is difficult to use. We suggest a minimum of two people …

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Community news – May 25

Community news – May 25

The long struggle to protect the Bay Cook Inletkeeper will host a Wednesday panel discussion to hear stories about the early...

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Steer clear of ‘orphaned’ wildlife babies

Steer clear of ‘orphaned’ wildlife babies

Statewide – Alaskans stepping outside to enjoy the wonders of springtime are reminded that May and June mark the season...

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Talk to your adult children about smart financial moves

If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job,...

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A 529 plan can help with those college bills

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