Voters reject $8 million bond

By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune More than 1,000 registered Homer voters turned out Tuesday night to quash a much-debated $8 million bond proposal offered to kick off the Town Square and new city hall project this year. Voters rejected the measure by a 67 to 33 percent margin. Officials recorded 676 votes opposing the bond, […]


Announcements SENIORSFree Tax Help and electronic filing is provided by AARP volunteers in Homer at the Senior Center, 3935 Svedlund St. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 4-April 15. For appointment call Diane at 235-7655 Homer Senior Citizens has a community Medicare volunteer who will help Medicare clients to enroll in a prescription (drug) plan and […]


I want to ride my bicycleSean Pearson Remember a few months ago when I was talking about my New Year’s resolutions?No? Hmmm, I knew I probably should have written those down somewhere. Anyway, I know one of them involved getting in shape because I remember noticing that my Petro Express people are beginning to monitor […]

Ninilchik man charged in July driving assault indictment

By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune A Ninilchik man was indicted this week on nine counts of assault in the third degree stemming from a drunk driving incident in July. James Prescott Alms, 37, was indicted on the numerous counts of assault after a grand jury heard the charges Friday. On July 30, 2007, Alaska State Troopers […]

Governor makes challenge…Lower Peninsula steps up

Governor Sarah Palin has issued a challenge to all Alaskans: Get active for at least 30 minutes a day this spring to help Alaska win national recognition. The Challenge:  Governor Palin signed up for the National President’s Challenge, a six-week competition sponsored by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The Challenge runs from […]

Homer Hockey rink gets city help

• Most of $50,000 to go to association this year to help with budget shortagesBy Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune The Homer Hockey Association got part of its wish Monday night when the Homer City Council granted the group much of the $50,000 for budget shortfalls at the ice rink.The council originally was considering a $36,000 […]

What can investers learn from gardeners

Matthew North  Spring is here. If you’re a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by “planting the seeds” for the growth of another valuable piece of property […]

Sea to Shining Ski

• If you can ‘sea’ it, you can ski itBy Sean Pearson Homer Tribune If memory serves, the hardest part of the Sea to Ski Triathlon isn’t so much the 3-mile run from Mariner Park to West Homer Elementary or the 4-mile uphill mountain bike ride to the Roger’s Loop Trailhead. In fact, the hardest […]

Pratt explores art and science

• Transplanted snow saves ‘Endangered Species’ sculpturesBy Randi Somers Homer Tribune While Mother Nature’s spring flurries made the “bring your own snow” instructions a bit redundant, participants helping create an “Endangered Species” tableau did bring the requested cardboard boxes of clean snow to the lawn of the Pratt Museum on Saturday. Snow enthusiasts were responding […]

The Photonz: Not your grandpa’s quantum physics

‘Semi-retired living legends’ still jam at the speed of lightBy Katie Emerick Homer Tribune Named by the Anchorage Daily News as “semi-retired living legends,” one of Alaska’s more popular jam bands is coming to Homer for two nights only. Playing at the Down East Saloon this Friday and Saturday night, The Photonz are sure to […]

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