One arrested in marijuana bust

Homer police arrested a man in connection with a seizure of marijuana plants last week from what investigators described as “a very large indoor commercial marijuana growing operation.”
According to a police statement on the Friday raid, 32-year-old Joseph Gabryszak faces three felony counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

Community News – Feb. 24

Lower 48 artist selected for Alaska residency As part of its Artist Residency Program, the Rasmuson Foundation has announced selection of four Lower 48 artists who will each spend eight weeks in residence this fall, at arts organizations in Alaska. Italian by birth, Claudio Orso-Giacone is a printmaker, paper artist and mask and puppet-maker from […]

Clear Creek Cat Rescue sues city

On Feb. 4, Judy Price and Clear Creek Cat Rescue filed suit against the City of Homer, Homer Animal Shelter manager Cheryl “Sherry” Bess, Coastal Animal Services, the licensed business operating the shelter, and Mark Robl, chief of police and supervisor to the animal shelter in Superior Court in Homer.

Recycling in Homer

GLASS (Recycle at the dump, Save-U-More, Anchor Point and McNeil Canyon.) • Glass jars must be empty, with no food in the bottom. • Remove jar lids. (Recycle metal lids in the tin cans and lids bin at the dump.) • Labels may be left on. • Window and ornamental glass, vases, ceramics, pottery and […]

Community News – Feb. 17

Birder’s beach jaunt Kachemak Bay Birders will spend an afternoon on the Spit on Saturday, Feb. 20, on a trip timed so that the tide will be high enough to see birds out over and in the water as well as along the shore and in the grass out there. Meet at the parking lot […]

Community News – Feb. 10

‘Legendary Lovers’ Tails and Tassels presents “Legendary Lovers;” a Burlesque tale of love, loss and lust featuring hors d‘oeuvres and decadent desserts by Vagabond Cafe. The show is offered Feb. 12 and 13 at the Homer Elks Lodge. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. General admission is $20, with […]

Locals recall ‘64 earthquake

While Homer once again rode out the latest 7.1 earthquake with very little damage, homesteaders remember the 1964 quake as a little more exciting. And yet Homer in comparison once again received less damage than other parts of the state in the big ‘64 quake as well. While it’s happening it’s another story. Here are […]

Council restricts vehicles from Homer beaches

At Monday night’s meeting Homer City Council worked on tackling beach issues.
A policy was introduced that addressed vehicle-parking on the beach. Operating, stopping or parking of motor vehicles on storm berms is prohibited, and a fine schedule was established for offenders.

Rural residential zoning considered for cannabis growers

After haggling over earlier hemp issues, the Homer City Council also took up discussion of Ordinance 16-04 (A) (S) Monday night.
This ordinance includes the Rural Residential District in the commercial cannabis zoning. The substitute ordinance was introduced at the Feb. 8 council meeting by Councilman David Lewis.

Homer Hockey clobbers Kenai 7-2 on Senior Night

Mariner hockey seniors went out with a bang last Thursday with a 7-2 Senior Night conference victory over the Kenai Kardinals. With the win, the M’s move past Kenai to the No. 5 seed in this weekend’s North Star Conference Tourney in Soldotna.

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