The first Homer City Council meeting of 2014 will start the year of with a familiar refrain. For at least the fourth time in the last five years, council members will debate whether or not to end the wintertime grocery tax holiday they implemented in 2008.
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Homer city officials have subdivided Lot 2, Tract 1-A on the Spit. That’s the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. City councilors had a couple choices with the lot. They could put the whole area up for lease and see what kinds of businesses might be interested.
The Kenai City Council heard public testimony Wednesday night regarding how the city will approach the personal use dipnet fishery this summer. Costs to keep the beaches clean have been going up in concert with growing crowds.
Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, many Alaskans who lived through it are still trying to ensure the spill is not forgotten. Last week at the Homer harbor, a few of them staged a silent reminder.
A rash of recent burglaries in downtown Homer has Homer Police officers on high alert. The latest burglary took place over the weekend at Tech Connect, the locally-owned electronics store on Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer.
Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City.
Homer residents were able to get a home-cooked meal and donate to a good cause with this year’s Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. The annual event is a fundraiser for the charity’s Holiday Basket Program.
Folks in Homer saw the return of Outhouse racing during the Winter Carnival over the weekend. It was one of many events from the past brought back to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.