Banks -- Three banks with ATMs, including Wells Fargo (which has a lovely mural inside), are on the Sterling Highway near Heath Street.

Hospital -- South Peninsula Hospital is at the top of Bartlett Street, off Pioneer Avenue (tel. 907/235-8101).

Internet Access -- Tech Connect Computer Sales and Services, 432 E. Pioneer Ave. (tel. 907/235-5248), offers broadband access for $5 an hour on their computers or Wi-Fi on yours. Other Wi-Fi hot spots are not hard to find; the visitor center can give you a list.

Police -- For nonemergencies within the city limits, call the Homer Police Department (tel. 907/235-3150); outside the city, phone the Alaska State Troopers (tel. 907/235-8239). The police station is on Heath Street at Pioneer Avenue, right behind the Fire Department.

Post Office -- Sterling Highway at Heath Street.

Taxes -- Sales tax in Homer is 7.5%. Outside the city, you pay 3%.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.