BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A Ninilchik man died in a single-vehicle crash Christmas Day on the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley. Despite life-saving efforts of Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services, Denver Hammons, 65, died of his injuries. No one else was in the car....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:55pm
  • With Christmas and New Year’s Day both happening on Wednesday and in the middle of the week, holiday plans might be a bit off-kilter. It will be hard for working-stiffs to take a long weekend off, but that won’t stop Homer from celebrating the end of 2013....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:42pm
  • If the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ever chooses a motto, it might use baseball manager Yogi Berra’s quote, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That’s the way it seemed earlier in December when the planning commission considered a revised plat by developer Tony Neal for his 37-acre...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:11pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:11pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:10pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged an Anchor Point man with the theft of a Dodge Durango from an Anchorage parking lot in May. Troopers found the truck on May 12 after it had been abandoned in a car crash on Coleman Lantern Avenue in Anchor Point. Dylan C. Adkins, 24, is charged with first-degr...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:26pm
  • Homer Police said a man arrested on Sunday for stealing a Subaru Forester is a suspect in other recent burglaries and break-ins. Police charged Lucky Ackerman, 35, with first-degree vehicle theft, a felony, but other charges may be forthcoming for burglary and theft, said Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhn...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:23pm
  • In an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will close 55 motor-vehicle waste disposal wells across Alaska at state vehicle repair and maintenance facilities. Some wells are in groundwater-protection areas and pose a ri...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested on assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking party. Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces two counts of third-degree assault in the latest incident. Police said that on Nov. 11, Young hit on the...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:17pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters put out a fire in the historic Carl Nielsen automotive shop on Lake Street across from Ulmer’s. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. No one was in the building, said Fire Chief Bob Painter. The cause of the fire is under ...

    Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:03am

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