• Surveillance video and a chance encounter with a man sleeping in a stairwell at the Kachemak Center led to the arrest of that man, Patrick B. Jensen, 29, of Cordova, on charges of second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, both felonies.  Homer Police allege Jensen broke into Homer Electri...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:06am
  • Why hasn’t the killer of Mark Matthews been brought to justice? Two years after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, that’s a question Matthews’ brother asked. “Those cops, they’ve got that place wired. They have to know who did this,” Mike Kohel, one of three siblin...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:05am
  • Traditional veterans organizations like the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars have long advocated for U.S. military veterans and their families. This month, two events seek to expand the network to veterans beyond traditional organizations....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:00am
  • A man upset that he’d been sold a defective phone card allegedly knocked over displays and threatened to shoot Safeway employees in an incident the morning of Aug. 6. Homer police arrested Steavin R. Martin, 30, on second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal mischief...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:54am
  • A Discovery Channel reality TV star facing a charge of using a helicopter in a bear hunt suffered injuries from a fall about 6 a.m. Monday morning at Otter Cove in Kachemak Bay.  Atz Lee Kilcher, 38, had to be medevaced by LifeMed helicopter from the scene to a hospital, Alaska State Troopers s...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:41am
  • In his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” philosopher Garrett Hardin posed a dilemma. When someone uses a commonly held resource, it’s in the individual’s best interest to maximize use of that resource, what he called “the commons.” Yet when they do, a tragedy happens: the commons...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:37am
  • A few years ago, the late artist Gaye Wolfe organized ARTrageous August, an end-of-the summer celebration of art. While Homer no longer has a formal August art celebration, Wolfe’s spirit and idea lives on anyway with an ad-hoc occurrence of outrageous art this weekend, including Jazz is Back, Kar...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:11am
  • Next Monday at its 6 p.m. regular meeting, the Homer City Council will go from placid tidepools to heavy surf when it considers an ordinance to be introduced by council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds regulating motorized vehicle access to Bishop’s Beach and the Homer Spit....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:43am
  • An Alaska Air Guard Guardian Angel team early on July 28 rescued two hikers lost near China Poot Lake on the south shore of Kachemak Bay. An Air Guard Pavehawk helicopter took Patrick King, 57, of Kenai, and Victoria Baldasarre, 55, of Amherst, N.H., to the Homer Airport. Both were uninjured. The hi...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:40am
  • Candidate filing periods opened this week for Homer City Council seats and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, Board of Education and service area boards.  The Homer filing period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 17; the borough filing period ends at noon Aug. 17....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:40am

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