Staff report

  • An early morning fire on Nov. 24, in the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion due to rags in a garbage can, according to a Nov. 26 press release issued by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  There were no injuries; the fire was...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:44pm
  • An outage at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday cut power to 16,000 Homer Electric Association meters and affected members from south Kachemak Bay to Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. HEA engineers fully restored power to all customers by 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19....

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:42pm
  • Five years since the premiere of “Puffin Bay,” Homer filmmaker Brian Smith is taking on a new feature film, “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a fictional telling of the life of a small town animal shelter and the changes it experiences. “I’m excited about doing an animal shelter character ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:20am
  • Homer Veterans Day ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue.  A parade then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Main Street, south on Main Street to the Sterling Highway, and then east on the highway to th...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34am
  • Two hundred nineteen athletes from across the Kenai Peninsula, the state and the country took to the pavement Sunday for the Kenai River Marathon, the half marathon, relay and 5k races on Sunday. Peter Svenning of Palm City, Fla., won the marathon in a time of 3 hours, 29 minutes and two seconds. Wh...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:55am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is changing the way schools respond to armed intruders through training in ALICE, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, the school district announced in a press release issued Monday. Training and collaboration between law enforcement and school prin...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:33am
  • The Homer Garden Club will sponsor its eighth annual Gardeners’ Weekend on Aug. 2-3. The weekend’s activities include: Aug. 2: Two presentations by Debra Prizing, a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based president of the Garden Writers Association, award-winning author and proponent of ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:14pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers earlier this month charged three Wasilla fishermen with taking an overlimit of 32 halibut on a July 3 fishing trip out of Anchor Point.  Vasilie Martosheff, 32, Iakov Ivanov, 29, and Nekolay Malahoff, 44, all face charges of taking an overlimit of halibut and violating ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Homer Physical Therapy introduces its newest staff member — Maggie Goedeke.  Originally from Kansas, Goedeke is a graduate of Wichita State University’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. She also has a bachelor of fine arts in music theatre from Wichita State University. She also has d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will  represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. She is one of 18 chefs from throughout the United States competing for the crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:12pm

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