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  • Seven days and 16 hours after they left Key West, Fla., the first riders finished the 2014 Hoka Hey Challenge. Jeff Kohn of Florida and George Jackman of Idaho crossed under the finish line banner near the end of the Homer Spit at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, said finish line coordinator Annie Malloy....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Author and scientist Dr. David Montgomery will speak at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual “Splash Bash,” a free, public event with food, music and information celebrating clean water and healthy salmon, and recognizing Inletkeeper’s members and supporters.  The bash will be held at Bishops...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:33pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault remains scheduled for Monday, but a hearing late Wednesday after press time could change that.  In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anth...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room needs volunteers to help with the Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10; bean bag chairs; DVD movies (appropriate for teens); gravel to even out areas in parking lots; electrician help; plastic storage totes with lids; individually wr...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • A year after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, Homer’s only unsolved murder remains a priority for Homer Police, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said Tuesday.  Two people walking on the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue found the body of Mark Matthews...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Walk down a trail from the Homer Public Library to the Poopdeck Trail, and with brush in full leaf at high summer, the trail turns into a green tunnel. Alder, fireweed, grass and elderberry bushes choke the gravel path. At clearings along the trail, people hang around smoking and drinking. Beer and ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon is once again a hot spot on the Spit. Nearby cleaning tables, complete with running water, are equally busy as fishermen from the lagoon, known as the Fish...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Roan Hall, 16, of Chugiak, has become the first recipient of the Peter Larson Memorial Scholarship. Hall was awarded the $1,000 grant by Flo Larson and met with her at Finn’s Pizza on Monday. The funds will help support a year living and studying in Steinkjer, Norway, as an AFS exchange student....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:05pm
  • In spite of Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet’s decision in Castner vs. the city of Homer, condominium owners within the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District will have to wait awhile before the city decides how individual condos will be assessed....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:43pm
  • From swapping plant starts in the springtime to sharing ripe produce in the fall, gardens inspire an attitude of giving. This spring, Homer’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church joined a growing local trend of gardening for those in need.  Father Robert Leising is one of three priests who se...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:40pm

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