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  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from LFS Inc. After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Who genuinely wants to be in an ambulance? When one is necessary, however, having the most reliable form of medical transport is critical, especially for rural communities. “This is a mobile emergency room,” said Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter. “No one wants to break down o...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:28pm
  • With a deadline of last Thursday for proposed bidders on the Homer Animal Shelter to do a tour of the city facility, one name isn’t on the list: Sherry Bess, the current animal control officer and the woman who has run the shelter for the past 26 years. In an email to the Homer News, Bess said she...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:25pm
  • A Monday morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the d...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:42pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Homer Flex Sept. 5: No school Sept. 8-9: Bunnell Street Arts Project, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 14: Early release, 1:30 p.m.   Homer High School Sept. 1: Deadline to sign up for SAT Sept. 2: We Bleed Blue and Gold Night: C-team, JV, and varsi...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:04pm
  • Now that the 2016 legislative session is over, Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner has had to implement the budget reductions he had planned for both the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years in 2017. The current 2016-17 school year at KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer has not been significantly im...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:04pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers seek information on the person or persons who abandoned a personal-use set net at Neptune Bay in Kachemak Bay this month. On Aug. 28, a woman who returned to her cabin found a set net anchored to a tree on her lot. The net caught 79 fish and a river otter, all of them dead a...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:29pm
  • Sometime in October, Homer Electric Association members will receive a ballot in their monthly electric bills with a simple question: Shall Homer Electric Association Inc. be exempt from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska? A “yes” vote means a member supports deregulation or what ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:29pm
  • Issues around health-care delivery, cost and quality are frequent topics of discussion in our community, yet many people living in the area may not be aware that SVT Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or know what this designation means....

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:36pm
  • I’m just going to brag. The Homer Farmers Market is the best. I certainly haven’t been to many other markets around, but I guess others think so, too, since it gets so much attention. The Daily Meal ranks the best farmers markets in America annually. This year Homer Farmers Market made that list...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:36pm

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