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  • Icicle Seafoods crew on Tuesday unload an 88-inch halibut from the Dangerous Cape, a commercial halibut-fishing boat owned by Eric Velsko, John Velsko and Nick Downs. The boat’s catch also included a 91-inch flatfish. According to a halibut length-weight chart created by the International Pacific ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Despite a dry summer, area farmers’ fields are lush with green crops. Bob Durr’s farm in Nikolaevsk is bursting with radishes, peas, zucchinis, beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, purple and lime green cauliflower, romanesco, cucumbers, potatoes and more, mostly in rows more than 100 feet long....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:41pm
  • This is the best time of the year for visiting farms and gardens. Last weekend’s Homer Garden Club garden tours had more than 300 visitors. With everything growing, it’s hard to resist a peek....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:24pm
  • Make that one more delay for the M/V Tustumena, the 49-year-old, 296-foot vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System that provides service between Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak Island communities. Between April and October, the Tustumena also makes stops at Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Fal...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:22pm
  • Following a forensic examination and further investigation, Homer Police have ruled the death of Mark Matthews, 61, a homicide. Matthews was found dead about 10:15 p.m. July 28 by two people walking on the Poopdeck Trail, a path connecting Pioneer Avenue to Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street in downto...

    Tue, 08/06/2013 - 2:35pm
  • A pilot and five passengers walked away from a Cessna 206 plane crash on a bear viewing trip in the Katmai National Park area. No one was injured in the crash and all were taken back to Homer by another flight service. According to National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson, the...

    Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:37pm
  •   An electrical equipment failure shut down power from the Safeway grocery store on the Sterling Highway to the end of the Homer Spit on Monday afternoon. Power was out from about 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Related to the outage, Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins ordered an evacuation of the Fish Do...

    Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:00pm
  • A change of plea hearing scheduled for Monday in the case of Makai “Mike” Martushoff, 59, has been continued to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Homer Courthouse.  According to one of the alleged victims in the case, lawyer Michael Hough, Martushoff was scheduled to appear for a hearing in which a char...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:35pm
  • The Surfbird sinks off the Deep Water Dock on Saturday afternoon. A salvage crew was attempting to refloat the boat this week and tow it to the barge landing by Pier One Theatre, but as of Wednesday morning had not yet moved it to the beach. Divers plugged fuel tanks to prevent a spill, and the owne...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:34pm
  • Pilot cars, new pavement, new striping. Homer’s seen it all this summer. And it isn’t over yet.  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding an open house from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Cowles Council Chambers to provide information on seven upcoming projects in the Ho...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:26pm

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