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  • A preliminary hearing was continued on Friday, July 26, in the case of Zachary Fraley, the Homer High School student charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, for allegedly placing a bomb-like device at the high school that caused an evacuation of the school on May 16.  Judge...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:18pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police are calling the death of a Homer man “suspicious.”  Two people walking the Poopdeck Trail found the body of Mark Matthews, 61, about 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Matthews was lying on his back, police said in a press release. Hi...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:17pm
  • A 9-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Bishop’s Beach last Thursday is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Providence Hospital recovering from his injuries.  According to Homer Police, at about 3:45 p.m. Katie Brock, the mother of the boy, Anthony Brock, 9, reported him missing at Bishop...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited this week announced the latest results for its Cosmopolitan well site in lower Cook Inlet off Stariski Creek. According to a July 30 press release, the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence has drilled into two oil zones in the Tyonek formation totaling 86 feet betwee...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska’s two major in-state telecoms have joined forces. Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. and General Communication Inc. announced July 23 that they had combined their wireless infrastructure into the Alaska Wireless Network, or AWN. The AWN transaction closed shortly after the Federal Com...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Developers of a potential large copper and gold mine at the Pebble prospect say they are focused on completing their plan for the project and applying for permits by the end of the year. “It’s our top priority,” said Mike Heatwole, spokesman for the Pebble Limited Partnership, a joint-venture ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:12pm
  • New gas contracts are being signed with Southcentral electric utilities, alleviating concerns that there could be near-term gas shortages. Hilcorp Energy has concluded new gas contracts with two Southcentral Alaska utilities and negotiations are continuing with a third, Hilcorp and the utilities con...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:09pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:05pm
  • Tomatoes have started showing up at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  Even some artichokes and pumpkin. The summer is in full swing. But vegetables aren’t the only aspect of diversity at the Market.   The craft vendors never cease to impress me with their skill and diversity. Last weekend I ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:56am
  • Like many seniors whose expenses often include costly medications, Homer resident Kay Jones was on the lookout for cheaper alternatives when she saw an ad that promised significant savings. Those savings turned out to be a scam that fortunately did not cost her too dearly, but did result in the loss...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:55am

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