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  • After time ran out on a court rule requiring either a preliminary hearing to be held or a grand jury make an indictment, three felony charges have been dismissed against Dellna Vanbuskirk, a Homer man Homer Police alleged robbed at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station in January, taking cash a...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:46pm
  • A volunteer trained in disentangling whales and a National Oceanic and Atmoshpheric Administration law enforcement officer freed a juvenile humpback whale last week after it got tangled up in line and a buoy. It took about three hours for Josh Tobin, the volunteer, and Kasey Mayhew, the officer, to ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:46pm
  • Editor’s note: The story has been updated to clarify why the citizen group did not turn in signatures. A citizen group seeking to ban by a vote commercial cannabis in Homer failed to deliver petition booklets by the June 23 deadline. On March 25, petitioners seeking to prohibit by local o...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:43pm
  • From police patrol cars to possibly a new station, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday night meeting offered some relief to the Homer Police Department. A low-ticket item was $65,000 for two used Fords, but topping the list was up to $12 million in bonds to build a new police station....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:42pm
  • David Stammen of Sidney, Ohio reeled in his first halibut aboard a Homer Ocean Charter boat on Tuesday, June 21 — followed by 12 more over the course of his fishing trip on Tuesday and Thursday, June 23. “It was amazing, other than the fact that you’re just about falling off the boat,” David...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:42pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski paid a visit to Homer on Saturday, June 25, where she visited the Homer Farmers Market, talked with locals, and chowed down on a local favorite — Alibi’s halibut taco — in the early afternoon. Murkowski stopped in Homer on her way to the BlueCrest Energy’s ceremonial open...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:42pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, the Alaska governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state’s oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout. Gov. Bill Walker had said recently that all budget-cutt...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:05pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet is finally whole again. Walker introduced Anchorage attorney Jahna Lindemuth as Alaska’s new attorney general at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Lindemuth replaces former Attorney General Craig Richards who resigned abruptly June 23 citing personal reasons. Walke...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:44pm
  • After the state issued its first marijuana growing permits on June 9 and 10, nine local cultivators were approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Many expect to have crops ready by the end of the year....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:30pm
  • I just so happened to be in Glennallen last week and stumbled upon their Wednesday Farmers Market. I get all giddy when I see homegrown vegetables, I’m funny that way, so my husband and I had to start up a conversation with the one vendor who had veggies....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:44pm

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