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  • With the biggest team they’ve ever had — 33 going to tournaments — the Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team is headed to Anchorage’s East High School for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday. “We’ve been very successful, not just in competition, but also in funct...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle Jan. 8 following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, was at the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, but was released Jan. 12, a medical center spokesperson said.  Adams is getting outpatient care fr...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police about 8 p.m. on Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Empty desks at school and work, people hacking and coughing at medical clinics, and a run on cough syrup, tissues and pain relievers are all signs of the season — the flu season, that is. Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Epidemiology, released its latest ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:15pm
  • A gray-capped rosy finch feeds at a bird feeder on Diamond Ridge last Saturday. The blue behind it is a tarp on a woodshed. The finch was part of a large flock of about 100 feeding in the area. Rosy finches were one of 54 species counted last month during the annual Homer Christmas Bird Count....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:13pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council on Monday introduced an ordinance that would ask voters again if they want to repeal a seasonal exemption on sales taxes for nonprepared foods. ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Isn't it fun living in a small town? You may have heard by now the rumors around town that there will be a fire-breathing dragon at the Homer Winter Carnival opening ceremonies. Lol. Not true. Well, sort of true. You'll have to come to Karen Hornaday Park Friday night — that’s Feb. 7 — to find...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Despite an interruption from nature, construction for the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna is on schedule with the completion date set for the end of September. A bald eagle nesting in the project area halted construction on the building for 45 days late last ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:52pm
  • JUNEAU — The group behind an effort to repeal Alaska’s oil tax law raised about $34,000 during the last three months of 2013. Vote Yes-Repeal the Giveaway ended the year with nearly $23,000 on hand. For the campaign so far, the group reported raising more than $100,000, according to its latest f...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:51pm
  • With the approval of two different applications required for the Central Peninsula Hospital expansion plan last week, the project is moving forward. The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services approved CPH’s Certificate of Need on Jan. 8 giving it the OK to build the 87,981-square...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:50pm

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