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  • One, two, three, four… Step after step. Step after step. Thousands of steps are adding up into millions of steps  all in one tiny town across Kachemak Bay. Despite the odd spring weather, the roads and beaches of Seldovia have had a little extra traffic — not from vehicles, but pedestrians....

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:25am
  • As spring bursts around the state, Alaskans note the changing of the season in many ways. Sandhill cranes arrive. The first float plane lands on Beluga Lake. Crocuses pop up. Earlier this month, for some local agricultural producers, the buzz — pun very much intended — was all about the tiniest ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:59pm
  • Jury selection stalled this week for the trial of DeMarqus Green as the court ran out of qualified jurors. Green, 23, of Anchorage faces charges of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the death of Demian Sagerser. He also has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and first-d...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Alaska State Troopers have recovered the body of a Seldovia fisherman reported missing while on a boating trip from Jakalof Bay to Seldovia Monday afternoon. Searchers found Robert Purpura, 68, about a mile north of McDonald Spit in Kachemak Bay sometime after 7 p.m. April 27....

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:49pm
  • Just nine days after a mudslide took out part of Kachemak Drive on the west end, repairs have been made and the road reopened Tuesday night. The fixed section of road still needs to be paved, with some flagging and one-lane traffic, but the road won’t be closed further. Kevin Jones, the local mana...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:47pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers say they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said the House Judiciary Committee, which she chairs, will work on a bill that would update state crime laws to reflect marijuana legalization, including a discussion o...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:59am
  • Homer Animal Friends needs a volunteer staff to spend a few hours at our new store. Donations of gently used towels and a ladder also needed.  Contact: 235-SPAY (7729)    Homer Community Food Pantry needs ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:36am
  • A retired Atlanta, Ga., firefighter has been hired to replace outgoing Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Jim Dycus.  Al Terry, former captain with the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, will start on May 18. Dycus, also a former Atlanta firefighter, resigned March 27 a...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:02am
  • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge announces Kara Zwickey has been hired as as the new visitor center manager at the refuge’s headquarters, Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.  She replaces Marianne Aplin, who was promoted to visitor services supervisor for the refuge.  Zwicke...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:02am
  • Homer News staff took home 10 2015 Alaska Press Club Awards at a banquet last Saturday held in Anchorage. The awards are for work done in 2014. Former Homer News reporter McKibben Jackinsky retired with distinction with six awards, including first-place awards for education and business reporting. J...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:59am

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