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  • A man in dark glasses and wearing a hoody entered South Peninsula Hospital on Tuesday carrying a “weapon” — a sign that said “This is a drill. I have a weapon. Please respond accordingly.”  Of course, it was not an actual weapon, and no one was injured in an exercise designed to test ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:49pm
  • With the Funny River fire now 60-percent contained, firefighting and support crews continue to be downsized. The fire size is now calculated to be 193,597 acres. Fire crews are being demobilized and released to other assignments in Alaska and the lower 48 states. Isolated smoke columns have been see...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:49pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Rumblings under Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano have diminished, but scientists are keeping an eye on the state’s most active volcano in case it sends up another ash cloud. The volcano sent an ash plume to 22,000 feet Monday, and it drifted east about 50 miles, prompting the Alaska Volcano...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:47pm
  • With 19 teams representing more than 100 individuals signed up and two new event chairs, the 2014 Relay for Life of Homer, an event supporting the American Cancer Society, is in its final stages of preparation before the annual event occurs June 13-14. Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel are co-chair...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:41pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault has been rescheduled. In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a new trial the week of Aug. 4 in Homer for Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 19. The trial had been set to start this...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:39pm
  • At first glance, the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Center looks just like any other building on the Homer Spit.  But what’s going on inside is a far cry from the restaurants, galleries and fishing charter businesses found on the Spit. For years, most of the oyster seed, or spat, for Alaska...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:33pm
  • At first glance, the idea of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail seems bizarre. Is that a long, skinny canal like in France? Do buoys bob in the bay showing the exact path a mariner would take to go from Bear Cove to Seldovia?...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:29pm
  •   ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities. The Yin Yuan was spotted by a Canadian aircraft h...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:24pm
  • BETHEL (AP) — The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. has begun employee layoffs that were announced in May. KYUK says corporation officials began notifying employees on Monday. Corporation officials have said 100 workers will be laid off and another 50 open positions will not be filled. Another 50 posit...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:23pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected as the 2013 504 Lender of the Year — Alaska region by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Evergreen Community Development Corp.  The SBA 504 loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing designed for small businesses and was est...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:22pm

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