Homer News

  • A Nikolaevsk man died from injuries in a single-car crash on the North Fork Road last Friday.  Ivola Usoltseff, 59, was pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital after being treated and transported there by Anchor Point Emergency Services medics. According to an Alaska State Trooper press rel...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:44pm
  • An East End Road man arrested for second-degree terroristic threatening has had the felony charge dismissed and was released on June 20.  Homer Judge Margaret Murphy ordered the charge against Joe Kuzmin, 38, dismissed because there was not a preliminary hearing held for him within 10 days of h...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:42pm
  • The State Medical Examiner positively identified Paul Baylink, 46, as the person killed in a Rainbow Court house fire on June 13, Homer Police announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy was done on June 17, but police have not received the report and do not know the cause of death, s...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:41pm
  • The board of directors of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has unanimously voted to oppose a proposed borough-wide bed tax. The chamber board’s decision follows last week’s forum, sponsored by the chamber to educate its members and the public on the tax. The decision came in time...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:20pm
  •  ANCHORAGE – Ravn Alaska, formerly Era Alaska, has announced the launch of a new website. The ongoing rebranding process is still under way, and the website reflects the company’s new identity and provides a more user-friendly browsing experience, according to a press release.  “We...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:30am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A state official says a tentative three-year agreement has been reached with the last of the unions representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers. Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said the state and Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association planned to go o...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:30am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A union representing about 150 clerical and operations workers at one of Alaska’s largest utilities has served notice it could call a strike by the end of the week. KTVA reports members of United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 made the official notificatio...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:30am
  • BETHEL (AP) — Donlin Gold and the Kuskokwim Corp. have agreed to terms on land-use rights for a proposed gold mine 120 miles upriver of Bethel. The price tag wasn’t disclosed. But the deal gives the Native corporation, which owns the surface estate, rights to some construction contracts and sets...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:29am
  • WASILLA — Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation June 20 aimed at simplifying vehicle registration for Alaskans with older cars. House Bill 19 gives individuals the option to permanently register their personal vehicles that are at least eight years old. It also gives personal trailer owners the opt...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:28am
  • Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 6.4 percent. Likewise, the national rate was stable at 6.3 percent for the month, according to the state Labor Department. The state’s adjusted rate, which works to account for seasonal employment swings, has hovered within a 0...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:27am

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