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  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Sign up. That’s the message Susan Yeager, Alaska director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, delivered to lower Kenai Peninsula veterans during a September talk for the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club.  Fill out the VA’s form 101...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:02pm
  • Veterans Day may have been a holiday for some, but not for state Elections workers, who continued to count early and absentee ballots cast in the Nov. 4 general election. By day’s end, the independent team of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott still lead Gov. Sean Parnell and his running mate, Dan Sull...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:57pm
  • Editor's Note:  Last week, the Homer News looked at erosion affecting residents of Judy Rebecca Court in the Baycrest Subdivision. This week, the causes of erosion throughout Homer and its possible impacts are explored. ***...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:55pm
  • Homer Veterans Day ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue.  A parade then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Main Street, south on Main Street to the Sterling Highway, and then east on the highway to th...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:34am
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    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:02am
  • More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded guilty to manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of Kathleen Benz, then 25. At a hearing Oct. 30 at Kenai Superior Court, Alfred Jones, 51, entered guilty pleas for...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:42am
  • Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because travel was harder — there weren’t as many roads in the late 1930s — some would meet in d...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:38am
  • A Homer man injured in a Diamond Ridge house fire on Oct. 29 has been released from a Seattle hospital and is recovering at the home of his son in Kansas. According to Melinda Taylor, a neighbor and friend of Keith Kohler, the man who lost his home at the corner of Diamond Ridge Road and Stratus Roa...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:09pm
  • Since May, Gee Denton and her neighbors, Scott and Carolyn VanZant, have battled to save their Baycrest Subdivision homes from the ravages of erosion. The sensitivity of these hillside properties, located on the Kachemak Bay side of the Sterling Highway as it climbs to the top of Baycrest Hill, is w...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2015, and Ballot Measure 4...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:02pm

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