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  • Because of high temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Southcentral Alaska, including the western Kenai Peninsula. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are imminent or occurring now or will ...

    Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:58pm
  • In a press release this morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that because of a strong number of king salmon returning to the Anchor River, it is lifting restrictions previously placed on king salmon fishing in the Anchor River and nearby marine waters....

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:35pm
  • A drug prescribed to treat the symptoms of opiate withdrawal has started showing up in court reports as being abused. In two separate incidents late last month, Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers charged two people with crimes suspected to be related to abuse of Suboxone, the brand name of bupre...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:04am
  • An Anchorage man collapsed and later died on May 23 at a Ninilchik campground. According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, at about 9:20 p.m. troopers received a report that Henry Baldwin, 77, had collapsed and needed medical assistance. Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services medics responded...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:02am
  • For Sen. Lisa Murkowski, there aren’t many topics hotter than the Arctic these days, especially as the U.S. steps into the chairmanship role of the Arctic Council this year. Alaska’s senior senator spoke last week about why discussing Arctic issues should be a nationwide priority. The Arctic Cou...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:58am
  • ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a federal appeals court decision that said coal falling into Resurrection Bay from the Alaska Railroad’s loading system in Seward violates the federal Clean Water Act....

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:56am
  • Because of issues with vehicle access to the Homer Middle School track, Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society fundraising and awareness event, has been moved to West Homer Elementary School.  The time and date have not changed. Relay for Life starts with opening ceremonies and a survivors...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:45am
  • After issuing a wanted poster on Monday for a Homer man charged in a June 4 Ninilchik Beach robbery, Alaska State Troopers have not yet caught Clarence S. Hock, 23. Troopers have arrested another man wanted in the robbery, Sean Carpenter, 25. Troopers apprehended Carpenter on Saturday at his Homer h...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:44am
  • About 100 people on land and sea last Friday afternoon protested the upcoming Northern Edge 2015, a joint military exercise running June 15-26 in the Gulf of Alaska. A flotilla of about a dozen boats from big seiners to a man in a kayak cruised off the Homer Spit while an enthusiastic group on shore...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:42am
  • People come to Homer every year to have some kind of vacation adventure. There is always something for the adventurous down at the Homer Farmers Market.  If you are an adventurous grower, go ahead and try some okra, pepper or tomatillo, even watermelon or cantaloupe starts for your greenhouse. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:38am

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