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  • A man upset that he’d been sold a defective phone card allegedly knocked over displays and threatened to shoot Safeway employees in an incident the morning of Aug. 6. Homer police arrested Steavin R. Martin, 30, on second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal mischief...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:54am
  • Two fishermen in Seldovia at about 8:30 a.m. last Saturday reported finding a body on Backer’s Island, a small island at the mouth of Seldovia Slough. ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:53am
  • In this climate-changed world, there are reasons to get sentimental about ice. It is old, for one. Our local sheet — the Harding Icefield — was formed more than 23,000 years ago. And it is disappearing. But it’s not ice George Tyrer feels nostalgic about. It is the 32-year-old ice-making machi...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:48am
  • A Discovery Channel reality TV star facing a charge of using a helicopter in a bear hunt suffered injuries from a fall about 6 a.m. Monday morning at Otter Cove in Kachemak Bay.  Atz Lee Kilcher, 38, had to be medevaced by LifeMed helicopter from the scene to a hospital, Alaska State Troopers s...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:41am
  • In his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” philosopher Garrett Hardin posed a dilemma. When someone uses a commonly held resource, it’s in the individual’s best interest to maximize use of that resource, what he called “the commons.” Yet when they do, a tragedy happens: the commons...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:37am
  • What do you get when you mix 15 teenage girls, a church camping trip and a hot, muggy day?  Girl power is what you get, and a lot of it. It was supposed to rain all day on June 4 in Seldovia, when 15 girls began the long trek from their campsite to the road where they would be caravanned to the...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:53am
  • Superintendent’s Welcome Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! Our district is very excited to have all our students, staff and parents back in school. We have had a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year, and are now able to implement many blended le...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:48am
  • Wells Fargo names  Martin its Alaska  volunteer of the year Wells Fargo has named Homer business relationship manager Cinda Martin as its Alaska Volunteer of the Year for 2015. Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to the Homer Community Food Pan...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:43am
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co., the parent company of the Homer News. The appointment was announced Aug. 1 by his father, William S. (Billy) Morris III, 80, and is effective immediately. Will Morris succe...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:41am
  • Alaska veterans and active service members have a new option for seeking treatment of the invisible scars inflicted by combat. Taya Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle, helped dedicate the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage July 28....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:40am

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