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  • The Board of Education approved a revised FY17 Operating budget at its Monday meeting, including a transfer of $655,072 from the general fund into the fund for student transportation....

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:29am
  • July 17 is the deadline to register to vote or update voter registration for the Aug. 16 primary election. To register or update registration, visit the Homer City Clerk’s Office or the Division of Motor Vehicles office. Forms also are available at the the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex. Register o...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:09pm
  • Two fishermen about 9 p.m. Tuesday rescued a San Diego couple who misjudged the tide while in sit-on-top kayaks. Dave Seaman in the Adelante, fishing with Don Pitcher, picked up the husband and wife and got them and their kayaks safely to the harbor....

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:08pm
  • The hospital at the end of the road: SPH celebrates 60 years of patient care Over the last 60 years, Homer’s South Peninsula Hospital has transformed from a little hospital at the end of the road that had trouble attracting doctors, to a modern facility with a staff of 400 employees. This year, a...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:21am
  • Bear injures woman on Kenai refuge trail A woman hiking alone Sunday on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s Lower Kenai River trail was bitten on the upper leg by a brown bear. The woman was hiking with her two dogs when she saw the bear about 20 feet ahead of her in a riverside area of tall gra...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:12am
  • A Cessna 206 float plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Halibut Cove hit the water between the Danny J tour boat and the south shore. Piloted by Alaska Dispatch News owner Alice Rogoff, the plane clipped a tree on the east side of the small community located on Ismailof Island....

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:07am
  • A longtime environmental educator who taught everyone from children to seniors, and everywhere from outdoors to the classroom, has been honored with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Jerry Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. Carmen Field, 53, who died May 31, 2016, received w...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:04am
  • Fire severely damages Fireweed Avenue home An early evening fire last Saturday severely damaged a Fireweed Avenue off East Hill Road. According to Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Painter, HVFD received a page about 7:30 p.m. July 2. When firefighters responded the fire was fully involve...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:58am
  • An ATV crash and rollover injured two boys about 7 p.m. on July 4 at Bishop’s Beach. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the boys ages 9 and 14 had been riding their ATV about a quarter-mile up from the beach parking lot and west of Ocean Shores Motel. Homer Volunteer Fire Department staff and volun...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:02pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:   Native-born Australian Steven Page crossed the Spit Run’s finish line first, though he only decided to run the race the night before. Page, 24, was backpacking around Alaska and arrived in Homer the day before the event. “I was walking around the docks the ...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 1:48pm

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