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  • Voters and taxes dominated a nearly four-hour Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night. While the assembly postponed its vote on an ordinance that would require borough elections to be held by mail, it did narrowly pass an ordinance to change the 60 percent voter approval requirement t...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Dan Sullivan visits Homer today. A candidate running for the Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, who is running for re-election, Sullivan visits at these times and places: • 3-4 p.m. today, Kachemak Board of Realtors meet and greet; Homer Elks Lodge;...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • Halibut Cove residents on Monday had to tie up and restrain a man Alaska State Troopers said was having “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic break down.”  At about 1 p.m. June 16 troopers received multiple 911 calls from Halibut Cover residents regarding the erratic behavior of a 3...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • In a recent Huffington Post article by Carly Ledbetter titled “8 Quirky Spots Where You’re Free To Be You And Me,” Homer was listed first, and there’s no better time for Homer to show its true tie-dye colors than during summer solstice. ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:56pm
  • Four years after he won the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate only to lose in a historic general election write-in campaign to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowksi, Joe Miller once again is stumping for his party’s nomination to run for the U.S Senate, this time for the seat held by Sen. Mark B...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:52pm
  • The State Medical Examiner has not yet positively identified the adult killed in a house fire last Friday. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl on Wednesday said an autopsy was done Tuesday, but a comparison of dental records still needs to be done to verify the victim’s identity.  Robl said the fami...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:50pm
  • If weather can predict election outcomes, Saturday’s sunshine bodes well for Ballot Measure 1, which seeks to repeal the state’s oil and gas tax structure as established in Senate Bill 21 and approved by the Legislature in 2013. “The turnout today is phenomenal. The weather is phenomenal. Whoe...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:45pm
  • One person died in a house fire in downtown Homer this morning. When firefighters arrived, the home on Rainbow Court was fully engulfed in flames. Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor tried to get in to save the home’s single occupant, but was unsuccessful. Firefighters also were unable to save...

    Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:58pm
  • Fire crews in about an hour contained a 1-acre wildfire that started Wednesday in a yard close to a home in the village of Nikolaevsk, 10 miles east of Anchor Point. Andy Alexandrou, a spokesperson with the Alaska Division of Forestry, said a quick response from 19 firefighters with the Anchor Point...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:12pm
  • News of a family of four missing from their north Kenai residence for nearly two weeks has been unsettling for residents who described the neighborhood as quiet with transient people who don’t live in the area long. “We don’t know everybody in our building much less buildings down the street,...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:42am

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