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  • Smoke affects all of southcentral Alaska; Funny River Trail fire grows to 67,000 acres  ...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:21pm
  • What would make Homer healthier? That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members last Friday, but the focus of the meeting was much more specific. “The purpose (of the meeting) is to help identify the leading issue we as a c...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:10am
  • Homer Police last Saturday arrested an Anchorage man suspected of stealing liquor from Safeway and Save-U-More after he returned to Save-U-More and allegedly put his arm around a woman and tried to kiss her. Police charged William Helenberg, 38, with harassment and two counts of fourth-degree theft....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:53am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week seized 1.15 ounces of heroin with an estimated street value of $19,000 in an arrest last week of an Anchor Point man and a Homer woman. Troopers also found $2,500 in cash, prescription drugs and paraphernalia relating to dealing after serving a search warrant on the w...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:53am
  • A 43-year-old Anchor Point man survived a gunshot wound to his head after negligently handling a .22 long rifle — and then didn’t get treatment for five days until his girlfriend persuaded him to go to the South Peninsula Hospital emergency room. James Doppler was treated and released from the h...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:22am
  • JUNEAU — A borough that sued the state over public school funding says municipalities are “coerced” into contributing to local districts, but Alaska compares it to other programs requiring local matches for state dollars....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:16am
  • The wildfire in Tyonek spread to 350 acres as of Tuesday morning but fire crews made progress in building a fire line on the flank close to the village as the wind-driven fire has moved west away from the threatened subdivision, according to the the Alaska Wildland Fire Information. Sarah Saarloos, ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:07am
  • Whether you plan on camping over the weekend, celebrating with the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday or attending memorial services on Monday, don’t forget where Memorial Day gets its name. “Let’s remember why we have this opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, the parks, that’s the important par...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:09pm
  • It’s all down to what Public Works Director Carey Meyer calls “the icing on the cake” — the final items on the city’s punch list for the 11,000-foot extension of the Homer Spit Trail.  The trail itself was paved earlier this month, just in time for passengers of the first cruise ship,...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:07pm
  • As the Funny River Horse Trail fire raged about 50 miles north of Homer, a long plume of smoke extending out into the Gulf of Alaska blanketed Kachemak Bay earlier this week.  On Wednesday morning, two days after the fire started, the fire had grown to 20,000 acres and burned 10 miles through d...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:04pm

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