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  • With the 1-year anniversary coming up next month for the Sept. 8, 2012, teen drinking party incident in which two Homer brothers were arrested for sexual assault, Homer Judge Margaret Murphy last Friday expressed some impatience with the progress of the case.  Since being released on bail in Oc...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:11pm
  • Following a forensic examination and further investigation, Homer Police have ruled the death of Mark Matthews, 61, a homicide. Matthews was found dead about 10:15 p.m. July 28 by two people walking on the Poopdeck Trail, a path connecting Pioneer Avenue to Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street in downto...

    Tue, 08/06/2013 - 2:35pm
  • A pilot and five passengers walked away from a Cessna 206 plane crash on a bear viewing trip in the Katmai National Park area. No one was injured in the crash and all were taken back to Homer by another flight service. According to National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson, the...

    Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:37pm
  •   An electrical equipment failure shut down power from the Safeway grocery store on the Sterling Highway to the end of the Homer Spit on Monday afternoon. Power was out from about 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Related to the outage, Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins ordered an evacuation of the Fish Do...

    Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:00pm
  • A change of plea hearing scheduled for Monday in the case of Makai “Mike” Martushoff, 59, has been continued to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Homer Courthouse.  According to one of the alleged victims in the case, lawyer Michael Hough, Martushoff was scheduled to appear for a hearing in which a char...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:35pm
  • The Surfbird sinks off the Deep Water Dock on Saturday afternoon. A salvage crew was attempting to refloat the boat this week and tow it to the barge landing by Pier One Theatre, but as of Wednesday morning had not yet moved it to the beach. Divers plugged fuel tanks to prevent a spill, and the owne...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:34pm
  • Pilot cars, new pavement, new striping. Homer’s seen it all this summer. And it isn’t over yet.  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding an open house from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Cowles Council Chambers to provide information on seven upcoming projects in the Ho...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:26pm
  • If you ever wondered why an elected official voted this way or that, or were determined you could do a better job, here’s your chance. The Oct. 1 election for city and borough positions is just around the corner and candidate filing is getting underway. Homer Candidacy filing begi...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:24pm
  • Homer will go forward into the past with a redistricting plan passed last month by the Alaska Redistricting Board. Following an Alaska Supreme Court decision that the board redo the 2012 plan, the board last month approved new House and Senate districts and, if it wins court approval, will include t...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:23pm
  • On his visit to Homer last Thursday to be the host of the fifth Governor’s Family Picnic held in Alaska this summer, Gov. Sean Parnell stopped by the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club weekly noon meeting for a short speech and a lot of questions. “I like to spend a lot more time interacting with you than...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:09pm

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