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  • A Homer assisted living home that appeared likely to close after some residents lost Medicaid waivers now will remain open at least several months. In a related case, a senior who had an appeal hearing scheduled for Tuesday got an extension to May and won’t face losing her benefits until then, if ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:16pm
  • Update: This article has been updated with a note at the end of the article noting that tilapia fish are illegal to grow in Alaska. In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aq...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The public is invited to the Cabin Fever Variety Show, an annual fundraising event for the Anchor Point Public Library.  It will be held at the Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7 general; $5 for 12 and under, 55 and over; $15 family....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:38pm
  • An anticipated faceoff between a Wolf and a defense lawyer took center stage during two hours of public testimony at the Jan. 20 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. A large audience that included members of the Kenai Community Cannabis Coalition and residents, mostly from the outlining areas o...

    Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:21am
  • The Kachemak Emergency Services has opened a second, permanent fire station on the west side of its service area on Diamond Ridge Road. An open house for the new station is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at its location at 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. KES moved equipment into the four-bay station just before...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:01am
  • The City Manager Selection Committee plans to select a batch of semi-finalists for Homer’s new city manager by a Feb. 2 special meeting of the Homer City Council. The full council will interview telephonically the candidates starting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. In a meeting o...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:04pm
  • After a one-day, non-jury trial, Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy on Jan. 9 found an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist not guilty of taking moose using illegal methods or means and unlawful possession of game, both minor offenses. Jason Herreman, 33, had earlier pleaded not guil...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:03pm
  • With the Homer City Council’s blessing to proceed until the project is completed, the Public Safety Building Review Committee met Monday and authorized consultants to proceed with a site survey and test bores of the selected location at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue, the cu...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02pm
  • Hold a spaghetti feed and auction benefit and you just never know what will happen.  In the case of Sunday’s event benefitting Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point, and her family, organizer Kayla Tennison said it was more successful than anticipated. The event, plus donation cans around t...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:01pm
  • In the continuum of care for Homer’s senior population, a group in the middle not sick enough to require full nursing care but not well enough to live independently has fallen victim to what some say is a change in how the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reviews Medicaid Choice wai...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:58pm

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