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  • A short section of Kachemak Drive will be closed to through traffic from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The Alaska Department of Transportation will be repairing a stretch of road along Kachemak Drive on the west end about a half-mile from the Homer Spit intersection. Work will continue on Sept. 4 wit...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:43am
  • Striking Enstar Natural Gas worker Wally Jacks waves at cars as fellow striker Geoff Decter sits in a chair behind him on Aug. 14. Members of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, the strikers set up a picket line in front of the Enstar offices on the Sterling Highway....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:39am
  • An Anchorage man and reality TV star has pleaded not guilty to first-degree auto theft and driving under the influence in an Aug. 4 incident in which Alaska State Troopers found the man pinned under a crashed car that turned out to have been stolen from Homer. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:28am
  • The Homer City Council reviewed the city’s 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, CIP, at the council’s work session on Monday. The next step is for the public to weigh in at a public hearing at the council’s Sept. 8 regular meeting. “Last year we went through a fairly exhaustive process on how...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Runners, walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers are making good use of the recently extended Spit Trail. Walls of the new harbormaster’s office are going up. Now, a project is about to kick off within the harbor itself. “By this time next year, wow, the harbor will have a whole different look,”...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • At a big party on Aug. 14, three civic entities that form the backbone of the Kenai Peninsula celebrated 50 years: the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Kenai Peninsula College.  Held at KPC’s Kenai River Campus, the event included a barbecue, release of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
  • In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind. Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:54pm
  • The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home. In a press release on Aug. 7, Homer Police said the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am
  • Alaska State Troopers earlier this month cited a Kenai Peninsula Borough temporary employee for texting while driving a borough truck. In a criminal complaint, Sgt. Jeremy Stone of the Anchor Point Post alleged that the driver, Brian Burns, 43, of Soldotna, drove a white Chevrolet box truck register...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:29am
  • The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning. The boat, a 23-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser, lost power about 5 miles west of Point Pogibshi and about 20 miles southw...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27am

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