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  • A passel of puppies: What’s not to love? These 9-week-old red heeler/cocker spaniel mix pups are playful, fun and ready for a loving home.     To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:13am
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:37pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes. Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second with 531 ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:34pm
  • 12:30 p.m. update The Coast Guard and the state Division of Oil and Gas are reporting that the fire on Hilcorp’s Baker platform is under control. “Last I heard, the fire was still being fought, but it is basically smoldering at this point,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st C...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:22pm
  • The municipal election is just around the corner, Tuesday, to be exact. However, for those who anticipate not being available to get to the polls Tuesday, absentee voting began Sept. 22. In Homer, city residents and Kenai Peninsula Borough residents living inside the city can cast absentee ballots i...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Illegal camping, late-night partying, reckless driving, drug dealing and trash on Bishop’s Beach: It all adds up to a trend that worries Old Town business and home owners. With the growing popularity of Bishop’s Beach has come some abuse that could change the character of the beach....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:09pm
  • The sounds of friendly pickleball competition fill the air inside the gym that is part of the HERC, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. Laughter, the slap of shoes on the gym floor, the pop of balls on paddles. Three games are in progress, four people each game, more sitting on the sidelines...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Homer Electric Association has announced a planned outage in the Lakeshore Drive/Ocean Drive/Bay Avenue area of Homer on Friday, beginning around 10 p.m. The outage is not expected to last longer than 6 a.m. Saturday. The outage is necessary to safely change a power pole at the intersection of Ocean...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, holds a Town Hall meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Middle School Library, his campaign staff announced this week. Begich is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate against Republican Party candidate Dan Sullivan, a former Alaska Department of Natural Resour...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:04pm
  • An Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist has been charged with two violations related to a moose hunt last August. Jason Herreman, 33, was charged with taking moose using illegal methods or means and unlawful possession of game, both minor offenses. Herreman is the area biologist for the Home...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:04pm

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