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  • Tourists this season could bring more than money to the area. With a high number of measles outbreaks in the Lower 48 from Jan. 1 to June 6, Kenai Public Health Center Nurse Manager Charlie Barrows said Alaskans should be aware of the virus, especially during the summer travel season. “We don’t ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:31am
  • With June 2 the deadline to file as a political party candidate for the Aug. 19 primary election, and with redistricting drawing new election district boundaries, some communities have moved from one district to another. The ballot also will be a mix of familiar, as well as some unfamiliar names.&nb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:30am
  • With the KBBI Public Radio broadcast off, most visitors gone and the Homer City Council adjourned, few might have noticed a post-meeting session. As Mayor Beth Wythe closed the regular meeting, she reminded council members to meet upstairs in the conference room. “What meeting?” Wythe was asked....

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:29am
  • By DAN BALMER MORRIS NEWS SERVICE Alaska State Troopers stumbled upon  a marijuana grow house during an investigation of a separate incident in Kasilof last month. While troopers attempted to locate a wanted person at a residence, they detected the odor of marijuana co...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:28am
  • The Alaska Division of Forestry reported that as of noon Tuesday, the Funny River Fire’s growth remains minimal with smoldering in areas along the Kenai river near Torpedo Lake and along the fire’s eastern flank. Fire resources are continuing to monitor the fire, mop up and repair suppression im...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:10am
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies marks the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center’s opening for the season with a community potluck and celebration at the center from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday. The center is located at 1.5 mile East Skyline Drive. For more information, call CACS at 235-6667. ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:09am
  • Friends and family of Isavra Basargin, 16, are holding bake sales on Saturday to purchase a $60,000 handicap-accessible van. The bake sales will be held at multiple sites in the area, including Farmers Market and Kachemak Gear Shed. Available to purchase separately or packaged as a meal will be fish...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:06am
  • The Relay for Life of Homer, an annual event benefiting the American Cancer Society, begins Friday and continues through Saturday. It is being held this year at the Homer Middle School track. Information on the event can be found at relayforlifeofhomer.org or by calling co-chairs of the event Michel...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:05am
  • Several businesses in the area at the Harborview Boardwalk on the Homer Spit were evacuated on Saturday afternoon about 12:20 p.m. after workers hit a gas service line in the boardwalk parking lot by Captain Pattie’s Fish House. Police also closed off a section of the Homer Spit Road from the Harb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:05am
  • Guests and members of a wedding at Kachemak Selo on Monday restrained and tied up an uninvited guest they said made death threats.  After receiving an anonymous 911 call, Alaska State Troopers that afternoon found Joseph Kuzmin, 38, tied up and drunk at his Falls Creek Avenue home near Mile 20 ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:23am

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