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  • A formal ceremony that celebrated the end of an era also served as a bon voyage party for the 17 crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.  She set sail Wednesday morning on a 7,000-nautical mile journey from Homer to Baltimore, Md., to the Coast Guard yard where she will be decommiss...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:16am
  • Alaska State Troopers have arrested one man charged in a Ninilchik robbery, but seek another suspect in the June 4 incident. Troopers have filed an arrest warrant for Clarence S. Hock, 23, and issued a wanted poster today. On Saturday morning, troopers arrested without incident a companion of Hock, ...

    Mon, 06/08/2015 - 4:02pm
  • A strong, early pulse of king salmon on southern and central Kenai Peninsula streams has runs off to a good start. But managers say it is still too early to tell if the Cook Inlet’s ailing king salmon runs will rally from the last few years of poor returns....

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:23am
  • A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by the local teen group Lead On! in partnership with White Stag Productions, South Peninsula Haven House, the R.E.C. Room, Homer Prevention Project and The Center. The film also is the launch fo...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:51am
  • A plan to set a 2.5-percent Homer bed tax stopped on the first step of a process that would have required ultimate approval by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. In 4-2 vote, the Homer City Council at its May 26 regular meeting spiked the idea.  Council member David Lewis had proposed puttin...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:50am
  • One of the drivers involved in a Christmas Day crash that severely injured an Anchor Point girl has been charged with driving under the influence and assault. ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:49am
  • Far from a solemn march, Homer’s Relay for Life event promises to celebrate the successes achieved by cancer survivors and the strength shown by those continuing to battle the disease. ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:46am
  • T he town of Homer was born on the Spit so it makes sense that this 4.5-mile-long rocky handle of land also raises up generations of its kids.  Take 14-year-old Finn, the namesake of Finn’s Pizza. A winter resident of Portland, Ore., Finn has spent every summer of his life on the Spit. When p...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:36am
  • After 23 years of service, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island ends its tour of duty. Sometime soon it will sail away to be decommissioned at the Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md. A farewell ceremony is at 10 a.m. today at the Homer Elks Lodge. Homer won’t lose the 18 crewmembers and their f...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:31am
  • Springtime in Alaska brings green-up and road construction. Cautionary road-work signs are blooming like flowers along Kenai Peninsula highways. Major projects will affect area drivers for months. Repaving and road rehabilitation are underway out East End Road and on the Sterling Highway between Nin...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:19am

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