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  • Homer Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding two fugitives from justice believed to be in the lower Kenai Peninsula area. The wanted men are: • William Oscar “Billy” Daugherty, 51, wanted for violating conditions of release for a felony on various charges, and • Mica Jus...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:04pm
  • The leaders of a high-tech coastal mapping project offer a community presentation from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The ShoreZone Partnership gathers information on the biology and geology of coastal areas and makes maps to share the information with the public. It...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:01am
  • In an action the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust calls a last resort, the conservation organization filed a civil suit on April 4 in Homer District Court against Otto Kilcher, the Kilcher Homestead Trust and the Kilcher Family Trust alleging Otto Kilcher has violated a landmark conservation easement.&n...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am
  • Last spring, homeowners near Halibut Cove and Homer began to see needles on their spruces turning yellow and brown. Naturalists from the Alaska Division of Forestry, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service examined the trees on trips in June 2015 and...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:59am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • In a phone call on Tuesday with Jenny Martin, Rep. Paul Seaton’s chief of staff, jackhammers could be heard in the background. That wasn’t the sound of legislators grinding out a budget and a fiscal plan, but crews working on a remodeling project in the Alaska Capitol Building, Juneau....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:07am
  • A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, possessing more than 25 cannabis plants.  Homer District Court Ju...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:04am
  • ANCHORAGE— Helicopters trying to rescue two skiers trapped on an Alaska ice field for four days waited out whiteout conditions that one pilot said were like flying inside a pingpong ball. The winds and blowing snow subsided enough Tuesday to allow an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter to land in...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:47am
  • Editor's Note: This story has been edited to correct Bob Enea's name.  A phone call from former crew member Jim Herbert informed David and Dennis Fry that the boat they fished on in the 1970s with their father was the Western Flyer — the vessel on which author John Steinbeck took the...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:52am

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