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  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONGSTAFF WRITERComing off a tough Republican Party primary challenge in August, Rep. Paul Seaton easily won election to a sixth term, beating Democratic Party opponent Liz Diament 71 percent to 28 percent in unofficial results. Unlike the primary race against Homer businessman Jon F...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:00pm
  • Compared to the whooping and hollering of four years ago when Barack Obama won the presidency, the tone was celebratory but subdued at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Tuesday night. Many in the mostly left-leaning crowd of about 100 smiled and hugged as state by state the electoral votes added up for ...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 1:57pm
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    Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:49pm
  •   JUNEAU (AP) — A smog-like haze that hung over part of Alaska’s Kodiak Island this week was courtesy of a volcanic eruption — 100 years ago. The National Weather Service says strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest volca...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:41am
  • An Oct. 25 preliminary hearing for Anthony Resetarits, 20, and Joseph Resetarits, 18, each charged with sexual assault following a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party, has been continued until Nov. 21, to allow the Alaska State Troopers time to complete reports in the case.The brothers also we...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:40am
  • It may feel like winter, but bears in the area are still active, according to area trails advocate Dave Brann who keeps a close watch on local trail conditions.Tracks for a brown bear and a black bear have been spotted from the Roger’s Loop trailhead, throughout the lower Baycrest area, from the w...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:23am
  • Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in Congress, but they also will be filling several Alaska House and Senate seats, including the one for House District 30, which includes Homer. In th...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:59am
  • Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, known at the C-Plan, for the company’s oil and gas exploration activities in Northern Cook In...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:35am
  • Everything from angry reminders of past disasters to pleas for responsible development were expressed by area residents at two community outreach meetings held by Buccaneer Energy last week. Buccaneer held the Oct. 24 meeting at Best Western Bidarka Inn and the Oct. 25 meeting in McNeil Canyon Eleme...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:29am
  • On Monday, more than 60 local residents attended the last of three neighborhood meetings the city of Homer held to discuss plans for distributing natural gas to the area. City Manager Walt Wrede described details of the proposed project and associated costs.  Also answering questions were John ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:25am

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