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  • In the long-running Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, the Homer City Council on Monday approved a $42,500 settlement with Castner and his attorney. The council met in executive session to consider a settlement offer from Castner’s attorney, Stephan Williams. Castner said he will receive $100 in t...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Editor's note: The photo caption has been corrected to identify the Wiard brothers properly. It’s called compounded complicated grief — when one loss follows another. And another. When a person doesn’t have time to process the first shattering before the next one happens....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:19pm
  • A man witnesses described as “dressed like a pirate” faces a charge of second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, following an incident last Friday evening at the Homer Ferry Terminal. Homer police arrested Bret Herrick, 54, on the charge. No one was injured, and Herrick did not resist arr...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:09pm
  • Yellow birches and crimson fireweed bring a dash of color to Kachemak Bay scenery, as seen from the Reber Trail in these photos taken this week. The Kenai Mountains and higher elevations in Homer also got a sprinkling of termination dust....

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:44pm
  • The R.E.C. Room (youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) needs a refrigerator.  Contact: Anna Meredith, recroom@kbfpc.org, 235-3436 ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:35pm
  • When Homer Chamber of Commerce President Tom Stroozas called the 30th Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner on speakerphone Monday night to tell her the big news, the assembled crowd at the visitor’s center waited breathlessly for her response. For a few seconds, they heard only silence. “Di...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:24pm
  • Tire tracks and a tip lead police last week to the man who burned and then destroyed the Burning Basket. An 18-year-old high school student confessed to both acts of vandalism on the weekend of Sept. 11-13. Homer Police have forwarded charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, to the...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:20pm
  • For many Homer residents, last weekend’s inaugural Halibut Festival provided an opportunity to be immersed in the marine world.  From a fun run to a fish fry to a halibut cabaret, most of the weekend was a celebration of Homer’s iconic resource. But much of the discussion at Saturday’s ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:15pm
  • The body of 34-year-old Daniel Compeau, a Colorado man who went missing near Kenai Lake last month, has been found, Alaska State Troopers say. Soldotna troopers got a call that someone found the body near the Kenai Lake shoreline on Sept. 15. It was identified by the state medical examiner Monday, a...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Now that cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been made legal in Alaska for possession and ultimately cultivation, processing and retail sale, many advocates of a legal cannabis industry can’t wait for the market to bloom. Some want to see social clubs while others see a potential boom in real e...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:12pm

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