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    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:02am
  • More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded guilty to manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of Kathleen Benz, then 25. At a hearing Oct. 30 at Kenai Superior Court, Alfred Jones, 51, entered guilty pleas for...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:42am
  • Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because travel was harder — there weren’t as many roads in the late 1930s — some would meet in d...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:38am
  • A Homer man injured in a Diamond Ridge house fire on Oct. 29 has been released from a Seattle hospital and is recovering at the home of his son in Kansas. According to Melinda Taylor, a neighbor and friend of Keith Kohler, the man who lost his home at the corner of Diamond Ridge Road and Stratus Roa...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:09pm
  • Since May, Gee Denton and her neighbors, Scott and Carolyn VanZant, have battled to save their Baycrest Subdivision homes from the ravages of erosion. The sensitivity of these hillside properties, located on the Kachemak Bay side of the Sterling Highway as it climbs to the top of Baycrest Hill, is w...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2015, and Ballot Measure 4...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:02pm
  • They’re back. With all precincts reporting, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be the southern Kenai Peninsula’s voices when the Legislature convenes in January.  The big races in Alaska — for U.S. Senate and governor — were still too close to call, however...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:58pm
  • With Election Day nearing an end, and less than 15 percent of the precincts yet to report, some races are still too close to comfortably call. An exception is the race for House District 31, with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, running uncontested. “It’s looking pretty good for me,” said Seaton, wh...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:56pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour, and Ballot Measure 4, providing for ...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38pm
  • Kick off those summertime sandals and strap on some skis. What better way to wrap your head around the changing seasons than with Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back”?  The 65th of Miller’s films, this year’s is an homage to six and a half decades of mountain culture and adventure filmma...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:18am

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