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  • Dear USPS employee,  I am sorry if I upset you. I just came in to mail some very important packages today. I don’t mean to offend you by bringing you my packages, but I have been a loyal customer of the USPS for many years, and you have just treated me like I am public enemy number one. I wou...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:19pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 29, 1989, some have commemorated Alaska’s biggest human-made, technological disaster with a look at how oil spill response has improved — more skim...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:18pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer As word spread that the belly of the Exxon Valdez, a tanker carrying Alaska oil from Valdez to Long Beach, Calif., had been ripped open and its contents were pouring into Prince William Sound, Homer-area residents were filled with an urgen...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:17pm
  • In two separate cases and in the same week last month, two lower Kenai Peninsula men have been charged with felony assault under a “three strikes” provision of Alaska’s assault law.  Jamie L. Mosquito, 24, Port Graham, and Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 43, Ninilchik, both were charged with third...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:50pm
  • “Winging it is not an emergency plan,” is the theme of a current Federal Emergency Management Agency campaign. Sadly, national statistics indicate less than 20 percent of households are prepared for emergencies. March 27, 1964 is proof that disasters happen and in a big way in Alaska....

    Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:52pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished. The events appea...

    Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Homer’s Church on the Rock has a singular purpose: “To do what we can to help strengthen homes,” said Pastor Aaron Weisser. “It’s a conviction of mine that strong homes make for a strong community.” That’s the reason the church invited internationally known relationship expert, Dr. Gar...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Homer Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede took center stage at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s luncheon meeting at the Alibi on Tuesday. Their state-of-the-city report provided an overview of 2013, a “really good year” for the city, according to Wythe, and plans for...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Hearing on Monday that the city took in $400,000 more in revenues than it spent in 2013, the Homer City Council got back to basic services and passed two actions to support the Homer Volunteer Fire Department, including adding funds to build a heated, four-bay fire station on Skyline Drive at the no...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:42pm
  • Soriba Fofana, right, drums during a farewell dancing and drumming presentation last Saturday at Bunnell Street Arts Center as other drummers play. Fofana did an Old Town Artists in Residency with his wife, Shelley Fofana. They taught dancing and drumming workshops during their residency, with works...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:38pm

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