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  • Homer Police issued a warning this week of a new phone scam that hits close to home: the caller claims to an “assistant chief” from the Homer Police Department and even has a caller ID showing the call is from police....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:19pm
  • Due to a winter storm, tonight’s opening ceremonies for the Homer Winter Carnival have been cancelled. The ceremonies have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. “There’s nothing more Homer than having opening ceremonies at the end,” said Dax Radtke, one of th...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 4:41pm
  • A wind storm that blew in Thursday night has knocked out power throughout the Kenai Peninsula. As of 2:20 p.m., the outage affected Homer Electric Customers in these areas:   ·         Old Sterling Highway between Homer and Anchor Point, 358 members affe...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:44pm
  • A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse. McClendon was arrested on Jan. 9 for first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft of a firearm, first-degree misconduct involving weapons for felon in p...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:06pm
  • The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report for the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Alaska plane in Homer. According to the report, the Beechcraft 1900C plane had a nose and main landing gear collapse during landing.  Two flight crew members and 13 passenger...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:26pm
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual HomerWinter Carnival - Thursday, Feb. 6 thru Sunday, Feb. 9 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Feb. 6 Annual Upstairs-Boutique Balloon Party! 11 a.m.–6 p.m. ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42am
  • OK, People. It’s time. Homer Winter Carnival is here, and everything it’s always been is back, plus four new crowd-pleasers we hope you’ll enjoy. Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, The Mariner Theater and Homer Lions Club host the “Mr Homer Pageant.” (Yes, “pageant.”)  Then Friday, my f...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:05am
  • An Anchor Point woman stopped with a mobile phone in her lap was charged with driving a motor vehicle with screen device operating — the official charge for the offense of driving while texting or driving while looking at a computer screen.  Ruth Rodriquez, 23, was arrested on the charge and ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:33am
  • A trial scheduled this week in the case of Anthony Resetarits and Joseph Resetarits has been delayed until the week of April 7. Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, are charged with one count each of second-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident at a September 2012 East End Ro...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:32am
  • The National Weather Service Alaska on Wednesday issued a red flag warning for the western Kenai Peninsula from 6 p.m. today through midnight Friday. A red flag warning means that critical fire conditions are imminent.  “Residents are encouraged to check your local conditions and consult with...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:31am

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