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  • A 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 1:30 a.m. Sunday started with a short, sharp shock and kept rolling for about 30 seconds, rattling buildings, sending pottery and bottles flying, and scaring the heck out of lower Kenai Peninsula residents. Except for a lot of broken items, though, Homer and Anchor Poin...

    Sun, 01/24/2016 - 3:13pm
  • This story was updated at 2:15 p.m Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers today caught an Anchor Point man wanted as a person of interest in recent crimes in Homer. Troopers earlier today spotted the wanted man, Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30, in Anchor Point. Vanbuskirk ran away and troopers gave chase...

    Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:43am
  • KBRR council seeks members The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council has openings on its citizen advisory group. Anyone interested in becoming a member or alternate on the council may submit an application no later than Feb. 10.  View the application at kbaycouncil.w...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:56am
  • Homer’s girls varsity basketball team took second place overall at the 27th annual Nikiski Tip Off Tournament that was held Jan. 14-16 at Nikiski High School.  Though the boys varsity team did not place in the tournament, Koby Etzwiler made the boys all-tournament team....

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:53am
  • Some legislators are seeking an end to the Alaska Measures of Progress and Alaska Alternate Assessment tests. Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, sponsored House Bill 232, which would prohibit the Department of Early Education and Development from administering the assessments, which nearly 73,000 students i...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:29am
  • For the first time in KBBI history, the radio station dedicated a section of their music library for long-time volunteer Randi Somers. During the Jan. 14 KBBI meeting, station manager Dave Anderson and local musician Atz Kilcher honored Somers for her 36 years of service to the station....

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:17am
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    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:14am
  • A city committee intended to sunset in December got an extension to finish its work. That work should be completed today at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall conference room when the Sustainable Animal Control Review Committee, or SACRC, meets one last time. On its agenda is reviewing draft recommendations...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:13am
  • The city has added many facilities over the past few years at the Homer Harbor: a new load-launch ramp, a new harbor office, more bathrooms, an expanded Homer Spit and harbor trail with bright pennant flags, paved parking lots at some harbor ramps and even a new covered ramp.  Despite all the p...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:11am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, support staff and teacher associations met again Jan. 13 to discuss the unresolved issue of health care for contract negotiations that began nearly one year ago. Anchorage-based lawyer Saul Friedman, who represents the school district negotiating team, tu...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:08am

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