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  •   The northern lights put on a show late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, as seen in this photo taken about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from McNeil Canyon. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s aurora forecast, northern lights should be visible from Barrow ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:27am
  • The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association have negotiated reductions in demands for payment by a law firm representing the Buccaneer Creditors’ Liquidating Trust. The demands came out of proceedings filed by Buccaneer Oil after it declared bankruptcy in May 2014. City attorney Thomas Klinkn...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:23am
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved in September.  The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landin...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:22am
  • Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess with 310...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:17am
  • In unofficial results for the city of Homer run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess by 310 to 192 votes, a 118-vote margin. With 115 absentee votes and two special needs votes to be counted, or 117 vo...

    Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:42pm
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved last month. The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landing gear c...

    Fri, 10/30/2015 - 5:38pm
  • In what arguably will be its most important act this year, the Homer City Council without fanfare introduced on first reading Ordinance 15-41, the legislation that will fund city government for 2016. That starts the process in an annual fall event leading up to an early December action that the coun...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:46am
  • Share the Spirit needs support for our annual Christmas Food & Gift Basket and Adopt-A-Family programs:  Volunteers and non-profit partners to distribute applications to clients in need. Monetary donations-can be made at Wells Fargo Bank. Contact:  Sha...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:43am
  • For a holiday that started as a remembrance of the dead, Halloween this week in Homer looks to be pretty darn lively. There’s something for every age, whether you’ve been planning your costume for months or your trick-or-treating days are long over....

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:33am
  • Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories the Homer News  plans on youth homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula.   Casey Marsh is not homeless. Each night, the Homer High senior heads back to Anchor Point, to a cozy bed and a loving family an...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:28am

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