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  • After more than an hour of public comment and discussion by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members, the assembly on Tuesday voted down an ordinance to clarify the total amount of residential exemptions senior citizens can receive at its Tuesday meeting. The ordinance, sponsored by Borough Mayor Mi...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:48am
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle on Wednesday night following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, is being treated at Harborview Burn Center, Seattle. “Our prayers and thoughts are with the lineman and his family,” HEA spokesperson Joe Gallagher...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:57pm
  • The Seafarers’ Memorial statute holds a lit Christmas tree last week. Many boats in the harbor had Christmas trees as a memorial to the late Bob Moss. The Hungry Hat Gypsy Family Circus holds a bonfire and Christmas tree burn at 11 p.m. Saturday at Bishop’s Beach after its show at 6 p.m. and an ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:19pm
  • After the Homer Advisory Planning Commission on Jan. 2 approved recommending a preliminary plat for a 71-lot subdivision near Homer High School, one of the commissioners voting in favor, Larry Slone, this week asked for reconsideration. The motion will be on the agenda at the planning commission’s...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:51am
  • An Anchor Point man was arraigned last Friday on four counts of first-degree sexual-abuse of a minor. Daniel L. Hinsberger, 54, also was arrested and is in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. In charging documents, Alaska State Trooper John Probst alleged that Hinsberger sexually abused three gir...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:24am
  • While holiday revelers were putting away decorations, taking down trees and turning off sparkling lights, Skyline Drive residents Brandon and Diana Moyer received a new cause to celebrate: their first child, Trenton Diesel Moyer.  Born Jan. 2, with midwife Cindy Beske present, Trenton Diesel is...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:23am
  • Keep your eyes open for the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival collectible buttons being sold around town as planning of carnival activities continues.  The first big event is the Mr. Homer Pageant on Feb. 6 at Homer High School. One lucky man to will be chosen to preside over festivities as “Mr. Hom...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:21am
  • Former Homer City Council member John Kosch, 71, died Jan. 3 at his winter home in Bullhead City, Ariz.  A longtime Homer resident, Kosch served on the Homer City Council from 1983 to 1988. He also was mayor pro tempore. Kosch worked as a real estate agent for Bay Realty and later for Story Rea...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:20am
  • Suspicious of being targeted by state law enforcement, Russian Old Believers who fish in Bristol Bay met with state officials in December to discuss their concerns. The result is a belief their concerns were heard, a commitment from the state to address future concerns and plans for a follow-up meet...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:29pm
  • In the wake of Steve Wolfe’s death on Sunday, those he coached, inspired and competed against have eagerly shared their memories of lessons learned, opportunities given and the certainty that Wolfe always had others’ best interests at heart. “We are feeling really loved and grateful for all th...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:26pm

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