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  • Homer police last week charged a Homer man, Patrick Wheeler, 45, with third-degree assault, a felony, and two counts of fourth-degree assault, all domestic violence related.  Police alleged that Wheeler got into an argument with a woman about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 and held a gun to her head. ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:25pm
  • A bald eagle looks a little disgusted with recent warm and wet weather on the Homer Spit. Temperatures have barely fallen below freezing all year, with a high of 46 degrees for Sunday — warmer than Pensacola, Fla., which had a high of 34 and a low of 19. The weekend outlook calls for snow on Sunda...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:22pm
  • People skating or driving on Beluga Lake should be aware of a large hole in the ice off Mattox Street left behind after a Chevrolet Tahoe was removed on Tuesday, Homer Police said in a press release on Jan. 7. The car had gotten stuck earlier in the ice, with its front end broken through. The Tahoe ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:20pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:19pm
  • A 2-inch natural gas distribution pipe run to a lot is the same whether the lot has an apartment building or a condominium complex, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet said in a decision released Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by condo owner Ken Castner. By that logic, a city of Homer...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:17pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:01pm
  • With today’s rainfall increasing, the decision has been made to postpone Friday Night Lights. Scheduled for today and Saturday, it will now be held next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. ‘That’s assuming we get some more snow,” said Molly Brann. Her husband, Dave, coordinates the event fo...

    Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:03pm
  • Rebel, a 30-year old Morgan-Arab mix horse that broke out of his Skyline Drive corral sometime before midnight on New Year’s Eve, has been found.  “He looks to be OK,” said Rebel’s owner Milli Martin. Martin suspects the cause of Rebel’s disappearance was noise from fireworks being sh...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man for second-degree arson and fifth-degree weapons misconduct after contacting him near the scene of a trailer fire in Anchor Point. Trevor Cole, 33, also was charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance....

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:38am
  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:22am

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