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  • A jury last week found a Homer man not guilty on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Ralph K. Vos, 24, had been charged in an incident relating to a party in July 2012 at a Homer apartment. In that incident, a woman told police she had unwanted ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:42pm
  • The Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters issued an emergency order Tuesday extending the studded-tire deadline to May 1 for all Alaska roads, including the Sterling Highway and the lower Kenai Peninsula. According to state law, April 15 is the normal deadline for Alaska roa...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:41pm
  • Apache Corporation’s seismic contractor is working in the Ninilchik area to clean up stakes and other debris left behind after the company brought operations to a “pause” in September. The community is invited to a meeting to find out more about Apache’s spring cleanup and future plans. It w...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:40pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital is holding a fun and informative evening with a focus on menopause at the Best Western Bidarka Inn at 6 p.m. April 17. Dr. Hillary Seger, obstetrics-gynecology board-certified, will present information about what menopause means to a woman and her body, and how to identify a...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:39pm
  • A sold-out crowd was on hand Saturday at the Homer Public Library’s Celebration of Life Long Learning. Honored were 2013 Life Long Learner Award recipient Ken Castner and the 2013 Youth! Learner Ethan Kizzia. The keynote speaker was Alaska Humanities Forum CEO Nina Kemppel, a four-time Olympian an...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:39pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man for driving under the influence. That in itself isn’t rare, but the nature of the alleged intoxication is: troopers claimed Paul Frary, 24, was under the influence of marijuana and nothing else. Also unusual is the time between when the incident ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:19pm
  • With little fanfare but much anticipation, a small group of residents watched early last Friday morning as the Endeavour-Spirit Independence jack-up rig left the Homer Deep Water Dock en route to its drilling assignments. Among those watching was Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins, who has come to kno...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:58pm
  • After a year-long review of Homer’s water-sewer rates, the Water and Sewer Rate Task Force will present its final recommendations to the Homer City Council at the council’s 4 p.m. work session Monday at city hall.  For new rates to take effect, the council must consider and pass by July 1 a...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Editor’s Note: With natural gas getting closer to Homer every day, questions abound. The last story in this three-part series looks at the question: What will be the economic impact of natural gas on the community?  ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:56pm
  • After 10 weeks of dockside maintenance in Long Beach, Calif., the USCGC Hickory and crew returned to Homer last week. While in Long Beach, contractors performed 26 maintenance projects, including replacing the exterior deck non-skid, renewing the generator mounts, cleaning the engine plant exhaust s...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:38pm

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