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  • Enstar Natural Gas has selected Utility Technologies Inc. to install the natural gas distribution mains and service lines within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, according to John Sims, Enstar’s manager of corporate communications and customer service. “They have installed hund...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:12pm
  • Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepped away from the gavel during a work session of the Homer City Council on Monday to present a report from the Homer Water and Sewer Task Force, which she chaired.  “When all is said and done, there are two rates in water and two rates in sewer,” said Wythe. “Th...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Although not yet in hand, tablet computers were a topic of conversation around the Homer City Council’s table during the council’s regular meeting Monday. With digital communication seen by the city as a necessity for conducting business, a tablet usage policy outlined steps for the proper use o...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:43pm
  • 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

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