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  • Live security video and social media last week led to the arrest of a man suspected to have stolen from the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, the 12,000-square-foot indoor multi-use sports facility under construction near Homer Middle School. On Jan. 6, Homer Police charged Johnney Boy...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • The Homer City Council had 22 items on the agenda for its regular meeting on Monday night, but one item, Resolution 17-002, “supporting sustainable fisheries in Kachemak Bay through fisheries enhancement and habitat rehabilitation,” led to more than an hour of public testimony, all of it during ...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • After voters last fall defeated a $12 million bond proposition for a new Homer Police station and a 0.65 percent seasonal sales tax to pay for it, Homer City Manager Katie Koester said, “The need for a new police station has not gone away, but the next steps are in city council’s hands and I wil...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • As Homer’s legislators get ready to head to Juneau for the start on Jan. 17 of the 30th Alaska Legislature, one big issue looms ahead: how to keep funding state government and services. “The biggest thing is certainly going to be the budget and the revenue,” said Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, D...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • A city worker spreads sand at the Mariner Park parking lot on the Homer Spit last Friday. Cold temperatures on top of recent rain creatid slick streets, sidewalks and parking lots. The forecast calls for clear skies and temperatures in the low to high 20s....

    Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:42am
  • In a case that dates back to 2008, a Homer man pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography. At a hearing held Nov. 28 at the Homer Courthouse, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet sentenced Corey Rosano, 39, to 15 years in jail with five years s...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:21pm
  • Although President-elect Donald Trump has said he considers it a priority to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barrack Obama’s signature policy achievement remains in place — for now. A key component of that plan, the health insurance marketplace, continues during the annual sign-up peri...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:26pm
  • Community members are working to find solutions for the issue of teen homeless in the Homer area ranging from providing resources for clothing and food to searching for a way to legally house minors without a roof over their heads. Homelessness in Homer looks different than many people picture the s...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:26pm
  • The Alaska Board of Game plans to debate a proposal at its Bethel meeting that would reauthorize a program allowing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to eliminate all the wolves on a part of the lower Kenai Peninsula....

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:25pm
  • Assembly declines to change policy on invocations The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted not to change its invocation policy during its Tuesday night meeting....

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:25pm

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