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    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 5:04pm
  • From a building smaller than a lot of Homer dry cabins to a modern, heated animal shelter, Animal Control Officer Sherry Bess has seen the city’s pet-care facility grow. This Saturday, Bess, 66, retires after 22 years as the city animal control officer and 27 years working for or volunteering at t...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:24pm
  • Homer Senior Citizens Inc. wants to better connect all generations in the Homer community to ease loneliness, improve health and spread knowledge. The new intergenerational program, which the organization announced at the Senior Summit in October, is recruiting participants and ramping up to start i...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:24pm
  • In homes and businesses throughout Homer and Alaska — and even the Lower 48 — almost everyone has at least one work of art by R.W. “Toby” Tyler. Whether a wildflower painted on a driftwood barrel stave, a scene of Kachemak Bay or a California Victorian home, Tyler’s work is as familiar a s...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:50pm
  • A South Peninsula Hospital nurse has received statewide recognition for her lifelong commitment to the nursing profession, for championing trauma care, and for her service across Alaska as a flight nurse, dynamic educator and humanitarian. Rebecca Lundquist, a registered nurse, emergency room nurse,...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:40am
  • Homer will get a Christmas morning treat when CBS broadcasts a holiday special with the Kilcher family. “Holiday Homecoming with Jewel” features Homer’s famous musical star, Jewel Kilcher, her aunt Mossy Kilcher, and some of the stars of the Discovery Channel reality TV show, “Alaska: The La...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • Ninilchik neighbors have rallied to help a friend recover from a house fire on Saturday afternoon that completely destroyed the log home of Helena Toretta-Imlah. Toretta-Imlah, 69, escaped barefoot with her dog, Ola, and was able to save her car and purse. She singed her hair and eyebrows, but was o...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • In a vote of 70 percent opposed, Homer Electric Association members soundly defeated a proposal to deregulate the member-owned electric cooperative. With 6,896 total votes, 4,854 voted no and 2,042 voted yes. That means HEA will remain under Regulatory Commission of Alaska oversight. The total votes...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • As President-elect Donald Trump makes his department secretary appointments, potential candidates have to wend their way through the gantlet of the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York and head upstairs for a meeting with Trump. Anyone thinking of being VA Secretary — as Alaska Public Rad...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:32pm
  • A fisherman was found dead on his boat in the Homer harbor early Tuesday morning. After a friend reported the man had not been seen for two days, Homer Police checked F/V Cascade, the boat of Anton Sanarov, 58, and found him dead. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said Sanarov had a history of medical pr...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:31pm

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