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  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicate Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is headed into another term. With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Be...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Almost a year after it began, a move to redefine Homer as a home-rule city was voted down by voters in Tuesday’s election. Proposition 1, asking city voters if a charter commission should be elected to prepare a proposed home-rule charter for the city of Homer, received 503 no votes, or 54 percent...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:54pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes.  Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:45pm
  • A passel of puppies: What’s not to love? These 9-week-old red heeler/cocker spaniel mix pups are playful, fun and ready for a loving home.     To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:13am
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:37pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes. Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second with 531 ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:34pm
  • 12:30 p.m. update The Coast Guard and the state Division of Oil and Gas are reporting that the fire on Hilcorp’s Baker platform is under control. “Last I heard, the fire was still being fought, but it is basically smoldering at this point,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st C...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:22pm
  • The municipal election is just around the corner, Tuesday, to be exact. However, for those who anticipate not being available to get to the polls Tuesday, absentee voting began Sept. 22. In Homer, city residents and Kenai Peninsula Borough residents living inside the city can cast absentee ballots i...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Illegal camping, late-night partying, reckless driving, drug dealing and trash on Bishop’s Beach: It all adds up to a trend that worries Old Town business and home owners. With the growing popularity of Bishop’s Beach has come some abuse that could change the character of the beach....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:09pm
  • The sounds of friendly pickleball competition fill the air inside the gym that is part of the HERC, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. Laughter, the slap of shoes on the gym floor, the pop of balls on paddles. Three games are in progress, four people each game, more sitting on the sidelines...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:06pm

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