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  • A candidate for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 8-Homer, Kelly Cooper isn’t waiting until she’s elected to find out what’s going on in the borough. She’s already doing some homework. “When I got on the (South Peninsula) hospital board, I did that, too,” said Cooper, a SPH o...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:14pm
  • There are many home-bound lonely seniors and there are many frazzled families trying to juggle lives with their care. I took the Hospice training about 15 years ago and have primarily been active with their Visitor Program. A couple hours a week to provide respite or to sit with an interesting senio...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly moved smoothly and quickly through the agenda of its regular meeting held in Homer on Tuesday. The biggest attention-getter of the evening was assembly member Bill Smith, who represents District 8-Homer on the assembly. Having served on the assembly since 2007, t...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:12pm
  • An alleged armed robbery at the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive last week wasn’t a robbery at all, but an inside job, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed at the Homer Court on Sept. 10. Police charged Tommy Lee Neal, 19, with third-degree theft and making a false report, both misdemeanors. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:09pm
  • Tall, lanky and almost always smiling, Frank Vondersaar could be seen volunteering for nonprofits from the Salvation Army to the Pratt Museum. When campaign season rolled around, the name of Vondersaar, a tireless Alaska Democratic Party member, frequently could be seen on the ballot. Most recently ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Soggy basketMavis Muller, with torch, prepares to light “Grow,” this year’s Burning Basket, Sunday night at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Despite a steady drizzle, about 200 people showed up for the annual community art celebration.Now in its 11th year, Muller has coordinated building basket...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Getting to Tuesday’s Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center candidate forum at Wasabi’s on East End Road past Kachemak Drive could be a metaphor for politics itself. Wasabi’s is in the construction zone, and like East Enders know, that means a long wait, trying to avoid getting splattere...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:39pm
  • Messages decorate the side of “Grow,” this year’s Burning Basket at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. The basket was burned at sundown on Sunday. Despite a steady drizzle, about 200 people showed up for the annual event. Artist Mavis Muller faciliated the community art project with help from vol...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:35pm
  • An alleged armed robbery at the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive last week wasn’t a robbery at all, but an inside job, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed at the Homer Court on Sept. 10. Police charged Tommy Lee Neal, 19, with third-degree theft and making a false report, both misdemeanors. ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:22pm
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