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  • “You can sleep in the winter,” people who work in the busy summer fishing and tourism industries say when work becomes hectic. To that might be added another saying: “You can testify in the winter.”...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:58pm
  • Type in “Trethewey” on an iPhone, and autocorrect wants to turn the name into “Truth Way.” That software glitch expresses the sentiment of poet and keynote speaker Natasha Trethewey’s talk last Friday at the state of the 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 10-14 at La...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:58pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescuers last Wednesday had to peel the roof off a crunched Toyota sedan that trapped a 17-year-old Homer boy. Even though a truck towing a boat and trailer had plowed into the passenger side of the Toyota, the victim, Trevor Fenex, escaped serious injury. On Friday h...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:58pm
  • A Homer man accused of sexual abuse of a minor led police on a foot chase before being arrested last week. Cim Joel Blair, 34, was arrested Friday in Homer and has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, according to court documents and an online Alaska State Troo...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:58pm
  • In hearings today at the Homer Courthouse, Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy granted motions by defense attorneys to dismiss felony charges for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. In separate hearings held telephonically Friday afternoon, June 10, on a mot...

    Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:10pm
  • American Legion Post 18 in Ninilchik is looking for bands to compete in their Battle of the Bands community fundraiser on July 9. Any music group interested can register up until June 25. The top band will win $500 and “bragging rights,” according to a press release from the American Legion. Sec...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:27am
  • Due to the temporary housing crunch in Juneau caused by the popular biennial Celebration, the legislature is taking a short recess from the special session, Rep. Paul Seaton said in an email on Tuesday. He will be back in Homer during the recess and will meet with the House District 31 community at ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:26am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now facing a nearly $1 million deficit for the next school year.  While the Legislature restored a base student allocation increase that had been eliminated in the eleventh hour a budget conference committee, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly ch...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:24am
  • For the second year in a row, due to the state budget deficit, the city of Homer will not receive money from the state for Capital Improvement Plan projects. Projects on the Department of Transportation list will be funded, however, according to Jenny Martin, legislative aide for Rep. Paul Seaton’...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:22am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved the budget for fiscal year 2017 at its Tuesday meeting. The budget will go into effect after the borough’s current fiscal year ends on June 30. Many assembly members said they were pleased with the administration’s efforts to reduce borough spending ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:19am

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