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  • Sarah and Ben Hartmann pose with their son, Samuel Joseph Hartmann, on Jan. 24. Samuel was born at 12:53 a.m. Jan. 2, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital, the first baby born in Homer. He was born two weeks early and had to be flown the morning of his birth by medevac with his mom to Providence Alaska...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:08am
  • Late last month when Homer Police put out a BOLO — be on the lookout — for Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30, as a person of interest in several recent Homer crimes, Chief Mark Robl was coy about the crimes police suspected the Anchor Point man had done. On Jan. 28, police laid out the case against Vanbuski...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:43am
  • The Board of Education has found a representative for southern Kenai Peninsula residents. John “Zen” Kelly will be filling the District 9 seat left unoccupied for nearly two months since 12-year member Sunni Hilts served at her last meeting in early December. The Texan-turned-Alaskan has a famil...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:28am
  • When the 7.1 magnitude Iniskin earthquake hit at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 24, it didn’t wake one Homer-grown seismologist — but that’s because Kasey Aderhold, a 2006 Homer High School graduate, now lives in Washington, D.C. Aderhold had an app set up on her smart phone to alert her in the event of...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:18am
  • Homer Police on Thursday charged Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30, with the Jan. 6 armed robbery of the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station on Baycrest Hill. Alaska State Troopers on Jan. 22 had earlier arrested Vanbuskirk at an Anchor Point home on a warrant for driving while license revoked. Vanbuskirk will be arr...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:51pm
  • When Bruce and I moved to Anchor Point in 1978, it was a very different place than it is today. It required a degree of self-sufficiency we were unfamiliar with coming from urban areas in Ohio and Florida. After spending three years in Anchorage, in the midst of the pre-pipeline wild-west atmosphere...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:29am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. Homer Community Food Pa...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:27am
  • The long-running Cabin Fever Variety Show in Anchor Point will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at Chapman School. The event will raise money toward the Anchor Point Public Library building’s purchase with the talent show and a silent dessert auction, said Anchor Point Public Li...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:15am
  • Sunday morning’s quake broke bottles and pottery, popped open beer taps and kept people up for hours  if they weren’t already up. Here are some anecdotes about the quake. Alibi Bar Not everyone who went through Sunday’s quake was in bed. When the earthquake shook Homer, T...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:05am
  • The Homer City Council on Monday introduced two potentially controversial ordinances that could lead to spirited public hearings when they’re next heard at the Feb. 8 council meeting. ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:53am

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