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  • A bald eagle brings a branch to another eagle sitting in a nest in a spruce tree near the Lake Street stoplight. Since 2010, a pair of bald eagles has nested in the area near Beluga Slough south of the Lake Street and Sterling Highway intersection. The first nest was destroyed when the tree ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:52am
  • A Homer man found dead on the Spit last Saturday, Jeff Wraley, should be remembered for his intelligence, kindness and contributions to the community, said his close friend, Nina Faust. “I want him to be remembered as an incredibly generous, wonderful human being,” she said in a phone interview ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:46am
  • A preliminary hearing for a Homer man charged with illegally growing marijuana was continued at the Homer District Courthouse on Tuesday. Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy, set a new date for Joseph Gabryszak, 32, to 3:30 p.m. April 19, also at the Homer Courthouse. The hearing will be for ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:43am
  • A bill that would remove a state mandatory property-tax exemption for Alaska seniors failed to advance out of the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee and is unlikely to pass in its current form in the Alaska Legislature this session. Under legislative rules, as the Legislature is within t...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:38am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:36am
  • Homer has a heroin problem, and it is growing.  Similar to the fable of the blind men each touching different parts of an elephant and arguing over its identity, only communication within the community can make the problem fully apparent, say those who are working to find solutions to the probl...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:33am
  • Update: Homer Police on Tuesday identifed the man found dead on the Homer Spit last Saturday. He is Jeff Wraley, 56, of Homer. Next of kin has been identified. No foul play is suspected.    Homer Police have enlisted the help of the Alaska Medical Examiner’s office in identifying a man f...

    Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:45pm
  • Public hearing to be held on Beluga Lake floatplane road...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:15pm
  • 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. • Special Olympics ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:39pm
  • “Compassionate-Caring-Community” is the theme for the 2016 South Peninsula Haven House Women of Distinction awards. This year’s honorees embody that spirit, said Haven House volunteer Sherry Stead. ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:37pm

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