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  • An entertaining 10-minute presentation by Sean Baski and Laura Paul with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took the spotlight during Monday night’s two-hour Homer City Council meeting.  “You are above and beyond the most professional presenter we’ve ever had,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas Co.’s Alaska operations employees went on strike Monday morning. The striking workers are at Enstar’s Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna area branches, according to a release from the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 that represents...

    Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Two local hopefuls are among the slate of candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives. John Cox of Anchor Point is running as a Republican and Frank Vondersaar of Homer as a Democrat. John Cox, Republican Cox, 57, was born i...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:51pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris News Service - Alaska The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stood behind the borough mayor on his veto of the body’s decision to ask voters if they want a 3 percent borough-wide bed tax. The assembly discussed and voted on overriding the veto at it...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks away....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman on Wednesday dismissed second-degree sexual assault charges against two brothers alleged to have assaulted a teenage boy with an object at a September 2012 party in Homer. Bauman had set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Jose...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:42pm
  • Temperatures climbed high enough Saturday during the fourth annual Salmonstock music festival that many in the crowd stripped down to enjoy the sunshine in Ninilchik....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:41pm
  • It was bad enough when a 17-year-old boy texted while driving. But when the boy then ran into a Homer cop, his day got a little bit worse.  Homer Police in late July charged the boy with texting while driving and negligent driving. According to a criminal complaint by Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Bro...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:42pm
  • Following an assault on a child by another child at a Homer child care facility, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Licensing, last month suspended the license of that facility. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that about 3:30 p.m. July 22, a South Peninsula Hospital em...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced his resignation during his superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday in Soldotna. His resignation is effective Dec. 1. According to a press release from the district received via email following the meeti...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:44pm

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