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  • 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 - 7:33am
  • 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 - 11:45am
  • Public hearing to be held on Beluga Lake floatplane road...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:15pm
  • 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 - 2:39pm
  • “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 - 1:37pm
  • Charges that they used a helicopter to hunt for black bear have been dismissed against Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher, a Homer couple who star in the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Alaska Wildlife Troopers alleged that the Kilchers had been transported by helicopter to Bradley Lake in Se...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:29pm
  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood out at the Alaska Democratic caucuses on Saturday as the clear winner. Sanders received 81.6 percent of the delegates and 79.6 percent of the votes, according to results released by the Alaska Democratic Party.  The 10,617 Alaskans who atte...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:28pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough health-care system should adopt a regional alignment strategy and embrace the future as national health care moves from a fee-for-service to a population-based payment model.  That’s the recommendation of a report released Tuesday afternoon in a briefing by Eric Sh...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:25pm
  • Parking lots, storm drains, the cop shop, a remodel of the fire station and community recreation. At its Monday night regular meeting, the Homer City Council dealt with a lot of the details of running “the city that works,” Homer’s official government motto, but also postponed or sent back to ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:23pm
  • Children in Homer and Anchor Point have the opportunity to hunt thousands of eggs over Easter weekend at several local events. More than 3,000 real and plastic eggs will adorn fields and lawns outside organizations and churches, waiting for tiny hands to put them into bags and baskets.   ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:34am

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