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  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers seek information on the person or persons who abandoned a personal-use set net at Neptune Bay in Kachemak Bay this month. On Aug. 28, a woman who returned to her cabin found a set net anchored to a tree on her lot. The net caught 79 fish and a river otter, all of them dead a...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:29pm
  • Sometime in October, Homer Electric Association members will receive a ballot in their monthly electric bills with a simple question: Shall Homer Electric Association Inc. be exempt from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska? A “yes” vote means a member supports deregulation or what ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:29pm
  • An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate ...

    Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:58pm
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    Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Toxic shellfish have been found in Pacific blue mussels in the Homer harbor, according to an alert from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Mussels sampled by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning by Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Researc...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:26pm
  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • A proposed purchase of $30,000 in light-emitting diode lights for one harbor mast light pole could save the city up to $6,200 per light pole annually. At Monday’s regular Homer City Council, the council introduced on first reading Ordinance 16-45, a sole-source contract to Puffin Electric to purch...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • When working with nature, doing nothing often means a great deal. Such is the case of Paul and Jen Castellani, the owners of Will Grow Farm, and their home located off the beaten path between Homer and Anchor Point. Despite the Castellani’s efforts to leave the land on which they live and reap the...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • The city of Homer has received a $500,000 state grant to improve pedestrian access and safety on Soundview Avenue. The half-million dollar Transportation Alternatives Grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities adds to $200,000 the Homer City Council appropriated earlier...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Air taxi crashes in Nanwalek A Smokey Bay Air plane crashed on landing at the Nanwalek Airport a little before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. No passengers were on board and the pilot escaped without injuries, said National Transportation Safety Board air safety investigator Mitch Gallo. The crash caused major...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm

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