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  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:22am
  •   Have a little too much mashed potatoes and gravy over the holidays? Maybe too many hours in front of the television watching football instead of getting some exercise? According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The flip side of that is Time magazine’s ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm
  • Investigation is continuing into the armed robbery last Thursday of the Grog Shop, a Pioneer Avenue liquor store. Citing the ongoing investigation, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl declined to say if any suspects had been identified. The owner of the Grog Shop, Mel Strydom, has put up a $3,000 reward fo...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:41pm
  • A wayward Siberian bird seen last month not only caught the attention of local and Alaska birders, it brought another visitor thousands of miles just to tag it.  That sighting of a rustic bunting by Massachusetts birder Neil Hayward helped him tie the record of 748 bird species seen in one year...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:39pm
  • During 2014, Homer will note several milestones. Some are sad, like the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, and the 25th anniversary of the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Others are transformative, like the March 28, 1964, official incorporation of the city of H...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:28pm
  • The owner of the Grog Shop, Mel Strydom, has put up a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed at gunpoint the Pioneer Avenue liquor store last Thursday. CrimeStoppers also offers up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of ...

    Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:44pm
  • A Ninilchik man died in a single-vehicle crash Christmas Day on the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley. Despite life-saving efforts of Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services, Denver Hammons, 65, died of his injuries. No one else was in the car....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:55pm
  • If the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ever chooses a motto, it might use baseball manager Yogi Berra’s quote, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That’s the way it seemed earlier in December when the planning commission considered a revised plat by developer Tony Neal for his 37-acre...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:11pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:57pm

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