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  • Homer’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held Dec. 20, and it was a beautiful, warm, calm day. There were 67 species seen that day and an additional eight species recorded for the Count Week (three days before and three days after).  A total of almost 9,500 birds were counted. The final repor...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm
  • The city of Homer now has more applicants for city manager than stars on the American flag as four more people have applied for city manager. As of Tuesday, 53 people have applied for the position, with the latest application received on Sunday. The city advertises the position on its website, and a...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:55pm
  • Annie Ridgely practices turns with roller skis on New Year’s Eve on the Homer Spit Trail. Ridgely is a member of Homer Women’s Nordic ski group and was staying in shape despite the lack of snow with fellow skiers Megan Spurkland and Carlin Rausch....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:52pm
  • One of the defendants in an incident at a September 2012 teen drinking party intends to plead guilty to new charges relating to events at that party, his lawyer said this week.  Anthony Resetarits, 22, faces felony charges of first-degree hindering prosecution and tampering with felony evidence...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:51pm
  • More than a week and several surgeries later, Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point, continues recovering from life-threatening injuries resulting from a Christmas day wreck on the Sterling Highway.  “She got moved out of ICU on Saturday,” Emily Haakenson, Angelica’s aunt, told the Home...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:40pm
  • The Alaska Department of Law last week filed new charges against two brothers suspected to be involved in the assault of a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road teenage drinking party. In documents filed Dec. 24 at the Homer Courthouse, Anthony Resetarits, 22, now faces felony charges of fir...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Prayers, cards, videos and an outpouring of financial support from acquaintances and strangers are helping boost the spirits of 11-year-old Angelica Mae Haakenson and her mother, Mathany C. Satterwhite, 29, of Anchor Point. The mother and daughter are in Providence Hospital in Anchorage recovering f...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:52pm
  • In Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School, the boys and girls broadened their horizons when it came to the tradition of writing letters to Santa.  They penned correspondence for the holiday, including some thought-provoking questions and a few special requests, to h...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:29pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week added a charge of kidnapping to an initial charge of third-degree assault in a Nov. 30 incident....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:09pm
  • Less than two months after a text alerting his sister, Linda Rourke, that he was in the hospital with an infection requiring surgery, Tommie CarlinSchauer, known locally as “Coach Tommie,” 57, died Dec. 18, of cancer in Green Bay, Wis....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:08pm

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