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  • JUNEAU— The State Officers Compensation Commission on Wednesday advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads. The panel also recommended that deputy commissioners who replace commissioners in their departments without a bre...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:09pm
  • In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It holds a meeting to discuss how people can work to address crime from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fr...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:05pm
  • Homer Police last Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth DeArmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said DeArmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allow...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:04pm
  • From the beach, the walls of this naturally created amphitheater rises 100 or more feet. Cottonwood trees, where eagles occasionally perch, cling to a portion of its rim. Gurgling water can be heard making its way down the vertical slope and flowing through a growth of alder toward Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:55pm
  • This year marks 60 years since the Korean War came to a close. Veterans of that war, La Fayette “Willy” Wilson and Earl Miller, residents of South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care facility, recently shared with the Homer News their memories of military service and the lives they’ve lived ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:52pm
  • The sun sets behind the Chigmit Mountains across Cook Inlet last Friday as seen from the bottom of Main Street in Old Town. While it’s not Mallory Square in Key West, Bishop’s Beach often attracts people to watch sunsets....

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:49pm
  • An effort to gather enough signatures to put before votes the choice of making Homer a home-rule city is underway. According to Melissa Jacobsen, deputy city clerk, nine petition packets have been distributed. “Right now my book has only one signature, my own,” said Ken Castner, who, along with ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:47pm
  • Homer Police on Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth Dearmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Dearmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allowed...

    Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:27pm
  • Alaska Infrared Information about finding hidden anomalies that contribute to poor indoor air quality via infrared imaging. 235-6838 Bay Club Updated information on the health benefits of different exercise modalities. 235-2582 Best Beginni...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:39am
  • While the theme of Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day to Be Well,” it also could be “Take a Minute to Save a Life.”  At a new booth this year, Dr. Carl Seger, a board certified emergency physician, and South Peninsula Hospital will be offering emergency ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:36am

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