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  • Tired of complaining about local government, Homer resident Ken Castner has decided it’s time to make a change. At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, Castner announced his plan to bring before city voters the opportunity to change Homer from a first-class city to a home-rule ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Mudslides Monday afternoon on East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and Kachemak Drive shut down part of the road, causing traffic jams and forcing drivers to detour on Kachemak Drive. Heavy rains this week throughout the Kenai Peninsula resulted in streets being washed away, roads closed and an incre...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:57pm
  • An Alaska State Trooper escaped injury last Thursday night when he rolled his patrol vehicle while responding to a report of a disturbance at a Knob Hill home near Nikolaevsk. At about 11:50 p.m. Oct. 24, Trooper Richard Chambers hit a patch of black ice on the Sterling Highway near the North Fork R...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:25pm
  • Mud and debris floods East End Road by Bear Creek Drive on Monday afternoon. The road as closed about 4:45 p.m. Another mud slide crossed the road near Slavin Drive by the American Legion Post. Homer Police now advise that East End Road is closed between Slavin Drive and Bear Creek Drive due to mud ...

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 5:03pm
  • Following a Facebook posting about a Homer burglary and a tip from a local cell-phone store employee, Homer Police this week charged five people in connection with the Oct. 21 burglary of Tech Connect, including the man suspected to have broken into the Pioneer Avenue electronics store....

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:30pm
  • All 13 passengers and two crew members on an Era Alaska flight walked to safety after the plane’s landing gear apparently collapsed as it was arriving in Homer Wednesday afternoon. The Beechcraft 1900C airplane skidded from the east end of the main runway to near the terminal building. The inciden...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:24pm
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited announced Tuesday that it has landed two short-term gas sales contracts for Cook Inlet gas productions. The names of the buyers have not been disclosed, but one is a large commercial end-user and the second is with a Cook Inlet oil producer, according to a press release. Up ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • A contact with a woman reported to appear suspiciously parked on empty lots on Spruceview Avenue last Tuesday has led to the woman, Jodi Ann Bellows, 41, being charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for intent to sell heroin. Bellows also is charged with two counts of...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:16am
  • Turn more than 500 trick-or-treaters loose and what do you get? Besides a mob of robots, knights, witches, Wonder Women, Supermen, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels, that is? You get an increased risk of injury when treat-toting youngsters and traffic in the Bayview-Mountainvie...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:11am
  • FAMILY   Through Oct. 31 Trick or treat bags available Homer Police Department Stop before Halloween to pick yours up; stop by on Halloween for candy.   Oct. 25 5-8 p.m. Halloween Carnival Chapman School, Anchor Point ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:10am

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