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  • Criminals who forged fraudulent checks appearing to be from Homer Senior Citizens Inc. pushed through $10,000 in checks before the nonprofit corporation closed its account. Six checks went through, and the senior center knows of at least 25 fraudulent checks people tried to cash or use to buy items ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:54pm
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle Jan. 8 following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, was at the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, but was released Jan. 12, a medical center spokesperson said.  Adams is getting outpatient care fr...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:22pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police about 8 p.m. on Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Empty desks at school and work, people hacking and coughing at medical clinics, and a run on cough syrup, tissues and pain relievers are all signs of the season — the flu season, that is. Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Epidemiology, released its latest ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:15pm
  • A gray-capped rosy finch feeds at a bird feeder on Diamond Ridge last Saturday. The blue behind it is a tarp on a woodshed. The finch was part of a large flock of about 100 feeding in the area. Rosy finches were one of 54 species counted last month during the annual Homer Christmas Bird Count....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:13pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council on Monday introduced an ordinance that would ask voters again if they want to repeal a seasonal exemption on sales taxes for nonprepared foods. ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Isn't it fun living in a small town? You may have heard by now the rumors around town that there will be a fire-breathing dragon at the Homer Winter Carnival opening ceremonies. Lol. Not true. Well, sort of true. You'll have to come to Karen Hornaday Park Friday night — that’s Feb. 7 — to find...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:10pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:09am
  • The city of Homer has put out a request-for-proposals for a design and construction services team to perform and design a new Public Safety building in Homer. Using what’s called the general contractor, construction manager, or GC/CM, concept, the city seeks proposals for architects and contractor...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:48pm
  • After more than an hour of public comment and discussion by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members, the assembly on Tuesday voted down an ordinance to clarify the total amount of residential exemptions senior citizens can receive at its Tuesday meeting. The ordinance, sponsored by Borough Mayor Mi...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:48am

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