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  • The six-member Canvass Board of the Kenai Peninsula Borough met Tuesday to tally 1,295 questioned, absentee and special needs ballots, as well as those from by-mail or fax precincts, of the Oct. 1 regular election. Those votes, combined with those counted on election night, were presented to the bor...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:33pm
  • Investigators have not yet determined the cause of a fire last Thursday that killed a 46-year-old man at a Nikolaevsk home. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains of the man in the single-story ranch home.  Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Andres “Andy” Afo...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:26pm
  • The recent theft and damage done to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Pioneer Avenue has some good news and some bad news. First, the good news is that the September break-in most likely was not a forerunner of similar acts that sometimes increase in the area as winter approaches....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:21pm
  • Homer might not have the brilliant reds of New England maple trees, but the golds and yellows of birches and cottonwood trees provide equally glorious fall colors....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:17pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a four-vote deficit in unofficial election day results to win re-election to a third term.  After the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes last Friday, and after a recount on Tuesday, Za...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Even though he finished 255 votes behind Bryan Zak, the second-place candidate in the Homer City Council election, Justin Arnold last Friday filed an application asking for a hand recount of the Oct. 1 city election. Zak, a two-term incumbent council member, won re-election last week when the Canvas...

    Mon, 10/07/2013 - 2:07pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, after the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes on Friday, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a 4-vote deficit in unofficial results to win re-election. Zak has been elected to a third term, winning with 547 votes over Corbin A...

    Fri, 10/04/2013 - 1:00pm
  • Charlie Gibson wasn’t so sure he would enjoy volunteer work with Hospice of Homer. “I thought it was going to be depressing, but it’s not,” said Gibson, who has found his niche moving equipment for hospice’s equipment loan program. “It always feels good,” he said. Gibson, who has worke...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:17am
  • One incumbent lost, another kept his seat and the one open seat went to the less conservative candidate of the two running for office. In District 7, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Brent Johnson fended off two challengers in Central Kenai Peninsula to retain his seat. Looking to oust the fi...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:15am

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