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  • After 10 weeks of dockside maintenance in Long Beach, Calif., the USCGC Hickory and crew returned to Homer last week. While in Long Beach, contractors performed 26 maintenance projects, including replacing the exterior deck non-skid, renewing the generator mounts, cleaning the engine plant exhaust s...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:38pm
  • With preparations for the upcoming Bristol Bay fishing season beginning, attorneys representing Joseph and Anthony Resetarits argued during a Friday hearing before Judge Margaret Murphy for less stringent bail restrictions that will allow the Homer brothers to pursue their livelihood. Joseph Resetar...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:37pm
  •  The Easter bunny made the rounds on Sunday, leaving a trail of colored eggs, candy eggs and prizes on the southern Kenai Peninsula. In Homer, the bunny arrived by helicopter, visiting with youngsters at the Emblem Club’s egg hunt. In Anchor Point, the bunny slipped away before eager egg hunt...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell put pen to paper last week to officially sign legislation declaring each March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The signing ceremony, which took place in the Speaker’s chambers, was crowded with legislators and veterans of the war, some of whom serve in the Legislature. “This...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:39am
  • It took three tries, but at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Endeavour-Spirit Independence jack-up rig left the Homer Deep Water Dock. Towed by two Titan tugs, with a third on stand by, within an hour the Endeavour had rounded the Homer Spit and was heading up Kachemak Bay toward the Cosmopolitan oil and gas l...

    Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:50am
  • Jury selection started on Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse in the trial of Ralph K. Vos, 24. Vos faces four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault relating to a July 10, 2012, incident in which he’s alleged to have had unwanted sex with a woman, then ...

    Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:17am
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In  this three-part series, the Homer News looks at some of the challenges in converting to natural gas — including how the conversion hurts some businesses. As trees come...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:49pm
  • A political science student could have garnered good field research Monday night at the Anchor Point Senior Center when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Fish Habitat Task Force held a town hall meeting. Public testimony spoke to a classic question that has vexed American political theory since...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Endeavour still at dock A planned departure on Tuesday did not happen for the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence. The rig, operated by Buccaneer Alaska, had been given a March 26 deadline by the city of Homer to leave. Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins extended that deadline afte...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:01pm
  • A court hearing for an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to April 18, with a possible trial set for the week of April 22. Tonee Walker, 58, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of third-degree ass...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:00pm

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