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  • From the East Coast to the end of the road — Sterling Highway, that is — America’s birthday party is picking up momentum as Friday marks the United States’ 238th birthday. The celebration has already begun on the last 40 mile stretch of the road, with the emphasis on July 4th, but continuing...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:13pm
  • With three Republican Party candidates fighting to oppose him in the general election, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, visited Homer and Seldovia last weekend as part of a grassroots campaign laying the groundwork for the November election.  The Alaska Democratic Party soon plans to open a Homer of...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:01pm
  • In his second bid to become Alaska’s governor, Bill Walker is running neither as a Republican nor a Democrat. Following advice he said he received from the late Gov. Wally Hickel — advice he ignored at the time — Walker is running as an independent. “I did this once before and Gov. Hickel en...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:56pm
  • Kate Donelley, 7, runs along the lupine-lined Spit Trail during the 2014 Spit Run on Saturday. See related story....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Homer High School is need of an assistant swim coach and a head baseball coach for the 2014-2015 school year. Swim season is Aug. 11-Nov. 8; baseball season is March 2-June 6. For more information, call Sunny Mall at 235-4662.  ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:48pm
  • An Anchor Point man who walked back to the scene of his wife’s driving under the influence investigation also was arrested for DUI last week. Alaska State Troopers charged Peter Alman, 51, with DUI and his wife, Shannon Alman, 43, with DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and first-degree en...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:47pm
  • The 5 p.m. July 15 deadline to become a one-year commission candidate for drafting a charter making Homer a home-rule city on the Oct. 7 ballot is less than two weeks away. A minimum of seven candidates are needed. Eight Homer residents currently are circulating petitions and gathering the required ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:46pm
  • A Nikolaevsk man died from injuries in a single-car crash on the North Fork Road last Friday.  Ivola Usoltseff, 59, was pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital after being treated and transported there by Anchor Point Emergency Services medics. According to an Alaska State Trooper press rel...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:44pm
  • An East End Road man arrested for second-degree terroristic threatening has had the felony charge dismissed and was released on June 20.  Homer Judge Margaret Murphy ordered the charge against Joe Kuzmin, 38, dismissed because there was not a preliminary hearing held for him within 10 days of h...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:42pm
  • The State Medical Examiner positively identified Paul Baylink, 46, as the person killed in a Rainbow Court house fire on June 13, Homer Police announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy was done on June 17, but police have not received the report and do not know the cause of death, s...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:41pm

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