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  • Saturday was moving day at the Pratt Museum when about 25 volunteers showed up to help move sections of a gray whale from the workshop into the space where the new exhibit, “Encounters: Whales In Our Waters,” will open on Feb. 1. The exhibit will profile nine cetacean species with the ce...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:50pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas exploration sites in Cook Inlet, that the rig remained at the Homer Deep Water Dock as of Jan. 1 could mean a tidy t...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:17pm
  • When it happened is uncertain — Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — but the F/V Leading Lady and F/V Kupreanof are now on the bottom of Jakolof Bay. The reason for the sinking of the 53- and 58-foot wooden vessels, owned by Tim Barclay of Valdez, also is uncertain. There...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:00am
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    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:50am
  • Welcome to the world, Titan Kasius Swenning Norman. The 7-pound, 13.7-ounce, 21.5-inch son of Nikalai Norman of Port Graham and Barbara Swenning of Nanwalek was born at South Peninsula Hospital at 6:13 a.m. New Year’s Day. Titan’s first name was chosen by his father. Webster’s New World Colleg...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:49am
  • Last year Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers arrested and charged nine defendants with major crimes ranging from murder to sexual assault. As the new year starts, Homer judges have a full docket as those cases move through the criminal justice system. Here are some major cases and the next sched...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:47am
  • Starting Tuesday, the city of Homer’s ban on thin, disposable shopping bags took effect. Ban supporters expecting an ecotopia where every shopper carries a reusable bag and plastic bags disappear overnight won’t see that. In fact, today, next week and even next summer might loo...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer A white Christmas? No problem. The southern Kenai Peninsula definitely had a white Christmas. Then again, a white Christmas turned out to be a big problem. Especially for more than 2,000 HEA members without power during parts of the holida...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
  • It’s been a long time coming, but the availability of natural gas for Homer area residents is getting closer.  So close that Enstar has stacked pipe in a fenced-in storage area near Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s Lower Baycrest-D.O.T.  trailhead. So close that Charlie Pie...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
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    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:12pm

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