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  • Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in Congress, but they also will be filling several Alaska House and Senate seats, including the one for House District 30, which includes Homer. In th...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:59am
  • Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, known at the C-Plan, for the company’s oil and gas exploration activities in Northern Cook In...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:35am
  • Everything from angry reminders of past disasters to pleas for responsible development were expressed by area residents at two community outreach meetings held by Buccaneer Energy last week. Buccaneer held the Oct. 24 meeting at Best Western Bidarka Inn and the Oct. 25 meeting in McNeil Canyon Eleme...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:29am
  • On Monday, more than 60 local residents attended the last of three neighborhood meetings the city of Homer held to discuss plans for distributing natural gas to the area. City Manager Walt Wrede described details of the proposed project and associated costs.  Also answering questions were John ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:25am
  • How important is the Sterling Highway to the southern Kenai Peninsula? To answer, area residents have only to recall the  flood of 2002....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:22am
  • NIKISKI  — Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski family escaped a fire at their home after being awakened by smoke alarms early Sunday morning. The blaze was soon reported under control. According to the trooper report, smoke alarms woke the residents. The parents, who were do...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:22pm
  • An alert citizen last week turned over to Homer Police a pistol he said he saw another man bury under a tree near the Homer Public Library. The gun was not stolen and not connected to a crime, said Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns....

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:20pm
  • The Homer Police Department responded to three unrelated deaths this week. On Sunday, a Homer man checking on his friend, from whom he had not heard in awhile, entered the friend’s home and found him laying facedown. Ryan Brown, 40, of Homer was dead of unknown causes.  Homer Police Chief Mar...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:18pm
  • Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson, left, swears in new Homer City Council member James Dolma during a special meeting of the council on Monday. Dolma was picked by the council to fill the seat left vacant by Beth Wythe after she was elected mayor. Dolma ran for a seat in the recent municipal election, com...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:16pm
  • Eating out tonight? The special on the dinner menu may have been born before Alaska became a state. Rockfish are commonly found along the North Pacific, from Alaska to California, as well as the South Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Known for its delicious taste, as demonstrated by its popularity on me...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:48pm

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