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  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking $95,794 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle. Police alleged that over 18 months Terry D. McCloud, 44, embezzled $29,340 in forged checks and $66,454 in unauth...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:31am
  • Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were suspended for 30 days for using alcohol before attending a school dance. It was the maximum amount allowed for a first-time offense of the Kenai Peninsula B...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:04am
  • It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the teens have to say. Following are comments from five Homer High School students involved with PHAT, Promoting Health Among Teens. For Dylan Wylde, 17, it starts with shifting aw...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:03am
  • At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, two council members — Bryan Zak and David Lewis — will present two separate ordinances dealing with sales tax on food. Ordinance 12-53, sponsored by Zak, seeks to reinstate the tax year-round. Ordinance 12-54, sponsored by Lewis, seeks ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:00am
  • The annual holiday season starts Thursday with turkey and ends with bubbly drinks on New Year’s Day. During the next five weeks, we will sit down to sumptuous feasts, brave Homer crowds as we shop locally, ponder the mystery of the season, go to church, hold bonfires, sing and celebrate with a var...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 10:59am
  • Buccaneer Energy on Tuesday announced that work on its jack-up rig in the Homer Harbor is nearing completion and that the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will soon be ready for operations at the company’s Cosmopolitan site off Anchor Point. In a press release, Buccaneer updated ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:13pm
  •   Re-elected to serve in the 28th Alaska Legislature, representing House District 30, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, will serve as chair of the House Fisheries Committee. He also will be a sitting member of the House Resources, Education and Health and Social Services committees....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:07pm
  • Linda Tannehill of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, points out the energy costs for different methods of cooking a pot of beans. The Extension Service was one of 33 exhibitors at HEA’s Energy and Conservation Fair at West Homer Elementary ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:39pm
  • A 20-year-old Homer man was found dead on Friday morning in his car parked at a Skyline Drive overlook near Clearwater Drive. Homer Police said Nickolas Phillips died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to a press release, a person called police at 9:18 a.m. Nov. 9 say...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:37pm
  • The Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Seven days from now families and friends will sit down to meals of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fixings. For may of us, however, reality is a bit harsher. Finances are stretched. Unemployment isn’t just a statistic. Family is tho...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:36pm

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