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  • Minor flooding continued on the Anchor Point Road from an ice jam on the Anchor River after a storm with hurricane-force winds swept through the lower Kenai Peninsula last week.  The storm knocked out power from Nanwalek to Ohlson Mountain, toppled trees and even blew crab pots into the Homer H...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:29am
  • The city on Jan. 1 shut down a winter camping site next to the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit, but as of Tuesday some motorhomes, trailers and truck campers remained at the parking lot across from Fish Dock Road. The Homer Police on Dec. 15 issued eviction notices to the small compound of camp...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:27am
  • Anyone who has walked Homer’s beaches the past few weeks has seen a horrid event. Every few yards along the tidal wrack line, the white chests of dead birds stand out among kelp and driftwood.  Some of the seabirds have been scavenged, a new food source that’s caused an influx of bald eagle...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:25am
  • Oil prices continue to lurk at less than $40 per barrel, and despite hope for a legislative salve, Standard & Poor’s is lowering the state’s debt rating. S&P lowered Alaska’s general obligation debt from AAA status to AA+ and lowered the state’s appropriation-backed debt and Alaska M...

    Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:23pm
  • A storm with hurricane-force winds that swept through the lower Kenai Peninsula last week knocked out power from Nanwalek to Ohlson Mountain, caused an ice jam on the Anchor River, toppled trees and even blew crab pots into the Homer Harbor. On Monday, Homer Electric Association crews still have not...

    Mon, 01/04/2016 - 6:07pm
  • The Alaska Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling on Thursday, declaring a ballot initiative to ban setnets in certain areas of the state unconstitutional. Calling the initiative a “give-away program” that was designed to appeal to the self-interests of non-commercial fishermen, the court...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 1:22pm
  • A storm with winds up to 100 mph roared through the Kenai Peninsula, knocking out power for Homer Electric Association customers from Seldovia to Soldotna, causing flooding on the Anchor River, tearing off a trailer roof and delaying the M/V Tustumena run to Kodiak. The National Weather Service issu...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:48am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. Cook Inletkeeper ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:46am
  • As people sit back today and reflect on the past year, 2015 turns out to have been one strange trip. Even the legalization of marijuana in February couldn’t explain some happenings. At times it seemed as if Kachemak Bay had slipped into an alternate universe. Among the events: • For the second y...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:32am
  • As we approach the last few days of 2015, I want to remember all the great times and recipes that were made in my kitchen. Without all the people in my life I love to share them with, life there would not be nearly as fun. ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:27am

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