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  • A federal civil jury last Thursday exonerated three Homer Police officers and the city that employs them. In a unanimous verdict delivered about noon March 7, the 8-member jury found that Cherry Dietzmann and her children, the plaintiffs in a $45 million suit against the city and officers, did not ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:41pm
  • With one member excused, three participating telephonically, two present in the council chambers, and with Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepping away from the gavel due to a conflict of interest based on her employment at Homer Electric Association, the Homer City Council approved a not-to-exceed $12.1 mi...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Save-U-More manager Mark Hemstreet puts canned food in Kandu the Care O’Saurus, the Homer Food Pantry collection sculpture, after artist Brad Hughes installed it Tuesday at Save-U-More. Kandu roars when the bone lever is pressed to open his jaws. Hughes and assistant J.P. Rooks donated time and ma...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:22pm
  • The jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence received one of its certifications that will allow it to move soon to the Cosmopolitan oil and gas lease site off Anchor Point. The city of Homer has set a March 20 deadline for the jack-up rig to move because of a fender repair project on the Deep Wa...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:03pm
  • Pins were racked nonstop at Kachemak Bowl on Saturday, where packed lanes of young and old bowled for the "Bowl for Kids Sake" event, a fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Homer program. More than 100 participants and 16 teams attended the event to raise a goal of $9,000 for the Homer pro...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:03pm
  • With the Alaska Board of Game meeting coming up March 15 to 19 in Kenai, the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee's work is done for that meeting, but the "AC," as it's called, would like to see more interest in Homer's local voice on fish and game issues. "We're a committee to represent the const...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:02pm
  • The trial of an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to March 21....

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:57pm
  • It wasn't only that the defendant's lawyer said he wasn't ready to go to trial next week in the case of a man charged with kidnapping. In the trial of Bret Herrick, 52, on kidnapping and other charges, the main witness in the trial, a Homer fisherman, is off fishing in the Bering Sea and might not ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:56pm
  • Contrary to what you may have heard, Era Alaska is not departing. The airline company has no intention of abandoning its service to the southern Kenai Peninsula. However, rumors of a possible pullout from Homer have spread all the way to Era Alaska's sales and marketing director, Steven Smith. "A l...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:38pm
  • A great gray owl sits on a downed spruce tree just off West Hill Road early Monday evening. The owl caused a small traffic jam as people stopped to view and photograph it. Young bird watcher Landon Bunting first sighted the owl and told another birder, Jason Sodergen, who then put out an alert on th...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:35pm

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