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  • Civil rights talk set for Jan. 21 Stephen Haycoxwill present a talk on “Civil Rights in Alaska: The Historical Perspective and the Popular Perception” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The program is in honor of Alaska Civil Righs Day and is presented with support from the University of Ala...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:55pm
  • STAFF REPORT A preliminary hearing held Friday for the two defendants charged with robbing the Grog Shop liquor store has been continued to Feb. 1. John Mumey, 50, and Terry Lashley-Elliot, 32, were charged in December with one count each of first-degree robbery, a class A felony....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:55pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER On a second vote to repeal a seasonal sales tax exemption on food, the Homer City Council again defeated the ordinance proposed last year by council member Bryan Zak.  This time, with council member Beau Burgess switching his vote, the...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:51pm
  • Homer residents took to the microphone at Monday’s regular Homer City Council meeting to express their views on formation of a citywide Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Among those testifying was Homer Mayor Beth Wythe. Before commenting, Wythe — who has been determined to have a c...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:51pm
  • What was meant to be a short, two-hour snowmachine ride with a friend last Friday turned out much differently for Steven Craig, 41, of Homer. After Craig became lost, an estimated 100 individuals on the ground and in the air spent the weekend battling foul weather in hopes of finding the snowmachine...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:49pm
  • It’s 1:30 a.m. when Laurie Speakman gets the call. Alaska State Trooper Dispatch tells her another one has been hit and gives her the GPS coordinates. Outside it’s probably below zero when she starts the pickup, equipped with a flashing siren, a wench and a boom. She dresses in thick clothing wh...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:26pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an “expedited, high-level assessment” of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:13pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s attempt to introduce an ordinance that would have undone an expansion of the borough’s anadromous waters habitat protection ordinance was foiled by an unlikely source: the “reply all” button on his email. Newly elected assembly member Kelly Wolf wi...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:12pm
  • The man driving a truck when Alaska State Troopers arrested Bret Herrick, 52, on Dec. 8 in Anchor Point has been charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a felony. Troopers allege William R. Dalton, 35, knew that Herrick had a warrant for his arrest and had given him a ride...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:02pm
  • As Rep. Paul Seaton, the District 30 representative for Homer, heads to Juneau for the 28th Legislature meeting Jan. 14 to April 14, he’ll be looking forward to a big change in the State Capitol building. Wifi....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:02pm

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