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  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:27pm
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:25pm
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    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:18pm
  • Homer resident Ken Castner recently announced he was launching a petition drive seeking voters support to make Homer a home-rule, rather than a first-class city. This isn’t the first time Homer residents, including Castner, have considered taking this step. ...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:10pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters put out a fire in the historic Carl Nielsen automotive shop on Lake Street across from Ulmer’s. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. No one was in the building, said Fire Chief Bob Painter. The cause of the fire is under ...

    Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:03am
  • Homer Electric Association announced the Homer Spit and Halibut Cove will be without power from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 14. The outage is required for HEA to complete installation of a new underground power line that will serve the Spit and the south Kachemak Bay area. During the outage, HEA m...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:23pm
  • With a storm headed from Russia toward Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Incident Management Team is on standby. “Our team is monitoring this weather and preparing, should we need to be activated,” said Brenda Ahlberg, the borough’s public information officer. “At this point w...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:19pm
  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources holds an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to discuss the revision process of the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park Management Plan. DNR has started the planning process to revise...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:18pm
  • The 70th anniversary of the World War II military campaign in the Aleutians will be the focus of a Veterans Day program, presented by Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, the even...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:17pm
  • At 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines, its epicenter only eight miles from where Homer resident Berna Brown and her son, Nathaniel, were staying with family. “About two hours after the incident, she called me,” said her husband, Malcolm Brown, who was in Homer...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:15pm

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