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  • A hearing held Oct. 8 has been continued to Oct. 29 in the case of Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, two brothers charged with second-degree assault at a September 2012 teen drinking party. Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, are alleged to have assaulted with an object a teenage boy. A ...

    Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:24am
  • Trial dates for two lower Kenai Peninsula murder cases have been reset to later this year and early next year. The trial of Alfred Jones, 50, charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder in the car crash that killed Kathleen Benz, a Washington, D.C., tourist, on the 2010 Memorial Day weekend, ...

    Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:22am
  • If you’re looking for the Anchor Point intersection of Ester Avenue and Birch Street, you won’t find it. It’s underwater. Continuing rain has saturated the ground north of the residential area. In spite of houses and streets that may be in its path, the water is trying to work its way downhill...

    Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:21am
  • After certifying the results of the Oct. 1, election, the Homer City Council swore in two council members at its regular meeting Monday. Raising his right hand, first-time city council member Gus VanDyke swore to “impartially perform all duties of the office which I am about to enter, according to...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:18pm
  • Plastic bags are back. Apparently to stay, since most of them are non-biodegradable.  Since we’ve got them, what can we do with them in addition to carrying purchases from the store to our homes? One approach is to reuse and recycle them, while others propose making reusable shopping bags mor...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the history of Old Town and its roots as a cultural and economic center of historic Homer. Next week we’ll look at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges....

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:02pm
  • Online reviews of Bay View Inn praise its “excellent,” “amazing” and “breathtaking views.” Its cleanliness, price and outdoor eating areas also rate high. Those were written before its owner and former Homer City Council member Dennis Novak died in 2011. Now, that once popular haven for ...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:30pm
  • Registration for the Tustumena 200 will open at 8 a.m. Oct. 15. The T200 entry fee is $250 for early entry and $350 after Jan. 15. The T100 entry fee is $150.   The T200 is limited to 40 mushers. The T100 is limited to 15 mushers. A wait list will be created for each race. The start order will ...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:58am
  • Let there be no doubt about it: Fishing season isn’t over. Just ask the cash-winning anglers in the 17th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby.  In spite of a little wind and choppy water, 117 entrants signed up for the two-day event, according to Mike Parish, the derby committee chairma...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:58am
  • The State of Alaska has created a database with more than 8 million acres of land listed in it to speed up the process of Alaska Native Allotment Act claims. The database, which will be shared with the Bureau of Land Management, is expected to help Alaska Natives whose claims have not been fulfilled...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:39am

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