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  • Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt, left, and Ryjil Christianson get into the Star Wars spirit as Han Solo and Princess Leia for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Homer Theatre on Dec. 17. All 205 seats were sold out for the first showing on the lower Kenai Peninsula of the seve...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:53am
  • Nominations  now open for 2016 HCOA awards Nominations are open for the Homer Council on the Arts 2016 Annual Arts Awards. Awards are presented in the categories of Arts Leadership, Arts Education, Youth Artist of the year, Artist of the Year, Arts Lifetime Achievement, Busine...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:35am
  • Alaska State Troopers have arrested and charged a Nikolaevsk man with third-degree assault after a woman injured her head so severely she “flat lined” — had no pulse — at the South Peninsula Hospital Emergency Room.  Domnin Martushev, 43, was arrested on Saturday on one count of second-...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:29am
  • The man Homer Police allege crashed his Volvo into the Sustainable Wares building on Dec. 7 has apparently skipped town — even after being hospitalized for a neck injury. Homer Police last Friday charged Daniel A. Grosser, 36, of Anchorage, with reckless driving, failure to give immediate notice o...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:28am
  • A red-breasted sapsucker was found up Spencer Street on Saturday’s Christmas Bird Count. A rare bird for Homer — only having been seen once or twice here previously — this was a significant find by Aaron Lang and his team covering the north side of East End Road. A spectacular, red Christmas-y...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:27am
  • Our family became dear friends with a butcher many years ago and we have enjoyed dining upon roasted prime ribs of beef for our Christmas Eve dinner many years now.  I am finally getting a handle on how best to cook a rib roast. When I go to the big kitchen in the sky, I would like “She final...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:19am
  • Homer Electric Association members will see rates drop about a penny with the quarterly Cost of Power Adjustment, or COPA, HEA announced on Wednesday. The COPA falls from 7.9 cents to 6.6 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s about a $6.88 a month savings for the average HEA customer using 550 kilowatt ...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:15am
  • Tonight, Nouredine Mama will celebrate Christmas for the first time.  The 16-year-old exchange student from Cameroon is Muslim, and though at home in the capital city of Douala he got a vacation from school in December, his religious holidays fell in the summer and fall. So the lighted tree in ...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:14am
  • It’s going to be a long five months. Before Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, starts packing for the trip to Juneau after the New Year, he stopped by Homer last week to meet with Senate District P constituents. Last Thursday Stevens visited the Homer Courthouse and the Homer Senior Center, spoke at the...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:11am
  • Like any 9-year-old boy, Isaiah wants all sorts of cool toys for Christmas — an Xbox, a go-cart, a motorcycle and a Nintendo. On Monday, the winter solstice, he got something a lot of kids take for granted: A home. “I was so excited, I wanted to cry,” Isaiah said of arriving in Homer for the h...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:09am

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