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  • No Kachemak Bay Campus programs are on the chopping block. That’s the good news delivered by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen during a visit last week to Homer. KBC, the branch campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, also won’t see changes to its popular Kach...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:25am
  • The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary results suggest toxins from harmful algal blooms and stress from bacterial infections might be contributing to the deaths. Infections also might cause otters to forage in shallowe...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:23am
  • In less than two weeks, Homer citizens vote in a special election that will decide the fate of the city’s 2016 budget. Last month, City Manager Katie Koester submitted to the Homer City Council, and the council introduced, its budget for next year. Homer follows a calendar fiscal year, with the bu...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:20am
  • The sentencing for an Anchorage man guilty of murder has been postponed and moved to Homer after a communication mishap. Demarqus Green, 23, was found guilty in May of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the 2012 shooting of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green’s defense attorney had ar...

    Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:27pm
  • If your Saturday night plans are still up in the air, Hospice of Homer’s annual “Preparing for the Holidays” auction promises a trifecta of attractions: a good time, plus a way to get ahead on your holiday gifts and help out the community at the same time....

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:19am
  • A man witnesses said dressed like a pirate and acted strangely in a Sept. 25 incident at the Homer Ferry Terminal won’t be prosecuted on a charge of second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony. In court documents filed Oct. 28, assistant district attorney Craig Sparks dismissed the charge agai...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:15am
  • It’s not easy to be homeless in Alaska in November. That was the verdict among approximately a dozen people who spent Saturday night in WKFL Park as part of Homer High student Casey Marsh’s senior project, “The Triple H’s of Homer.” Temperatures sank to 28 degrees and the activists working...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:14am
  • How much has the city of Homer spent this year on bullets? Bandages? Beautification? Toilet paper? A new online tool released this week, Open Budget, allows citizens to probe into the 2015 budget and see where taxpayer dollars go. The tool looks at the operating budget by department and even section...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:12am
  • Homer Mayor Mary E. “Beth” Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for representative of House District 31 in the Alaska Legislature, the lower Kenai Peninsula House district, and the seat now held by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer.  Seaton also has declared that he will run for re-election to...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:11am
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    Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:50pm

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