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    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:50am
  • Welcome to the world, Titan Kasius Swenning Norman. The 7-pound, 13.7-ounce, 21.5-inch son of Nikalai Norman of Port Graham and Barbara Swenning of Nanwalek was born at South Peninsula Hospital at 6:13 a.m. New Year’s Day. Titan’s first name was chosen by his father. Webster’s New World Colleg...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:49am
  • Last year Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers arrested and charged nine defendants with major crimes ranging from murder to sexual assault. As the new year starts, Homer judges have a full docket as those cases move through the criminal justice system. Here are some major cases and the next sched...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:47am
  • Starting Tuesday, the city of Homer’s ban on thin, disposable shopping bags took effect. Ban supporters expecting an ecotopia where every shopper carries a reusable bag and plastic bags disappear overnight won’t see that. In fact, today, next week and even next summer might loo...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer A white Christmas? No problem. The southern Kenai Peninsula definitely had a white Christmas. Then again, a white Christmas turned out to be a big problem. Especially for more than 2,000 HEA members without power during parts of the holida...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
  • It’s been a long time coming, but the availability of natural gas for Homer area residents is getting closer.  So close that Enstar has stacked pipe in a fenced-in storage area near Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s Lower Baycrest-D.O.T.  trailhead. So close that Charlie Pie...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
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    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:12pm
  • Winter weather has caused multiple power outages. “The outages were the result of heavy snow load that brought lines down and also caused trees to come into contact with the power lines,” said Joe Gallagher, public relations coordinator for Homer Electric Association....

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:11pm
  • The Alaska Department of Environ-mental Conservation on Monday suspended its review of Buccaneer Alaska’s amended application for the Cosmopolitan site Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or C-plan. ...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:56pm
  • When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Awesome,” was the one-word evaluation of the project from Fireweed Academy fifth-grader Zach Condon. The stu...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:21am

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