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  • Ruth Sensenig, a teacher at Susan B. English Elementary-High School in Seldovia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. A total of 56 fellowships were awarded this year in support of further study of America...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:15pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle Wednesday night to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber handgun when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court. Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of th...

    Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:18pm
  • If running shoes and running shorts don’t make you excited, maybe a warmup in a jump suit to “Rocky” will. The coordinators of the June 29 Homer Spit Run are committed to making all the participants feel like Sylvester Stallone. “The goal this year is to make the run fun and festive for ever...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:18pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week indicted a Homer man in the alleged beating of a woman with a bokken, a wooden sword used in martial arts practice.  Adrian W. Rastopsoff, 30, faces two counts each of first-, second- and third-degree assault, and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, all dom...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:15pm
  • A Bayview Park work party will be held at the park, located at the top of Main Street, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. Participants are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets. Some food and snacks will be provided, but volunteers also can feel free to bring picnics. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm
  • The city of Homer and the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center have set up summer parking for motorhomes in downtown Homer and Old Town.  Visitors can park large motorhomes and walk to nearby shopping and dining.  The downtown parking lot is in the old middle school parking lot on...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm
  • The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week extended for 10 days the public review of Buccaneer Alaska’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or C-plan, for its West Eagle drilling prospect off Basargin Road and East End Road. The new deadline for comments from reviewin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm
  • Homer Police earlier this month charged a 32-year-old Homer man with assault for allegedly hitting a toddler related to him. Carl A. Moonin was charged with four counts of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence....

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:00pm
  • When their ice-encrusted lawns finally thawed in late May, property owners living at Homer’s lower elevations found broad swaths of brown where they’d come to expect explosions of green.  Let’s face it: Winter was tough on the turf....

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:50pm
  • As Homer’s winters go, this past season was a lulu that just seemed to go on forever, with near-freezing temperatures lingering deep into May, well beyond the normal advent of green-up.  An area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said he won’t be surprised if population s...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:50pm

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