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  • Over the next few years, downtown Homer will see several intersection and road improvements that will make safer two of the city's worst intersections and get rid of several stretches of notorious potholes on Pioneer Avenue and Lake Street.One intersection change, at Main Street and the Sterling Hig...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:33pm
  • A common traffic violation-- failure to signal a turn -- led to an arrest last Saturday for methamphetamine possession. The incident shut down a side street near the Homer Post Office when in the process of the arrest an Alaska Wildlife Trooper discovered a suspected meth lab in a 26-year-old Homer ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:32pm
  • The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology is investigating four recent illnesses on the Kenai Peninsula believed to be associated with raw milk consumption, said Greg Wilkinson, a department spokesperson. The patients admitted to drinking raw milk a few days before ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Two weeks after the Homer Winter Carnival and it's time to get back to celebrating the season with the Anchor Point Snow Rondi, sponsored by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce.This year's theme: Up To Snow Good.The fun starts with an auction at Chapman School at 7 p.m. today and c...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:56pm
  • KENAI -- An Anchorage woman pleaded guilty last Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse to a charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence. The charge stems from her connection with the July 7, 2012, homicide of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser, 40.Nancie Modeste, 26, was originally charged wit...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:40pm
  • The first sign that Kelly Brennan, 54, of Seldovia was in trouble came about 4:30 p.m. Monday when the motor on his 12-foot skiff quit operating. Brennan was near Dangerous Cape at the time, between Seldovia and Port Graham, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers. Fortunately for Brenn...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:25pm
  • The Terrace, an assisted living facility run by Homer Senior Citizens, has made numerous changes to its operation and management following an investigation and report by state health officials, Homer Senior Citizens executive director Keren Kelley said this week."We did some things wrong. We've impr...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:18pm
  • An Anchor Point woman and her teenage daughter escaped in their stocking feet on a cold and snowy night last week after the woman said her husband shot up their Old Sterling Highway cabin with a handgun. Alaska State Troopers and a Homer Police officer rescued the woman and girl walking along the Ol...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:09pm
  • A bill creating a low-interest loan program for homeowners wanting to improve or replace their home heating systems is making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives.Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, House Bill 35 would provide homeowners with an opportunity to receive a max...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:05pm
  • JUNEAU -- One lawmaker is trying to establish an escalating scale of punishment for certain drug possession crimes, similar to what Alaska has for those convicted of driving under the influence.Senate Bill 56, by Sen. Fred Dyson, would make the possession of a small amount of certain drugs a misdeme...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:54pm

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