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  • The 2016 Rotary Health Fair will provide the Homer-area community with an opportunity to consult with a new array of doctors, get a flu shot, do a variety of wellness checks and even enjoy a massage. The fair, which has served Homer residents for 33 years, has many services for the community to take...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:12pm
  • Northern lights sine over Homer as seen from Diamond Ridge early Sunday morning. The Orionoid meteor shower also happened that night. One meteor can be seen flashing in the lower right of this photo. Alaska as far south as Kodiak had spectacular aurora viewing through early Tuesday morning. This pho...

    Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:00pm
  • In the first regular meeting of the new Homer City Council and chaired by new Homer Mayor Bryan Zak, the council picked up some unfinished business left from previous meetings. In a meeting with five public hearing items, the meeting ran until 9 p.m. The council passed two main resolutions: • Reso...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:41pm
  • A Kenai grand jury on Oct. 20 indicted Lee John Henry, 55, on murder and robbery charges in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews. The grand jury charged that Henry killed Matthews, then 61, on July 28, 2013, as Matthews walked on the Boystown Trail from Poopdeck Street toward his home in an apartment on ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:58pm
  • For Kids Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at the Historic Cabin at the Pratt Museum, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care, 4:30-8 p.m. Use the lower level rehabilitation entrance, then use the elevator or stairs....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 8:09am
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough to back down from its newly passed invocation policy. The organization, which advocates for individual Constitutional liberties, frequently through litigation, sent a letter Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President ...

    Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:43pm
  • Those wishing to give an invocation before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now have to be either a chaplain or a member of a religious organization with an established presence in the borough....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm
  • The Homer Community Food Pantry experienced a 115 percent increase in people seeking food assistance between 2013 and 2015. Though the food pantry’s customers have not reached the highs seen in the years following the 2008 recession, a significant spike started in 2014 and continues to climb. The ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke to a crowded dining room at Land’s End Resort on Friday about her ideas for improving Alaska from her position in Congress. Murkowski is running for re-election this November against opponents independent Margaret Stock, Libertarian Joe Miller, and Democrat Ray...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:54pm
  • Grand Jury indicts Homer man for murder, robbery in 3-year-old Homer case Key DNA evidence, a Homer witness who came forward and dogged detective work helped Homer Police close its only unsolved murder case, the 2013 killing of Mark Matthews near the Poopdeck Trail....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:54pm

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