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  • Following an assault on a child by another child at a Homer child care facility, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Licensing, last month suspended the license of that facility. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that about 3:30 p.m. July 22, a South Peninsula Hospital em...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced his resignation during his superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday in Soldotna. His resignation is effective Dec. 1. According to a press release from the district received via email following the meeti...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:44pm
  • The trial for two brothers charged with sexual assault that was scheduled to begin next week has been canceled. At a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman said he also would likely dismiss the indictments “without prejudice,” meaning the district a...

    Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:16pm
  • Seven days and 16 hours after they left Key West, Fla., the first riders finished the 2014 Hoka Hey Challenge. Jeff Kohn of Florida and George Jackman of Idaho crossed under the finish line banner near the end of the Homer Spit at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, said finish line coordinator Annie Malloy....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Author and scientist Dr. David Montgomery will speak at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual “Splash Bash,” a free, public event with food, music and information celebrating clean water and healthy salmon, and recognizing Inletkeeper’s members and supporters.  The bash will be held at Bishops...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:33pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault remains scheduled for Monday, but a hearing late Wednesday after press time could change that.  In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anth...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room needs volunteers to help with the Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10; bean bag chairs; DVD movies (appropriate for teens); gravel to even out areas in parking lots; electrician help; plastic storage totes with lids; individually wr...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • A year after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, Homer’s only unsolved murder remains a priority for Homer Police, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said Tuesday.  Two people walking on the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue found the body of Mark Matthews...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Walk down a trail from the Homer Public Library to the Poopdeck Trail, and with brush in full leaf at high summer, the trail turns into a green tunnel. Alder, fireweed, grass and elderberry bushes choke the gravel path. At clearings along the trail, people hang around smoking and drinking. Beer and ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon is once again a hot spot on the Spit. Nearby cleaning tables, complete with running water, are equally busy as fishermen from the lagoon, known as the Fish...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:02pm

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