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  • His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 greeted him at the Homer Harbor load-launch ramp, many waving Norwegian flags and wearing Norwegian sweaters. Several fishing boats also hung Norwegian fla...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:23pm
  • Homer Community Food Pantry needs canned goods: fruit, vegetables, beans, chili, Spahgetti-O’s, ravioli, soups, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, refried beans and volunteers. Contact:Food Pantry at 235-1968  ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:54am
  • Regan Baker, left, hands a Spit Sisters flier to Norma Gardner, right, of Bonbonniere, Ill., at the Deep Water Dock on Tuesday, after the M/V Statendam docked. Regan was helping out her family’s business on the Spit. The Holland American ship was the first cruise ship to dock in Homer. It next vis...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:27am
  • Debate over the value of marketing, small business development and the Kenai Peninsula’s economic development district dominated budget discussion May 19 as Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members worked to cut spending.  The FY 2015-16 budget proposal for the borough went through a second r...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:34am
  • This year’s halibut sport fishery has begun with both tradition and change. The tradition is the successful Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, and the change is a set of new regulations. May 15 marked the official start and the 30th anniversary of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s popular halibut derby....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:57am
  • Second-degree murder: guilty. Tampering with physical evidence: guilty. Self-defense: not proved. After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury last Thursday afternoon delivered those verdicts for Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage. Green, the jury concluded, could not claim self defense in the July ...

    Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:06pm
  • “Denied.” In a terse, five-line ruling on May 21, the Alaska Supreme Court made that judgment on the city of Homer’s petition for review of Kenai Superior Judge Charles Huguelet’s order that the city comply with his January 2014 decision in the Ken Castner v. City of Homer lawsuit....

    Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:05pm
  • After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury on Thursday afternoon found Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green had claimed self defense in the July 7, 2012, shooting of Sagerser at Sagerser’s Stariski Creek home. Green sa...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:44pm
  • His Royal Highness King Harald V of Norway visits Anchorage and Homer next week for the first visit by the king to Alaska. King Harald arrives in Anchorage on Sunday and then visits Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday morning. ...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:11am
  • The cause of a gear-up aircraft landing on Saturday has not yet been determined and remains under investigation. National Transportation Safety Board investigators still have not even found if the incident involving an Alaska Air Transit charter flight caused sufficient damage to warrant NTSB review...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:06am

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