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  • Local firefighters fought a Diamond Ridge house fire and a McNeil Canyon area wildfire on Thursday. In an early morning fire, Kachemak Emergency Service firefighters could not save the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Level Avenue at the bottom of Rucksack Drive near Diamond Ridge Road. Parks, a Homer f...

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Two apparently drunk men beat up and robbed a New York visitor in an attack Wednesday afternoon near Mile 21 East End Road. The assailants stripped the 19-year-old man of everything but his boxer shorts and left him on the side of the road. The victim suffered minor injuries, including a head injury...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:34pm
  • In the June 5th edition of the Homer News, we printed the previous week's tide chart -- oops!  Please take a look at the attached chart for the tides during the month of June, 2014. ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:20am
  • The Promoting Health Among Teens, or PHAT, team of peer educators learned the value of their own voices through the process of brainstorming, planning, organizing and executing the community project of “Bonfire on the Bay: Shining Light on Stress, Anxiety and Depression.” “I realized that alth...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:32am
  • On a visit last week to Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Human Resources Director Stormy Brown sat down for a short interview with the Homer News at the borough annex. Navarre and Brown were in town for informal discussions with southern Kenai Peninsula residents. Brown also met...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:12am
  • After a making few amendments at its Tuesday meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed the fiscal year 2015 budget. Funding debates focused on three areas: education, non-departmental organizations and the assembly budget....

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:10am
  • A man in dark glasses and wearing a hoody entered South Peninsula Hospital on Tuesday carrying a “weapon” — a sign that said “This is a drill. I have a weapon. Please respond accordingly.”  Of course, it was not an actual weapon, and no one was injured in an exercise designed to test ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:49pm
  • With the Funny River fire now 60-percent contained, firefighting and support crews continue to be downsized. The fire size is now calculated to be 193,597 acres. Fire crews are being demobilized and released to other assignments in Alaska and the lower 48 states. Isolated smoke columns have been see...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:49pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Rumblings under Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano have diminished, but scientists are keeping an eye on the state’s most active volcano in case it sends up another ash cloud. The volcano sent an ash plume to 22,000 feet Monday, and it drifted east about 50 miles, prompting the Alaska Volcano...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:47pm
  • With 19 teams representing more than 100 individuals signed up and two new event chairs, the 2014 Relay for Life of Homer, an event supporting the American Cancer Society, is in its final stages of preparation before the annual event occurs June 13-14. Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel are co-chair...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:41pm

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