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  • 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
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault has been rescheduled. In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a new trial the week of Aug. 4 in Homer for Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 19. The trial had been set to start this...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:39pm
  • At first glance, the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Center looks just like any other building on the Homer Spit.  But what’s going on inside is a far cry from the restaurants, galleries and fishing charter businesses found on the Spit. For years, most of the oyster seed, or spat, for Alaska...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:33pm
  • At first glance, the idea of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail seems bizarre. Is that a long, skinny canal like in France? Do buoys bob in the bay showing the exact path a mariner would take to go from Bear Cove to Seldovia?...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:29pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge heard oral argument earlier this week in the lawsuit regarding whether Cook Inlet should be in a federal salmon management plan. Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that. But the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Coo...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:00am
  • Taking a day off for the Memorial Day holiday, the Homer City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday night, with a light agenda that was relatively noncontroversial and a meeting that was less than 90 minutes long.  Public testimony came from an Old Town resident thanking the city for expl...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:58am
  • Work is now underway to update the City of Homer’s Capital Improvement Plan. Community organizations are invited to contact the city manager’s office by June 30 to request that particular projects be included in the new CIP. The Capital Improvement Plan is a 6-year planning document for major ac...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:27pm
  • Sign up now to help maintain trails in Kachemak Bay State Park for Trails Day on June 7. Water taxi rides to trails across the bay are available for a reduced price of $20. Spaces are still available for most projects.  To sign up, visit HoWL Headquarters at 1554 Homer Spit Road. HoWL office ho...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:26pm

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