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  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski paid a visit to Homer on Saturday, June 25, where she visited the Homer Farmers Market, talked with locals, and chowed down on a local favorite — Alibi’s halibut taco — in the early afternoon. Murkowski stopped in Homer on her way to the BlueCrest Energy’s ceremonial open...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:42pm
  • If an intravenous drug user goes into The Exchange at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center to dispose of their used needles, they can receive a “safer injection kit,” condoms, Narcan overdose response kits, free rapid HIV and Hepatitis C tests, and other health-related information. They ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:19pm
  • Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy set bail and conditions of release on Wednesday for Stephen R. Boyle, 43, a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Boyle is the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services. At his hearing yesterday, Kenai Peninsula ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:18pm
  • A group of Homer residents and visitors gathered around the gazebo in WKFL Park on Friday evening and read the names of the 49 people who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida early in the morning on June 12....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:18pm
  • Downtown Homer will see two big road projects for summer 2018, a rehabilitation and drainage improvements for Lake Street between East End Road and the Sterling Highway, and repaving of Pioneer Avenue from Lake Street to the Sterling Highway. Of the two, Lake Street see the biggest changes, with the...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 2:14pm
  • Homer Police on Thursday arrested Stephen R. Boyle, the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services, on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, an unclassified felony. Boyle, 43, appeared at the Homer Courthouse on Friday morning for his arraignment. Homer District Court Judge Marg...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:31pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Ninilchik River will open to the harvest of hatchery-reared king salmon beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016. King salmon are stocked in the Ninilchik River each year by the Alaska Departme...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:32am
  •          Homer Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, is 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday at the Homer Middle School track. Teams or individuals will walk the track in a relay to raise money. Relay for Life starts with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., followed...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:20pm
  • A pilot syringe exchange program, The Exchange, starts with its first event from 5-7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 21, at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center at 203 West Pioneer Avenue. The project will take place in the southwest corner of the building. The Exchange will be offered 5-7 every oth...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:51pm
  • A proposed ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would move the hospital service area boundary south. The move would shift Ninilchik from the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area, resulting in a drop in the mill rate for Nin...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:25pm

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