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  • The city of Homer's insurance provider won't pay for damages to homes hit by a mid-January sewage flood. An insurance adjuster for the Alaska Municipal League told the city the event was "an act of God" -- a legal term for a natural disaster no one could have prevented. A third-party engineering rep...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are asking for the public’s help picking out which state lands the borough should gain ownership of as part of its long-standing municipal entitlement land grant. To help, borough residents are being encouraged to use an online mapping tool and survey that will al...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Sixteen-feet wide. That’s the final number and detail in a 14-year dispute between members of the Snomads snowmachine club and an East End Road landowner, Tom Price Jr.  In Eastham et al. v. Price, a case dating back to May 1999, the court ruled in November that the width of a prescriptive ea...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:20pm
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    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:18pm
  • For the first time in more than a decade on the Kenai Peninsula, wildlife managers have a recent brown bear population estimate to inform their game management decisions. Ted Spraker, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game, said he suspects the new number — more than twice the old estimate — will ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:17pm
  • Homer Police are seeking information about a driver who hit and knocked unconscious a 47-year-old man walking on Ben Walters Lane last Wednesday morning. An unidentified driver hit the man about 9 a.m. Jan. 23 in the area of Lupine Court and near the entrance to Building D of the Conifer Woods Apart...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Homer Police last week charged a third person in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of the Grog Shop. James Mumey, 49, was arrested for first-degree robbery and is now at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Kenai. Police said that Mumey provided the silver handgun that his older brother, John Mumey, 50, is alleged t...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:29pm
  • Temperatures in Homer were hovering around zero degrees Sunday afternoon, but at the Tustumena 200 volunteers’ meeting at Captain’s Coffee enthusiasm for this weekend’s sled dog race was anything but chilly.  In 2012, the 200-mile race incorporated McNeil Canyon Elementary School as a che...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:21pm
  • A plan to bring public transportation to Homer remains in the works, with a Chrysler handicap accessible van in Kenai and ready to roll sometime in the near future.  However, due to some contract requirements, getting vouchers printed and other details, the rubber has not yet quite met the road...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Does Homer’s silent majority want natural gas or not?...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:16pm

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