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  • Craig Pennock, great-grandson of Homer’s namesake, Homer Pennock, and a resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., made his first visit to Homer this week. Traveling with him were his fiancee, Marti Kauffman, and Kauffman’s daughter and her fiancé, Michelle Kauffman and Matt Staber. Kauffman said when ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • A fire threatening inhabitants on Hesketh Island in Kachemak Bay was contained by Sunday after a response by Alaska Division of Forestry wildland fire and resource technicians and volunteer firefighters from Seldovia and the surrounding communities.  According to the neighbors, Nancy Klein’s ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle last Wednesday to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber revolver when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court.  Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned last Thursday on two c...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Homer Animal Friends holds its 14th annual Strut Your Mutt at the city park on the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue, west of Homer Veterinary Clinic, on Saturday. The public is invited to take a walk with their favorite companions, either canine or human, watch the parade of shelter...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers do not suspect any criminal activity in a June 12 moose shooting in Ninilchik. “So far as I know, there’s nothing that looks illegal or could cause criminal charges to be filed in this case,” Sgt. Paul McConnell said. The wildlife troopers believe the shooting was a le...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:04pm
  • With a short break from her duties in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is spending two days with residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula in both Homer and Seldovia....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:58pm
  • To an observer at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, it might have looked like a tennis match between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as action on  proposed changes to the water-sewer rates bounced back and forth. When the dust had settled, the council struck down the proposed rat...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:56pm
  • At 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, handheld radios buzzed to life at South Peninsula Hospital as Bob Letson, the hospital’s chief executive officer, announced the beginning of a drill to test the facility’s evacuation procedures. Under the watchful eye of Bob Becker, a certified healthcare emergency professi...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:52pm
  • Ruth Sensenig, a teacher at Susan B. English Elementary-High School in Seldovia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. A total of 56 fellowships were awarded this year in support of further study of America...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle Wednesday night to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber handgun when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court. Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of th...

    Thu, 06/20/2013 - 4:18pm

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