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  • 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 - 2:31pm
  • 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 - 11:32am
  •          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 - 3:20pm
  • 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 - 2:51pm
  • 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 - 5:25pm
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    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • “You can sleep in the winter,” people who work in the busy summer fishing and tourism industries say when work becomes hectic. To that might be added another saying: “You can testify in the winter.”...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Type in “Trethewey” on an iPhone, and autocorrect wants to turn the name into “Truth Way.” That software glitch expresses the sentiment of poet and keynote speaker Natasha Trethewey’s talk last Friday at the state of the 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 10-14 at La...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescuers last Wednesday had to peel the roof off a crunched Toyota sedan that trapped a 17-year-old Homer boy. Even though a truck towing a boat and trailer had plowed into the passenger side of the Toyota, the victim, Trevor Fenex, escaped serious injury. On Friday h...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • A Homer man accused of sexual abuse of a minor led police on a foot chase before being arrested last week. Cim Joel Blair, 34, was arrested Friday in Homer and has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, according to court documents and an online Alaska State Troo...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm

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