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  • One of the drivers involved in a Christmas Day crash that severely injured an Anchor Point girl has been charged with driving under the influence and assault. ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:49am
  • Far from a solemn march, Homer’s Relay for Life event promises to celebrate the successes achieved by cancer survivors and the strength shown by those continuing to battle the disease. ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:46am
  • T he town of Homer was born on the Spit so it makes sense that this 4.5-mile-long rocky handle of land also raises up generations of its kids.  Take 14-year-old Finn, the namesake of Finn’s Pizza. A winter resident of Portland, Ore., Finn has spent every summer of his life on the Spit. When p...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:36am
  • After 23 years of service, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island ends its tour of duty. Sometime soon it will sail away to be decommissioned at the Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md. A farewell ceremony is at 10 a.m. today at the Homer Elks Lodge. Homer won’t lose the 18 crewmembers and their f...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:31am
  • Springtime in Alaska brings green-up and road construction. Cautionary road-work signs are blooming like flowers along Kenai Peninsula highways. Major projects will affect area drivers for months. Repaving and road rehabilitation are underway out East End Road and on the Sterling Highway between Nin...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:19am
  • His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 greeted him at the Homer Harbor load-launch ramp, many waving Norwegian flags and wearing Norwegian sweaters. Several fishing boats also hung Norwegian fla...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:23pm
  • Homer Community Food Pantry needs canned goods: fruit, vegetables, beans, chili, Spahgetti-O’s, ravioli, soups, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, refried beans and volunteers. Contact:Food Pantry at 235-1968  ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:54am
  • Regan Baker, left, hands a Spit Sisters flier to Norma Gardner, right, of Bonbonniere, Ill., at the Deep Water Dock on Tuesday, after the M/V Statendam docked. Regan was helping out her family’s business on the Spit. The Holland American ship was the first cruise ship to dock in Homer. It next vis...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:27am
  • Debate over the value of marketing, small business development and the Kenai Peninsula’s economic development district dominated budget discussion May 19 as Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members worked to cut spending.  The FY 2015-16 budget proposal for the borough went through a second r...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:34am
  • This year’s halibut sport fishery has begun with both tradition and change. The tradition is the successful Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, and the change is a set of new regulations. May 15 marked the official start and the 30th anniversary of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s popular halibut derby....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:57am

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