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  • Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks away....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:44pm
  • Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman on Wednesday dismissed second-degree sexual assault charges against two brothers alleged to have assaulted a teenage boy with an object at a September 2012 party in Homer. Bauman had set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Jose...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:42pm
  • Temperatures climbed high enough Saturday during the fourth annual Salmonstock music festival that many in the crowd stripped down to enjoy the sunshine in Ninilchik....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:41pm
  • It was bad enough when a 17-year-old boy texted while driving. But when the boy then ran into a Homer cop, his day got a little bit worse.  Homer Police in late July charged the boy with texting while driving and negligent driving. According to a criminal complaint by Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Bro...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:42pm
  • Following an assault on a child by another child at a Homer child care facility, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Licensing, last month suspended the license of that facility. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that about 3:30 p.m. July 22, a South Peninsula Hospital em...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced his resignation during his superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday in Soldotna. His resignation is effective Dec. 1. According to a press release from the district received via email following the meeti...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:44pm
  • The trial for two brothers charged with sexual assault that was scheduled to begin next week has been canceled. At a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman said he also would likely dismiss the indictments “without prejudice,” meaning the district a...

    Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:16pm
  • Seven days and 16 hours after they left Key West, Fla., the first riders finished the 2014 Hoka Hey Challenge. Jeff Kohn of Florida and George Jackman of Idaho crossed under the finish line banner near the end of the Homer Spit at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, said finish line coordinator Annie Malloy....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Author and scientist Dr. David Montgomery will speak at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual “Splash Bash,” a free, public event with food, music and information celebrating clean water and healthy salmon, and recognizing Inletkeeper’s members and supporters.  The bash will be held at Bishops...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:33pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault remains scheduled for Monday, but a hearing late Wednesday after press time could change that.  In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anth...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:32pm

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