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  • The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents to form a new House majority caucus. Seaton will be co-chair of Finance for the operating budget — his only commit...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:01pm
  • A longtime Homer fisherman reported overdue from a kayaking trip on Sunday was found dead by a fellow fisherman early Monday morning. The body of Ken Jones, 72, was found in the water off the Anchor Point bluff about 2:30 a.m. Monday, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. Six fishing boats had gone out...

    Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:49pm
  • Homer celebrates Veterans Day...

    Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:54pm
  • It’s that time of year again at the Homer News – the Great Turkey Giveaway is back and we’ve partnered with fantastic advertisers to help you put Tom Turkey on the table this Thanksgiving season. To enter, pick up a copy of the Homer News and fill out a turkey for one of our advertisers, then ...

    Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:57pm
  • Veterans Day ceremonies start at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Homer Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. The Anchor Point Veterans of Foreign Wars holds a brief ceremony there. A parade of veterans organizations then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Mai...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:26pm
  • Editor's note: The name of Louie Gjosund was spelled incorrectly and has been corrected. An early morning fire burned to the deck a 32-foot commercial fishing boat at the Homer Harbor on Nov. 3. In the first use of a new harbor fire-fighting system, Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and H...

    Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:08pm
  • A Soldotna sportfish charter captain charged with fishing violations after he bragged about his clients’ catch on Facebook in May 2015 pleaded guilty last month to two amended charges for taking halibut in violation of National Marine Fisheries Service rules. Erickson pleaded guilty to taking two ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:25pm
  • Doo-dee-doop. That’s the sound lower Kenai Peninsula residents get when they try to call the Alaska State Troopers nonemergency dispatch phone number, 907-235-8239. The three-tone beep is followed by a recorded message saying “We’re sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed.”...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:22pm
  • Short-lived outage on Oct. 28 hits thousands of HEA customers A widespread outage cut power to more than 9,000 consumers of Homer Electric Association, Inc. on the Kenai Peninsula last Friday afternoon. HEA’s Bruce Shelley said staff became aware of the outage around 12:45 p.m. Oct. 28 and that it...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:39pm
  • The city won’t object to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game installing a gate at the top of the Airport Beach Access Road off Kachemak Drive, City Manager Katie Koester said in a letter last week. At the Oct. 24 Homer City Council meeting, Koester told the council of Fish and Game plans to put...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:37pm

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