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  • After 13 years away from the Kenai Peninsula, former Homer News and Peninsula Clarion reporter Doug Loshbaugh is back. This time not as a journalist, however. Loshbaugh is the new assistant chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area. Loshbaugh served on the Homer Volunteer Fire Depart...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The word on the street at the end of Homer’s traditional summer tourist season is “incredible” — incredible business and incredible weather. “Everybody I’ve talked to — this is not like pie in the sky — charter operators, accommodations, Safeway, retail outlets, Ulmer’s, they all s...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:34pm
  • An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:03pm
  • In November 2013, Josh Chambers was wounded in action while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan. For the injuries he sustained in that attack, Chambers, a 2000 Homer High School graduate who is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., has received the Purple Heart. For his ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man with driving under the influence after investigating a report that a Jeep was in the Anchor River near Mile 162.5 Sterling Highway. Christopher Dawson, 52, also was charged with protection of fish and game-operating a motor vehicle in a salmon stre...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
  • SOLDOTNA — Jobs for Alaskans, funding for education and improving health care were topics that resonated with five candidates vying for three seats in the state House of Representatives as they discussed their legislative goals during a forum Tuesday in Soldotna. The five candidates running for Di...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:57am
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits. Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room needs DVD movies (appropria...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:47am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell appointed Kachemak Bay Campus associate professor Michael Hawfield to the Alaska Historical Commission, the governor’s office announced in a press release last week. Hawfield was appointed to a seat nominated by the Alaska Historical Society. Parnell also appointed Wayne Jensen o...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:46am
  • Margaret Cisco of Assistive Technology of Alaska will visit Homer and Anchor Point on Sept. 4 and 5 to meet with individuals experiencing vision and-or hearing loss and demonstrating assistive equipment that could make everyday life easier. On Sept. 4 from 1:30-5 p.m., Cisco will be at Anchor Point ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:44am

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