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  • One person died in a house fire in downtown Homer this morning. When firefighters arrived, the home on Rainbow Court was fully engulfed in flames. Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor tried to get in to save the home’s single occupant, but was unsuccessful. Firefighters also were unable to save...

    Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:58pm
  • Fire crews in about an hour contained a 1-acre wildfire that started Wednesday in a yard close to a home in the village of Nikolaevsk, 10 miles east of Anchor Point. Andy Alexandrou, a spokesperson with the Alaska Division of Forestry, said a quick response from 19 firefighters with the Anchor Point...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:12pm
  • News of a family of four missing from their north Kenai residence for nearly two weeks has been unsettling for residents who described the neighborhood as quiet with transient people who don’t live in the area long. “We don’t know everybody in our building much less buildings down the street,...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:42am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Fair has made some changes that will delight music and carnival enthusiasts. Brian White, an award-winning country music artist from Oklahoma and the band Home Free, a country vocal group that won this season’s “Sing Off” on NBC, will perform at the Ninilchick Fairgrounds A...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:35am
  • Maria Fourier sings and plays the ukulele on the Homer Harbor boardwalk last Thursday afternoon....

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:33am
  • Tourists this season could bring more than money to the area. With a high number of measles outbreaks in the Lower 48 from Jan. 1 to June 6, Kenai Public Health Center Nurse Manager Charlie Barrows said Alaskans should be aware of the virus, especially during the summer travel season. “We don’t ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:31am
  • With June 2 the deadline to file as a political party candidate for the Aug. 19 primary election, and with redistricting drawing new election district boundaries, some communities have moved from one district to another. The ballot also will be a mix of familiar, as well as some unfamiliar names.&nb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:30am
  • With the KBBI Public Radio broadcast off, most visitors gone and the Homer City Council adjourned, few might have noticed a post-meeting session. As Mayor Beth Wythe closed the regular meeting, she reminded council members to meet upstairs in the conference room. “What meeting?” Wythe was asked....

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:29am
  • By DAN BALMER MORRIS NEWS SERVICE Alaska State Troopers stumbled upon  a marijuana grow house during an investigation of a separate incident in Kasilof last month. While troopers attempted to locate a wanted person at a residence, they detected the odor of marijuana co...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:28am
  • The Alaska Division of Forestry reported that as of noon Tuesday, the Funny River Fire’s growth remains minimal with smoldering in areas along the Kenai river near Torpedo Lake and along the fire’s eastern flank. Fire resources are continuing to monitor the fire, mop up and repair suppression im...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:10am

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