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  • Whales swim through Kachemak Bay on Wednesday morning. Longtime residents report more humpback and Minke whales have stayed in Kachemak Bay longer than anyone can remember....

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:18pm
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will host the annual Haunted Hickory food drive on Oct. 29. The annual event, which dates back to when the Coast Guard Cutter Sedge was homeported in Homer, is sponsored by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory each year around Halloween.  Since i...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:35am
  • As of Oct. 6, the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Main Street is a four-way full stop intersection. The new stoplight is not yet connected to power, so it remains dark, but Swanson General Contractors owner Rob Swanson, whose company put in the light, wants to emphasize that that doesn’t mean i...

    Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:01am
  • Alaska salmon scored a partial victory this week, but PacRim’s coal mine could still happen. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted an instream flow reservation, or IFR, to Chuitna Citizen’s Coalition for the lower section of Middle Creek. Middle Creek is part of the wate...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:48pm
  • Proposition 1, a controversial ballot initiative to remove from some cities the right to tax groceries year-round, passed in a landslide Tuesday night, with overwhelming support in Homer. Proposition 1 is the continuation of a 2008 citizens’ initiative to repeal the winter tax on nonprepared foods...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:47pm
  • In the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly race between two political novices, Willy Dunne, 60, handily defeated Dawson Slaughter, 25, with 56.26 percent to 43.51 percent of the vote in unofficial results.  Dunne, of Fritz Creek, led in all precincts except Slaughter’s hometown of Anc...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:46pm
  • In unofficial Homer City Council results, Donna Aderhold has emerged as the apparent top vote getter, taking 46 percent of votes cast. To avoid a run-off, candidates had to receive at least 20 percent of the total votes cast for two seats, said City Clerk Jo Johnson. Aderhold easily overcame that ba...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:44pm
  • Nikiski area residents shot down a law enforcement service area in Tuesday’s municipal election. Barring any changes after absentee ballots are counted, Proposition 2 failed with 541 votes cast against it and 399 votes in favor of it. The measure asked Nikiski voters to approve the creation of a N...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:38pm
  • The signs of fall in Homer are many: the Spit closes, the tourists disperse back to their respective homes Outside. Fireweed burns red on the Reber Trail. Moose season ends. And outside Elise Boyer’s house up East Hill Road, a line of cars fills the driveway. Inside, nine people have gathered to c...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:15pm
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