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  • A pilot syringe exchange program, The Exchange, starts with its first event from 5-7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 21, at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center at 203 West Pioneer Avenue. The project will take place in the southwest corner of the building. The Exchange will be offered 5-7 every oth...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:51pm
  • A proposed ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would move the hospital service area boundary south. The move would shift Ninilchik from the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area, resulting in a drop in the mill rate for Nin...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:25pm
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    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • “You can sleep in the winter,” people who work in the busy summer fishing and tourism industries say when work becomes hectic. To that might be added another saying: “You can testify in the winter.”...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Type in “Trethewey” on an iPhone, and autocorrect wants to turn the name into “Truth Way.” That software glitch expresses the sentiment of poet and keynote speaker Natasha Trethewey’s talk last Friday at the state of the 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 10-14 at La...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescuers last Wednesday had to peel the roof off a crunched Toyota sedan that trapped a 17-year-old Homer boy. Even though a truck towing a boat and trailer had plowed into the passenger side of the Toyota, the victim, Trevor Fenex, escaped serious injury. On Friday h...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • A Homer man accused of sexual abuse of a minor led police on a foot chase before being arrested last week. Cim Joel Blair, 34, was arrested Friday in Homer and has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, according to court documents and an online Alaska State Troo...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • In hearings today at the Homer Courthouse, Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy granted motions by defense attorneys to dismiss felony charges for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. In separate hearings held telephonically Friday afternoon, June 10, on a mot...

    Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:10pm
  • American Legion Post 18 in Ninilchik is looking for bands to compete in their Battle of the Bands community fundraiser on July 9. Any music group interested can register up until June 25. The top band will win $500 and “bragging rights,” according to a press release from the American Legion. Sec...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:27am
  • Due to the temporary housing crunch in Juneau caused by the popular biennial Celebration, the legislature is taking a short recess from the special session, Rep. Paul Seaton said in an email on Tuesday. He will be back in Homer during the recess and will meet with the House District 31 community at ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:26am

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