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  • British adventurer Sarah Outen waves as she rides her bike, Hercules, on the Homer Spit as she sets off for New York. Kate Krautler, to her left, and Frida Renner were part of an escort of about 20 bicyclists who joined Outen part of the way out of town. Some rode as far as Anchor Point. Outen, 29, ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:07pm
  • CoastWalk, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies annual beach clean up and survey, starts today with a kick-off talk at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on the Sterling Highway....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:06pm
  • The Salvation Army will hold a coat give-away at its 1468 Sterling Highway location from noon-2 p.m. Sept. 13. As in past three years, the coats have been donated by Fred Meyer and are distributed throughout Alaska free of charge. “There are no requirements,” said Lt. Christin Frankhauser of the...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:05pm
  • Larry Patson of Bullhead City, Ariz., holds a halibut with a tag worth $250 in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Sea Lion Cove of Homer sponsored the tagged fish. Patson was fishing with Capt. Keith Kalke of Ocean Hunter Charters aboard the Ocean Hunter. The derby runs through Sept. 15....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:51pm
  • 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

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