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  • With less that two weeks left until the Nov. 4 general election, Cordova-born Robert “Moose” Henrichs is busy spreading the word that he is running as a candidate for Senate District P. Also running is Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak. “Things are going well,” Henrichs, who describes himself as a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:59pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital invites kids under the age of 7 to the Trick or Treat Fun House from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. There will be tricks, treats and games at the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Gym, which is in the Rehabilitation Department (use the hospital’s lower-level, west-end entrance)...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Margaret Cisco of Assistive Technology of Alaska will be coming back to Homer Oct. 31 and is scheduling appointments with people who experience vision and-or hearing loss and will be demonstrating assistive equipment that could make their everyday life easier. ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:40pm
  • After more than two decades, Kachemak City, Homer’s neighbor to the east, has a new mayor. Bill Overway was chosen by his colleagues on the Kachemak City Council to take the place of Phil Morris, who chose not to run for re-election. “I’ve got some big boots to fill,” said Overway. “(Morri...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:40pm
  • With all of the absentee and questioned ballots counted in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Mike Navarre has emerged as the winner of the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to the borough’s unofficial results. In Homer, after the city canvass board reviewed absentee and other ball...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:07pm
  • A prosecutor with the Anchorage office of the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division, has taken over review of a September 2012 sexual assault of a teenage boy at an East End Road drinking party. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, had been charged with second-degree assault in t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:04pm
  • A 17-year-old girl suffered head and facial injuries in a Tuesday afternoon two-car crash at Main Street and the Sterling Highway. Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns said the girl, the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer heading north on Main Street, did not appear to wear her seatbelt and hit her head on a wind...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:57pm
  • Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, the Japanese city of Teshio gifted representatives of Homer, including the Homer City Council, with “happi coats,” garments frequently reserved for festivals. Amidst an evening of budgets, ordinances and resolutions, the coats, which arrived in time for the...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:54pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:51pm
  • Raise high the windsock, sculptor Anchorage artist Rachelle Dowdy, right, installs her fanciful loon sculpture with windsock at Bishop’s Beach Park on Monday. Assisting her are Michael Walsh, center, of Bunnell Street Arts Center, and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, lef...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:47pm

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