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  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers earlier this month charged three Wasilla fishermen with taking an overlimit of 32 halibut on a July 3 fishing trip out of Anchor Point.  Vasilie Martosheff, 32, Iakov Ivanov, 29, and Nekolay Malahoff, 44, all face charges of taking an overlimit of halibut and violating ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center, will close as of July 31, the board of directors announced this week in letters to the editor of both of Homer’s weekly newspapers.  Current director Chelsea White confirmed the closure, but referred questions to Lolita Brache, president of the board. Whit...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Call it HPL-CSI. That’s Homer Public Library-Crime Scene Investigators.  In the case of a stolen skateboard, library staff last week screening security videos helped identify a person suspected of taking a 13-year-old boy’s custom, handmade, longboard-style skateboard. In a twist in the cas...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:11pm
  • In February, after neighbors in the Noview Avenue area protested putting Smallpond Childcare on their street, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission fell a vote short of approving a conditional use permit, CUP, needed to build.  The commission voted 4-2, with commissioners Roberta Highland and ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook Inlet.  Those views could lead visitors and newcomers to wonder: What would happen if one of the volcanoes blew?...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect that Chris Story is not running for Homer City Council, but has not decided if he will be a candidate for mayor.    Candidate filing for the Oct. 7 municipal election, both the city of Homer and the Kenai Peninsula Borough, ope...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:07pm
  • After, well, who knows how many years exactly, a new Homer Harbormaster’s Office is finally going to happen. “The city has had a new harbormaster’s office on capital improvement lists for quite some time, but the actual planning and design of this has occurred in the last year,” said Carey M...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started their trip off with a little exercise. After arriving by boat from Homer, visitors got off at a floating dock and then onto a raft. Hauli...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:35pm
  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.With Ni...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:15pm

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