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  • The 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival shows next week at the Homer Theatre starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Two films or collections of short films are shown nightly. Under the theme “Films worth freezing for,” each night includes about three hours of movies. Admission is $12 g...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:29am
  • Homer Police last week put out an alert asking residents to be on the alert for thefts from vehicles in the Mattox Street and Ben Walters Lane area of town. Over the last two months, police have noticed an increase in calls reporting thefts from cars. In all cases the thefts were in unlocked vehicle...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:28am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested a Voznesenka man after they said he threatened to first kill a 17-year-old boy and burn down his house and then threatened to kill three men and burn down their house. Joseph Kuzmin, 40, faces charges of second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree bur...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:27am
  • Even though the Homer City Council in December passed a balanced budget, for the virtuous as well as the wicked there can be no rest. When voters passed a ballot measure suspending for three years the .75-percent of sales taxes to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, the council said it woul...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25am
  • Several controversial cannabis ordinances on the agenda of Monday’s Homer City Council meeting have led officials to set up overflow seating at City Hall for the Feb. 22 meeting. Participants can listen in a back-up meeting hall in the Planning Department, but to testify must speak in the Cowles c...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:24am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man following a report about 4:20 a.m. Feb. 10 that a man was at the South Peninsula Hospital Emergency Room with serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Troopers charged James Dixon, 45, with first-degree assault, second-degree assau...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:20am
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the State Drug Enforcement Unit-Soldotna, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants,...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the Soldotna Drug Enforcement Unit, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants, many ...

    Tue, 02/16/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information clarifying how a commercial cannabis ban in Homer would affect the area outside of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. A ban would not affect those areas....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:04pm

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