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  • The Healthcare Task Force is warily moving forward with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s proposal to hire a consultant on rural health care....

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:25am
  • With the vote on Proposition 1 looming next Tuesday, the Homer City Council had many of the issues in that question on its agenda at Monday’s regular council meeting. The Nov. 23 meeting was the last council meeting before the election and the council’s Dec. 7 meeting, when the council will pass...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:24am
  • Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to show that the vast majority of homeless students on the peninsula are unsheltered but a few who are either over 18 or staying with a parent and a victim of domestic violence are sheltered at South Peninsula Haven House; and that t...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:21am
  • S aturday may be the Sabbath, but there’ll be very little resting going on at the Homer United Methodist Church on Nov. 21.  That’s when the Kachemak Bay Lions Club is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Basket packing event, and a little help is needed....

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:31am
  • No Kachemak Bay Campus programs are on the chopping block. That’s the good news delivered by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen during a visit last week to Homer. KBC, the branch campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, also won’t see changes to its popular Kach...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:25am
  • The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary results suggest toxins from harmful algal blooms and stress from bacterial infections might be contributing to the deaths. Infections also might cause otters to forage in shallowe...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:23am
  • In less than two weeks, Homer citizens vote in a special election that will decide the fate of the city’s 2016 budget. Last month, City Manager Katie Koester submitted to the Homer City Council, and the council introduced, its budget for next year. Homer follows a calendar fiscal year, with the bu...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:20am
  • The sentencing for an Anchorage man guilty of murder has been postponed and moved to Homer after a communication mishap. Demarqus Green, 23, was found guilty in May of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the 2012 shooting of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green’s defense attorney had ar...

    Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:27pm
  • If your Saturday night plans are still up in the air, Hospice of Homer’s annual “Preparing for the Holidays” auction promises a trifecta of attractions: a good time, plus a way to get ahead on your holiday gifts and help out the community at the same time....

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:19am
  • A man witnesses said dressed like a pirate and acted strangely in a Sept. 25 incident at the Homer Ferry Terminal won’t be prosecuted on a charge of second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony. In court documents filed Oct. 28, assistant district attorney Craig Sparks dismissed the charge agai...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:15am

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