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  • A 22-foot Chris Craft boat burned to the waterline and sank on the Fourth of July off Yukon Island, but all four mariners on board made it off safely in a life raft. A passing mariner rescued them. None of the boaters suffered injuries. “Nobody got wet. They were a little rattled from the fire and...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:27am
  • Homer scofflaws expecting “three hots and a cot” — three meals and a bed — when arrested by Alaska State Troopers will get a bonus under a new jail contract the city of Homer agreed to last month: a ride up the road.  If troopers arrest someone on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Homer are...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:26am
  • When it’s all tallied up, members the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly spent well over six hours listening to testimony on an ordinance that would have repealed portions of the borough’s controversial riparian habitat protection program. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:23am
  • All we needed were red knit caps. On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s famous ocean exploring boat, the Calypso. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:18am
  • Anchor Point July 4 12:30 p.m. July Fourth parade lineup Silver King Campground, Anchor Point Road 1 p.m. Parade Silver King Campground to Slide Hole Campground   2 p.m., VFW Post 10221, Milo Fritz Road. Sign up, Horseshoe Tournament,&...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:02am
  • This year, the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, which means some good news for celebrants on the lower Kenai Peninsula: • Hey, you might get Friday off, too. City, borough, state and federal offices are closed Friday, as is the Homer Senior Center lunch. • That makes the holiday a three-day wee...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:50am
  • I would like to talk about community health, but I am not a health professional.  Let me make that clear up front. Luckily, one of the beautiful things about this community is that nothing is black and white. All you have to do is read the opinion pieces in the newspaper in February to know tha...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:44am
  • Most of the traffic at the Salty Dawg at 11 a.m. on a recent Monday consists of tourists buying sweatshirts. But there’s some workaday drinking going on in here, too, including three guys from Louisiana off the 250-foot M/V Reliant. Employed by a contractor for Crowley on a natural gas pi...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:36am
  • A reckless driver in a Jeep Cherokee on Pioneer Avenue about 8 p.m. June 25 prompted two people to make 911 calls. Police said several people also called on the nonemergency line. When the driver hit a stop sign at Forest Glen Drive off the Sterling Highway, that got the attention of an off-duty Ala...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:31am
  • The Homer City Council set an apparent record at its regular Monday night meeting with what may be the largest council packet ever, a two-volume, 1,600-page tome that included 700 pages on beach policy recommendations.  Technically, the June 29 meeting was a special meeting since most council m...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:30am

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