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  • OK, People. It’s time. Homer Winter Carnival is here, and everything it’s always been is back, plus four new crowd-pleasers we hope you’ll enjoy. Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, The Mariner Theater and Homer Lions Club host the “Mr Homer Pageant.” (Yes, “pageant.”)  Then Friday, my f...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:05am
  • An Anchor Point woman stopped with a mobile phone in her lap was charged with driving a motor vehicle with screen device operating — the official charge for the offense of driving while texting or driving while looking at a computer screen.  Ruth Rodriquez, 23, was arrested on the charge and ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:33am
  • A trial scheduled this week in the case of Anthony Resetarits and Joseph Resetarits has been delayed until the week of April 7. Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, are charged with one count each of second-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident at a September 2012 East End Ro...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:32am
  • The National Weather Service Alaska on Wednesday issued a red flag warning for the western Kenai Peninsula from 6 p.m. today through midnight Friday. A red flag warning means that critical fire conditions are imminent.  “Residents are encouraged to check your local conditions and consult with...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:31am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 17-year-old Palmer boy has been arrested after leading officers on a 63-mile chase on the Parks Highway that ended near Willow. Troopers say the pursuit began when troopers tried to stop the teenager for erratic driving, speeding and failure to dim head...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Homer Police are investigating two Pioneer Avenue break-ins that happened sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday morning. The break-ins happened at the Salvation Army store and J & B Smokehouse. Both businesses are within a block of each other, with the Salvation Army just west of Pio...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Does a police officer have a duty to confirm there is sufficient probable cause to stop a driver? That’s the question raised in a motion filed by an assistant public defender on behalf of a Homer woman charged with driving under the influence. However, because the Kenai District Attorney’s offic...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Strap on your seatbelt. This 2014 Homer Winter Carnival, with its “dancing in the streets” theme, promises to be action-packed with a combination of the best events from years gone by and the addition of some new-this-year excitement. The fun begins today and continues through Sunday, s...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:40pm
  • Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the prospect of declining budgets for the Division of Sport Fish, its current home, does not mean the reserve will close or move. “That’s not th...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:39pm
  • A little thing like no snow wasn’t enough to stop Sunday’s Ski For Women, an annual event benefiting Haven House. Changing ski boots for running shoes, a crowd of about 75 people of all ages — some in strollers, some pushing strollers — showed up at the snow-free Homer High School track and ...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:38pm

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