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  • If you think the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival is over, well, think again. The organizers spent three months planning and assembling an over-the-top “Opening Ceremonies” event which had to be rescheduled to this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Mariner Park on the Spit because of snow. This being Ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:22pm
  • You know that saying it isn’t over until somebody sings? Well, whoever said it must have been talking about the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival. When an unexpected storm slammed Homer last Friday, organizers for this year’s festivities — Dax Radtke and Dean and Genny Miller — made a last-minute c...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Gradually increasing winds alerted southern Kenai Peninsula residents that something was amiss last Thursday evening. Decorative wind chimes on porches began to make noise. Then the chimes began banging against walls. Then, well, before things died down late on Friday, gusts exceeding 60 miles an ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:49pm
  • “Not in my back yard,” the rallying cry for neighbors opposed to anything from gravel pits to big box stores, got raised again last week when property owners in the Noview Avenue area spoke against a proposed child-care facility on a lot near the west end of Noview near Mullikin Street....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:29pm
  • Homer Police issued a warning this week of a new phone scam that hits close to home: the caller claims to an “assistant chief” from the Homer Police Department and even has a caller ID showing the call is from police....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Due to a winter storm, tonight’s opening ceremonies for the Homer Winter Carnival have been cancelled. The ceremonies have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. “There’s nothing more Homer than having opening ceremonies at the end,” said Dax Radtke, one of th...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:41pm
  • A wind storm that blew in Thursday night has knocked out power throughout the Kenai Peninsula. As of 2:20 p.m., the outage affected Homer Electric Customers in these areas:   ·         Old Sterling Highway between Homer and Anchor Point, 358 members affe...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:44am
  • A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse. McClendon was arrested on Jan. 9 for first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft of a firearm, first-degree misconduct involving weapons for felon in p...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:06pm
  • The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report for the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Alaska plane in Homer. According to the report, the Beechcraft 1900C plane had a nose and main landing gear collapse during landing.  Two flight crew members and 13 passenger...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:26am
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual HomerWinter Carnival - Thursday, Feb. 6 thru Sunday, Feb. 9 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Feb. 6 Annual Upstairs-Boutique Balloon Party! 11 a.m.–6 p.m. ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:42am

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