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  • Homer area residents, both young and old, gathered at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center tree-lighting last week, to visit with Santa and let him know what they wanted to find under the tree come Christmas morning. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:13pm
  • The sometimes polarized communities of the Kenai Peninsula came together this week to oppose House Bill 77. During a hearing in Soldotna on Monday, without exception, the public expressed displeasure for two portions of HB77: the removal of public input on permits and the loss of personal access to ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • The Homer High School Mariner hockey game with Wasilla scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather conditions. Icy roads and freezing rain have resulted in closed some schools across Southcentral Alaska, including the Mat-Su Borough and Anchorage. The following hockey games at the Kevin Bel...

    Thu, 12/05/2013 - 4:05pm
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    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:58pm
  • With the high level of attention received by House Bill 77, Sen. Peter Micciche has requested public meetings with leadership of the Department of Natural Resources and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Two have been scheduled: • Dec. 9 in Soldotna with DNR Deputy Commissioner E...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged an Anchor Point man with the theft of a Dodge Durango from an Anchorage parking lot in May. Troopers found the truck on May 12 after it had been abandoned in a car crash on Coleman Lantern Avenue in Anchor Point. Dylan C. Adkins, 24, is charged with first-degr...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:26pm
  • Homer Police said a man arrested on Sunday for stealing a Subaru Forester is a suspect in other recent burglaries and break-ins. Police charged Lucky Ackerman, 35, with first-degree vehicle theft, a felony, but other charges may be forthcoming for burglary and theft, said Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhn...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:23pm
  • In an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will close 55 motor-vehicle waste disposal wells across Alaska at state vehicle repair and maintenance facilities. Some wells are in groundwater-protection areas and pose a ri...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Homer city workers complaining about proposed increases of health-insurance premiums won’t find much sympathy among small businesses and employees also looking at increasing health insurance costs. In a survey of health insurance premiums for private-sector workers, some employees pay almost 10 ti...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:02pm
  • With employee health insurance costs rising, the Homer City Council’s direction to City Manager Walt Wrede earlier this year was clear: Curb the increase....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:54pm

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