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  • 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 - 9:29am
  • 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 - 9:29am
  • 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 - 4:40pm
  • 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 - 4:39pm
  • 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 - 4:38pm
  • At first glance, a natural gas transmission line to serve about 700 Funny River Road area properties looks like a small-scale version of the Anchor Point-Homer gas transmission line.  Like the lower Kenai Peninsula project, the Funny River project on the central peninsula near the Kenai River h...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Cleanup of drilling cuttings, hydraulic fluids and other potentially hazardous waste continues at the site of a truck crash last week near Mile 9.5 East End Road that killed a  Soldotna truck driver hauling drilling cuttings. Trevor Cunningham, 29, was ejected from his truck in the crash on Jan...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:11am
  • With the second year of the 28th Alaska Legislature having started last week, Homer’s legislators are looking at a session missing some of the controversy of last year, particularly with the passage of Senate Bill 21, a bill changing Alaska’s oil tax structure.  The session started Jan. 21,...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:09am
  • • Held an executive session to consider legal advice on how to proceed in a lawsuit won by Ken Castner challenging how the city assessed condominiums in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District.  In public comments before the executive session, Castner criticized the city for filing ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:32pm
  • For once, it wasn’t déjà vu all over again at a Homer City Council meeting. Unlike in October 1990, when angry veterans came to protest reconsideration of putting an American Legion Auxiliary veterans memorial in WKFL Park, this Monday when another decision about putting a monument in the park c...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:31pm

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