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  • If you ever wondered why an elected official voted this way or that, or were determined you could do a better job, here’s your chance. The Oct. 1 election for city and borough positions is just around the corner and candidate filing is getting underway. Homer Candidacy filing begi...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:24pm
  • Homer will go forward into the past with a redistricting plan passed last month by the Alaska Redistricting Board. Following an Alaska Supreme Court decision that the board redo the 2012 plan, the board last month approved new House and Senate districts and, if it wins court approval, will include t...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:23pm
  • On his visit to Homer last Thursday to be the host of the fifth Governor’s Family Picnic held in Alaska this summer, Gov. Sean Parnell stopped by the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club weekly noon meeting for a short speech and a lot of questions. “I like to spend a lot more time interacting with you than...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:09pm
  • The Homer Advisory Planning Commission has denied a conditional use permit application by Eric Lee of Slingblade Aviation to put a heliport on the Homer Spit. Lee proposed a helipad that would be on the beach across the Homer Spit Road from the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. He would run about five fli...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:46pm
  • The first Concert on the Lawn was held 34 years ago. Although the weather was the best the concert has enjoyed in a number of years, attendance was down. KBBI reported 850 concert-goers on Saturday and 550 on Sunday....

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:22pm
  • A preliminary hearing was continued on Friday, July 26, in the case of Zachary Fraley, the Homer High School student charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, for allegedly placing a bomb-like device at the high school that caused an evacuation of the school on May 16.  Judge...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:18pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police are calling the death of a Homer man “suspicious.”  Two people walking the Poopdeck Trail found the body of Mark Matthews, 61, about 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Matthews was lying on his back, police said in a press release. Hi...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:17pm
  • A 9-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Bishop’s Beach last Thursday is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Providence Hospital recovering from his injuries.  According to Homer Police, at about 3:45 p.m. Katie Brock, the mother of the boy, Anthony Brock, 9, reported him missing at Bishop...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Homer Police are calling the death of a Homer man “suspicious.” Two people walking the Poopdeck Trail found the body of Mark Matthews, 61, about 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Matthews was lying on his back, police said in a press release. His body was sent to the Alaska Medical Examiner’s Office for a fo...

    Tue, 07/30/2013 - 2:17pm
  • Thirty years since the Kenai Peninsula Borough converted the Homer landfill to a baling-landfill facility, the site will undergo another conversion of sorts Aug. 1, with completion of a 9,000-square-foot building where household trash, referred to as municipal solid waste, will be placed into contai...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:18pm

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