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  • A Homer surfer rides a wave near high tide on the Spit in Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine.  With cloudy skies forecast by the National Weather Service, it may be awhile before area residents — and surfers — catch another glimpse of the sun....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:42pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With 29 of 30 precincts reporting on Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Kenai Peninsula voters gave a loud “yes” on an increase that more than doubles the existing property tax exemption and “yes” to a school bond that will bring a ne...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. One of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business, the other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four votes ahead, w...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:38pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:35pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. Van Dyke is one of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business. The other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four vo...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 9:59pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties, including search and rescue.“We expect no impact on essential ...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:21pm
  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:16pm
  • A little more than a year after the alleged offense took place, two Homer men — Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19 — were indicted by a Kenai grand jury on Friday for one count each of sexual assault in the second degree.  The grand jury indictment now sends the cases from Di...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 9:32am
  • Recent rains that caused flooding in the Seward and Cooper Landing areas, and along the Kenai River, left their calling card on Tall Tree Avenue, north of Stariski. The force of erosion snapped the weld on a railroad tie used in the abutment of a bridge spanning Stariski Creek, sending gravel and ce...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:06pm
  • It was a one-man show with a one-topic focus at Thursday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay. However, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre took advantage of luncheon gathering to answer questions in addition to the details he provided on of Proposition No. 2. As it’s worded...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:02pm

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