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  • Lower Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have national or state elections to worry about this fall. When we go to the polls on Oct. 1, this time around, as the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill said, all politics is local. In the city of Homer election, a slate of four candidates run for two 3-yea...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • It is unclear when the wreckage of the F/V Six will be pulled out of Cook Inlet, however a U.S. Coast Guard-led team cleared the vessel of any remaining oil-based pollutants on Tuesday. While there was a sheen on the water, there were no fuel or oil-based products left in the vessel’s tanks by the...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:46pm
  • A sandhill crane hides behind a rose bush on a Homer lawn. Kachemak Crane Watch is doing its third day of crane counting on Monday. Report sightings of cranes at reports@cranewatch.org or ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:40am
  • Sen Lisa Murkowski: “Sen. Murkowski is extremely concerned about the attacks that killed over 1,400 Syrians and the United States sending a signal to other dangerous nations like Iran and North Korea that breaking global laws has no consequences. When President Obama announced he ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:32am
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress’s credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in Syria goes unanswered. Obama is seeking congressional and international support for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bash...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:30am
  • The nine-member Kenai Peninsula School Board will make its once-a-year visit to Homer on Monday. A full agenda of committee meetings held in the Homer High School library will keep the board busy throughout the day, beginning in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. The board’s regular...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • A Homer teen pleaded guilty last Wednesday to a reduced charge in a fake bomb incident that happened at Homer High School last May. Zachary Fraley, 18, accepted a plea agreement charging him with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. The Homer High School graduate or...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Who can forget the wide-eyed excitement of youngsters attending the ribbon-cutting marking completion of a community-wide rebuild of Karen A. Hornaday Hillside Park’s playground in May 2012? The improvements are far from over, thanks to two new donations to HoPP, the Homer Playground Project, and ...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:02pm
  • During Tamamta Katurlluta: A Gathering of Native Tradition held in Homer last weekend, (see first of three photos) one of three kayaks arrives on the Homer Spit; (second of three photos) Father Thomas Andrew of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai, offers a blessin...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 4:59pm
  • The ceremonial valve turning in July of a natural gas meter at South Peninsula Hospital drew a crowd of dignitaries, including Gov. Sean Parnell, but when gas actually flowed to two homes on Fairview Avenue, there was no fanfare. Last Friday, Enstar Natural Gas Co. crews turned the valves and starte...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 4:54pm

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