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  • Gov. Sean Parnell put pen to paper last week to officially sign legislation declaring each March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The signing ceremony, which took place in the Speaker’s chambers, was crowded with legislators and veterans of the war, some of whom serve in the Legislature. “This...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:39am
  • It took three tries, but at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Endeavour-Spirit Independence jack-up rig left the Homer Deep Water Dock. Towed by two Titan tugs, with a third on stand by, within an hour the Endeavour had rounded the Homer Spit and was heading up Kachemak Bay toward the Cosmopolitan oil and gas l...

    Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:50am
  • Jury selection started on Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse in the trial of Ralph K. Vos, 24. Vos faces four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault relating to a July 10, 2012, incident in which he’s alleged to have had unwanted sex with a woman, then ...

    Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:17am
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In  this three-part series, the Homer News looks at some of the challenges in converting to natural gas — including how the conversion hurts some businesses. As trees come...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:49pm
  • A political science student could have garnered good field research Monday night at the Anchor Point Senior Center when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Fish Habitat Task Force held a town hall meeting. Public testimony spoke to a classic question that has vexed American political theory since...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Endeavour still at dock A planned departure on Tuesday did not happen for the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence. The rig, operated by Buccaneer Alaska, had been given a March 26 deadline by the city of Homer to leave. Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins extended that deadline afte...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:01pm
  • A court hearing for an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to April 18, with a possible trial set for the week of April 22. Tonee Walker, 58, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of third-degree ass...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:00pm
  • There was only one ordinance scheduled for public hearing at the Homer City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Ordinance 13-07, sponsored by City Manager Walt Wrede and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, appropriated up to $42,450 from the Sewer, Water and Fleet Reserve Fund to purchase a steamer ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:59pm
  • Anticipating a quarter-of-a-million savings, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is following through with plans to have a contractor transfer Homer’s waste to the Central Peninsula Landfill when construction of the Homer site is complete in August.  “I actually signed approval to mo...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:58pm
  • Frank Mullen and Liz Diament face off in the Homer Public Library’s 2013 Scrabble Tournament on Saturday. Mullen placed third in World Game Players Organization category, with Mike Gracz in first and David Ciptal in second. Judy Sanford was first in the Advanced Level Amateur category, with Wendy ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 1:25pm

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