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  • With a short break from her duties in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is spending two days with residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula in both Homer and Seldovia....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:58pm
  • To an observer at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, it might have looked like a tennis match between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as action on  proposed changes to the water-sewer rates bounced back and forth. When the dust had settled, the council struck down the proposed rat...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:56pm
  • At 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, handheld radios buzzed to life at South Peninsula Hospital as Bob Letson, the hospital’s chief executive officer, announced the beginning of a drill to test the facility’s evacuation procedures. Under the watchful eye of Bob Becker, a certified healthcare emergency professi...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:52pm
  • Ruth Sensenig, a teacher at Susan B. English Elementary-High School in Seldovia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. A total of 56 fellowships were awarded this year in support of further study of America...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:15pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle Wednesday night to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber handgun when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court. Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of th...

    Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:18pm
  • If running shoes and running shorts don’t make you excited, maybe a warmup in a jump suit to “Rocky” will. The coordinators of the June 29 Homer Spit Run are committed to making all the participants feel like Sylvester Stallone. “The goal this year is to make the run fun and festive for ever...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:18pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week indicted a Homer man in the alleged beating of a woman with a bokken, a wooden sword used in martial arts practice.  Adrian W. Rastopsoff, 30, faces two counts each of first-, second- and third-degree assault, and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, all dom...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:15pm
  • A Bayview Park work party will be held at the park, located at the top of Main Street, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. Participants are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets. Some food and snacks will be provided, but volunteers also can feel free to bring picnics. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm
  • The city of Homer and the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center have set up summer parking for motorhomes in downtown Homer and Old Town.  Visitors can park large motorhomes and walk to nearby shopping and dining.  The downtown parking lot is in the old middle school parking lot on...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm
  • The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week extended for 10 days the public review of Buccaneer Alaska’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or C-plan, for its West Eagle drilling prospect off Basargin Road and East End Road. The new deadline for comments from reviewin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm

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