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    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:46pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer For Homer residents following the progress to bring natural gas to Homer, some of what was said at the Enstar Natural Gas community meeting at the Homer High School commons on Jan. 9 was familiar. Some of it, however, was new and offered m...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:33pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER While the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District was the focus of Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting (see story, page 1), the council also took other actions, including approval of an ordinance disbursing net earni...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:16pm
  • Autumn Jones had just finished working out and was getting ready to leave her East End Road home on China Poot Court on Jan. 7. Her daughter, Destiny, 13, was in class at Homer Middle School. Her partner, Neils Cordes, was at work. “Then some guy came and told me the house was on...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:11pm
  • Civil rights talk set for Jan. 21 Stephen Haycoxwill present a talk on “Civil Rights in Alaska: The Historical Perspective and the Popular Perception” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The program is in honor of Alaska Civil Righs Day and is presented with support from the University of Ala...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:55pm
  • STAFF REPORT A preliminary hearing held Friday for the two defendants charged with robbing the Grog Shop liquor store has been continued to Feb. 1. John Mumey, 50, and Terry Lashley-Elliot, 32, were charged in December with one count each of first-degree robbery, a class A felony....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:55pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER On a second vote to repeal a seasonal sales tax exemption on food, the Homer City Council again defeated the ordinance proposed last year by council member Bryan Zak.  This time, with council member Beau Burgess switching his vote, the...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:51pm
  • Homer residents took to the microphone at Monday’s regular Homer City Council meeting to express their views on formation of a citywide Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Among those testifying was Homer Mayor Beth Wythe. Before commenting, Wythe — who has been determined to have a c...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:51pm
  • What was meant to be a short, two-hour snowmachine ride with a friend last Friday turned out much differently for Steven Craig, 41, of Homer. After Craig became lost, an estimated 100 individuals on the ground and in the air spent the weekend battling foul weather in hopes of finding the snowmachine...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:49pm
  • It’s 1:30 a.m. when Laurie Speakman gets the call. Alaska State Trooper Dispatch tells her another one has been hit and gives her the GPS coordinates. Outside it’s probably below zero when she starts the pickup, equipped with a flashing siren, a wench and a boom. She dresses in thick clothing wh...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:26pm

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