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  • Homer Police have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a theft about 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27 from the Homer Safeway grocery store. Police said that on Tuesday a man left the store with a basket full of items. In a video camera image of the man, he wears a dark hoody sweatshirt with a lo...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:39pm
  • In an executive session, the City Manager Selection Committee on Wednesday chose four finalists for Homer City Manager. All the finalists will be interviewed telephonically by the Homer City Council in a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. The finalis...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:21pm
  • A small flock of crows fly around and roost on a driftwood log at the Mariner Park beach on Tuesday afternoon. Crows can be seen frequently on the beaches of Kachemak Bay....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:12pm
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; washe...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:04pm
  • KENAI — In an unusual arraignment hearing held Tuesday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse, two brothers charged with harassment in a September 2012 Homer teen drinking party incident pleaded not guilty to new charges filed in December. However, lawyers for Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetar...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Although the Homer City Council appropriated pay raises for council members and the mayor in the 2015 budget, an ordinance setting those raises into law failed 3-2 at the council’s regular meeting on Monday.  Council members Beau Burgess, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds voted in favor of th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • Six days before the two-year statute of limitations took effect, a Homer lawyer filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Homer on behalf of two families affected by a Jan. 13, 2013, sewage backup. In his complaint Michael Hough seeks damages of at least $100,000 for each family for loss...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday approved a change to the city zoning code that would make it easier for property owners to get zoning permits when they have existing zoning violations. Under the old code, a property owner would have to fix any violations before getting a new permit. The changes now...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • A Homer assisted living home that appeared likely to close after some residents lost Medicaid waivers now will remain open at least several months. In a related case, a senior who had an appeal hearing scheduled for Tuesday got an extension to May and won’t face losing her benefits until then, if ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:16pm
  • In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aquaponics, the merger of aquaculture with hydroponic gardening, have introduced into local markets something that might seem unimagina...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The public is invited to the Cabin Fever Variety Show, an annual fundraising event for the Anchor Point Public Library.  It will be held at the Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7 general; $5 for 12 and under, 55 and over; $15 family....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:38pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 2: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Feb. 4: Early release day.   Chapman School Today: Spelling bee, grades 3-8, 9 a.m. Today: Volleyball vs N...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:25pm
  • Second-grade students at McNeil Canyon Elementary School prepare for the school’s recent “circus” with artist-in-residence Jerry Falek of Santa Cruz, Calif. ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:23pm
  • The public might recognize Nolan Bunting from his recent role as Fred Flintstone in the Homer Council on the Arts recent production of the “60s Show.” Or maybe from seeing him perform with the Homer High School choir and band. Or through his involvement with the school’s drama, debate and fore...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:21pm
  • A new community group has some tiny ideas that aim to make a big impact for the disadvantaged. Soldotna resident Krista Schooley, a homeless advocate, started The Habitation — Tiny House Community for the Homeless. The concept is to create a low-cost, self-build and self-sustaining community for a...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:19pm
  • ANCHORAGE – PR News has named Jennifer Thompson, president and CEO of Thompson & Co. Public Relations, to its first-ever list of Top Women in PR. Thompson graduated from Homer High School in 1988 and left soon after for college. Her father was Jack Walsh, the art and pottery teacher at Homer H...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:18pm
  • JUNEAU — State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov. Bill Walker are being paid primarily to small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields in Alaska....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • After 18 years as the executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, Robert Ruffner announced Friday that he will be stepping down. “It was not an easy decision to leave,” Ruffner said. “This is something I have struggled with for a while.” Ruffner said he is not going to rush the exit pro...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • JUNEAU — The head of the board currently in charge of writing regulations for the legalized use of recreational pot in Alaska said Tuesday that rules on edibles, advertising and extraction methods should be part of the conversation. Alcoholic Beverage Control board executive director Cindy Frankli...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s fiscal year 2016 budget deficit is projected to be $3.9 million at best and $8.7 million at its worst. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones presented the 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget to the School Board of Education at the Jan. 12 meeting. If the school...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:12pm

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