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  • When a protective order says “no contact” with the person filing an order, that means no contact — not even by “liking” the person’s Facebook photos or commenting on them. That’s the basis of a charge of violating a protective order against Lane T. Saunders, 27. Homer Police last week ...

    Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:31am
  • Four defendants charged in association with the burglary of a Homer dentist’s home and office earlier this month face news charges following their arraignment at the Homer Courthouse on Nov. 17. Charged with first-degree unlawful contact, a misdemeanor, are Erik F. Donhauser-Sagmoen, 20, Anchor Po...

    Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:29am
  • A two-car crash on icy roads on Tuesday afternoon killed a 29-year-old Homer woman. Kayla Rodasti, the only person in her car, was pronounced dead at the scene near Mile 145 Sterling Highway in Happy Valley. All six people in the other car involved, including three children, suffered injuries. Emerg...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:27pm
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    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:40pm
  • The Statewide Broadband Task Force has released its final plan and recommendations for deploying high speed broadband across the state. The report outlines key findings and offers recommendations to reach the goal of providing every Alaska household access to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) of broadb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Need your deck repaired? New screen door installed? Until Jan. 1, these minor jobs can be performed by anyone — no registration or bond required. However, starting in 2015, all construction contractors will require registration and bonding, regardless of the size or type of work performed, accordi...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed more than $66,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.  The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA bran...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional fu...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Among those representing Homer at the Pacific Marine Expo 2014 in Seattle Nov. 19-21, were, from left, Peter Ford of Kachemak Marine Haulout Service; Jennifer Hakala of NOMAR; Kate Mitchell of NOMAR and president of Homer Marine Trades Association; Eric Sloth of Sloth Marine; Bryan Hawkins o...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Bristol Bay is expecting a sockeye salmon harvest topping 40 million fish next year, including the southern Alaska Peninsula. That’s bound to challenge harvesters and processors in ensuring quality, and have a chilling effect on prices for Upper Cook Inlet sockeyes....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:03pm
  • By LINDSAY OLSEN FOR THE HOMER NEWS...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:01pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Three Kachemak Emergency Service Area emergency medical technicians took third place in the 37th Annual State of Alaska EMT Skills Competition.  KESA volunteer EMTs Kerbey Lyon, EMT I, Phillip Boyle, EMT III, and Joe Sallee, EMT III, p...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:51am
  • An outage at about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 cut power to 16,000 Homer Electric Association meters and affected members from south Kachemak Bay to Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. HEA engineers fully restored power to all customers by 2:30 p.m....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:49am
  • A false carbon monoxide alert at a Homer residence earlier this month has prompted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department to remind home and business owners to install and check CO detectors. At about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, firefighters went to a report of a CO detector alarm in a house. The homeowner&nb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:21am
  • Reminder: Nov. 26 early release day; no school Nov. 27-28 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be closed Thursday and Friday. In addition, today, Nov. 26, is the third of six early release days scheduled in the district for the...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:02am
  • The Better Business Bureau, serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, has officially launched its 2015 “Students of Integrity Scholarship.” High school seniors in the Northwest will have an opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship by creating a 90-second video demonstrating how BBB helps pe...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:01am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 26: Early release day. School ends 90 minutes early. Dec. 1: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Chapman School Nov. 26: Movie morning: Frozen-PG (tentative). ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:00am
  • Outstanding musicians from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have been selected to participate in a 2015 NAfME, the National Association for Music Educators, All-Northwest performing group. The high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Spokane, Wash., Feb. 12-15. Amo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:58am

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