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  • In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer ended with two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, pleading guilty to first-degree harassment of a 17-year-old boy passed...

    Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:41pm
  • NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time.    ...

    Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:36pm
  • Approximately 150 people from all over Alaska, Canada and elsewhere are expected for the Alaska State Dart Tournament this weekend in Homer. For the eighth year, Wasabi's is hosting the tourney, known as the End of the Road Classic. The tourney will be Friday-Sunday. Wasabi's is at 59217 East End Ro...

    Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:55pm
  • Two Homer men charged with harassment in a September 2012 Homer teen drinking party incident appear at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Homer Courthouse for a combined change-of-plea and sentencing hearing. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, both face charges of second-degree har...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:26pm
  • In visits this week around Homer by Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, his stump speech could be summed up as bad news, worse news. “I’m really surprised people haven’t run me out of town on a rail, because the news we’ve got is not good,” Stevens said in a talk Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of C...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:26pm
  • In an ideal world, science would enlighten us about how the things around us work, and managers would use that knowledge to steward resources in fair and sustainable ways....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:23pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council discussed the basics of city government: roads and public safety.  In one resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to reappropriate $606,000 of a $1.4 million grant to build Waddell Way, the council combined those two issues. It wants to use...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:17pm
  • Crews with the Carroll Corp. offload Pacific cod from the F/V Independence last Friday at the Homer Fish Dock....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:16pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council regular meeting, the council agreed Ken Castner’s business condominium should be assessed by the lot. That wasn’t enough for other city condo owners, who in public testimony said the same logic should be applied to all condos in the Natural Gas Homer Special Asse...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:11pm
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Feb. 27 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Third-quarter winners are, from left, Valerie Rios nominated by Mr. Stineff; Laure...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:06pm
  • When funding for a new school at McNeil Canyon was needed in 1981, the McNeil School Steering Committee created a marketing plan that included distribution of 20,000 brochures throughout the peninsula. “It boils down to us selling what we consider a basic need for this community,” the group’s ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:21pm
  • March 12, 2015: This story has been corrected to note the corrected dates when the Homer City Council reviews city manager applicants. The council meets at 5 p.m. March 17 to review applicants, with interviews tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. March 24 if anyone applies. As the ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:19pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment’s Homer office will host a Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day March 20. The event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. at Pioneer Hall of Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:10am
  • Bald Mountain Air Service will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Business After Hours event. The event will be from 5-6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Bald Mountain Air Service, 3758 FAA Road.  For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.  ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:09am
  • Soldotna resident Elaina Spraker has been hired as the regional director for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s new Kenai office. The office, located at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 101 in Kenai, sits down the hall from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office which makes it a “one stop shop,” for residents who ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:08am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.6 million, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones. He presented th...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:54am
  • Just as things seemed to be going reasonably well for the large Alaska LNG Project, the $45 billion to $65 billion gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas initiative in which the state is a partner, Gov. Bill Walker may be throwing a wrench into the works. State legislators, and the state’s industr...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:51am
  • United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013 for towns, boroughs and census areas from the Yukon-Koyukuk area to the western Aleutians. UFA details how Alaska...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:45am
  • On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resour...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:43am
  • On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resour...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:38am

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