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  • An Anchor Point man who Homer Police said lost his drug kit on New Year’s Eve at a gas station recovered the kit only to then get arrested by police. Levi Tangman, 27, was charged with one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony, for possession of methamphetami...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm
  • Homer’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held Dec. 20, and it was a beautiful, warm, calm day. There were 67 species seen that day and an additional eight species recorded for the Count Week (three days before and three days after).  A total of almost 9,500 birds were counted. The final repor...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm
  • For six weeks before the holiday break, 15 girls from Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo and Razdolna schools set sparks flying.  From 4-9 p.m., two days a week for a total of 60 hours, they hid their beautiful long dresses beneath unbecoming, but protective ensembles of coveralls, leather jackets, glov...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:11pm
  • The city of Homer now has more applicants for city manager than stars on the American flag as four more people have applied for city manager. As of Tuesday, 53 people have applied for the position, with the latest application received on Sunday. The city advertises the position on its website, and a...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:55pm
  • Annie Ridgely practices turns with roller skis on New Year’s Eve on the Homer Spit Trail. Ridgely is a member of Homer Women’s Nordic ski group and was staying in shape despite the lack of snow with fellow skiers Megan Spurkland and Carlin Rausch....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:52pm
  • One of the defendants in an incident at a September 2012 teen drinking party intends to plead guilty to new charges relating to events at that party, his lawyer said this week.  Anthony Resetarits, 22, faces felony charges of first-degree hindering prosecution and tampering with felony evidence...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:51pm
  • More than a week and several surgeries later, Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point, continues recovering from life-threatening injuries resulting from a Christmas day wreck on the Sterling Highway.  “She got moved out of ICU on Saturday,” Emily Haakenson, Angelica’s aunt, told the Home...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:40pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership and luncheon beginning at noon Jan. 27 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740. On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Americas Cuisine will host the chamber Business After Hours event. It will be from 5-7 p.m....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:46pm
  • BISMARCK, N.D. — Forget South Dakota. North Dakota’s most similar sister state these days is some 2,000 miles away. Alaska and North Dakota — which once had little more in common than wintry weather and elbow room — have for the past several years been locked in a state sibling rivalry over ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:44pm
  • With the rising cost of health care set to have a major impact on the Kenai Peninsula Borough budget, Mayor Mike Navarre has made it one of his top resolutions to address in 2015. Navarre has introduced an ordinance to appropriate $200,000 to hire consultants to help the borough determine the best c...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:21pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:19pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:18pm
  • By Tim Bradner Morris News Service - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session. The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes. Walk...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:14pm
  • Time is running out for the public to weigh in on four applicants for commissioner of Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the boards prepare for a joint meeting to develop a list of names to forward to Gov. Bill Walker for consideration on Jan. 14. Comments must be received by 5 p...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:11pm
  • Radio frequency interference caused a disruption in cell phone service for some Alaska Communications wireless customers last month. The outage affected customers from about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23 to about 11 a.m. Dec. 30, said Heather Cavanaugh, a spokesperson for Alaska Communications....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:07pm
  • The Alaska Department of Law last week filed new charges against two brothers suspected to be involved in the assault of a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road teenage drinking party. In documents filed Dec. 24 at the Homer Courthouse, Anthony Resetarits, 22, now faces felony charges of fir...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Prayers, cards, videos and an outpouring of financial support from acquaintances and strangers are helping boost the spirits of 11-year-old Angelica Mae Haakenson and her mother, Mathany C. Satterwhite, 29, of Anchor Point. The mother and daughter are in Providence Hospital in Anchorage recovering f...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:52pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center currently is closed for the holidays. Regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. The chamber is asking members to mark their calendars now for the chamber’s annual meeting and luncheon. It will be at noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Best Weste...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:37pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said a delay in implementing sales would not affect the date when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal under state law, but an e...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The future of Donlin Gold’s mining project was detailed in a presentation at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance luncheon held at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Dec. 19. While located in western Alaska, the project has repercussions for the Kenai Peninsula, as a proposed pip...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:35pm

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