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  • Former Homer City Council member John Kosch, 71, died Jan. 3 at his winter home in Bullhead City, Ariz.  A longtime Homer resident, Kosch served on the Homer City Council from 1983 to 1988. He also was mayor pro tempore. Kosch worked as a real estate agent for Bay Realty and later for Story Rea...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:20am
  • Suspicious of being targeted by state law enforcement, Russian Old Believers who fish in Bristol Bay met with state officials in December to discuss their concerns. The result is a belief their concerns were heard, a commitment from the state to address future concerns and plans for a follow-up meet...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:29pm
  • In the wake of Steve Wolfe’s death on Sunday, those he coached, inspired and competed against have eagerly shared their memories of lessons learned, opportunities given and the certainty that Wolfe always had others’ best interests at heart. “We are feeling really loved and grateful for all th...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Homer police last week charged a Homer man, Patrick Wheeler, 45, with third-degree assault, a felony, and two counts of fourth-degree assault, all domestic violence related.  Police alleged that Wheeler got into an argument with a woman about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 and held a gun to her head. ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:25pm
  • A bald eagle looks a little disgusted with recent warm and wet weather on the Homer Spit. Temperatures have barely fallen below freezing all year, with a high of 46 degrees for Sunday — warmer than Pensacola, Fla., which had a high of 34 and a low of 19. The weekend outlook calls for snow on Sunda...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:22pm
  • People skating or driving on Beluga Lake should be aware of a large hole in the ice off Mattox Street left behind after a Chevrolet Tahoe was removed on Tuesday, Homer Police said in a press release on Jan. 7. The car had gotten stuck earlier in the ice, with its front end broken through. The Tahoe ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:20pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:19pm
  • A 2-inch natural gas distribution pipe run to a lot is the same whether the lot has an apartment building or a condominium complex, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet said in a decision released Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by condo owner Ken Castner. By that logic, a city of Homer...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Student News John Walsworth, a senior at Homer High School, has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a press release issued by Begich Dec. 27. Walsworth is one of 37 “outstanding Alaskans” nominated by Beg...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:32pm
  • Student News John Walsworth, a senior at Homer High School, has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a press release issued by Begich Dec. 27. Walsworth is one of 37 “outstanding Alaskans” nominated by Beg...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:31pm
  • Field trips are a fun way to take learning from the classroom and into the real world. Those opportunities don’t come cheap, however. The biggest cost: transportation. At Fireweed Academy, students in grades two through six are raising funds to help pay their own way for those opportunities. On Ja...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the 10th and final part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   King salmon are the lynchpin of the Cook Inlet fishery. Other runs of other salmon species are far more abundant, but the health of king ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:46pm
  • With the expected growth of the U.S. economy and continued weakness in many other parts of the world, 2014 looks to be a rough year for seafood traders whose fortunes are tied to foreign currencies, according to a story by John Sackton at Seafoodnews.com.  For importers, a strong dollar is posi...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:35pm
  • An initiative proposing a ban on setnets in certain parts of the state was rejected Monday as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of Alaska’s Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Monday afternoon that the proposed initiative would not appear on the ballot. The Departm...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:33pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:01pm
  • With today’s rainfall increasing, the decision has been made to postpone Friday Night Lights. Scheduled for today and Saturday, it will now be held next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. ‘That’s assuming we get some more snow,” said Molly Brann. Her husband, Dave, coordinates the event fo...

    Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:03pm
  • Rebel, a 30-year old Morgan-Arab mix horse that broke out of his Skyline Drive corral sometime before midnight on New Year’s Eve, has been found.  “He looks to be OK,” said Rebel’s owner Milli Martin. Martin suspects the cause of Rebel’s disappearance was noise from fireworks being sh...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:23pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man for second-degree arson and fifth-degree weapons misconduct after contacting him near the scene of a trailer fire in Anchor Point. Trevor Cole, 33, also was charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance....

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:38am
  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 9:22am
  •   Have a little too much mashed potatoes and gravy over the holidays? Maybe too many hours in front of the television watching football instead of getting some exercise? According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The flip side of that is Time magazine’s ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:44pm

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