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  • With June 2 the deadline to file as a political party candidate for the Aug. 19 primary election, and with redistricting drawing new election district boundaries, some communities have moved from one district to another. The ballot also will be a mix of familiar, as well as some unfamiliar names.&nb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:30am
  • With the KBBI Public Radio broadcast off, most visitors gone and the Homer City Council adjourned, few might have noticed a post-meeting session. As Mayor Beth Wythe closed the regular meeting, she reminded council members to meet upstairs in the conference room. “What meeting?” Wythe was asked....

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:29am
  • By DAN BALMER MORRIS NEWS SERVICE Alaska State Troopers stumbled upon  a marijuana grow house during an investigation of a separate incident in Kasilof last month. While troopers attempted to locate a wanted person at a residence, they detected the odor of marijuana co...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:28am
  • The Alaska Division of Forestry reported that as of noon Tuesday, the Funny River Fire’s growth remains minimal with smoldering in areas along the Kenai river near Torpedo Lake and along the fire’s eastern flank. Fire resources are continuing to monitor the fire, mop up and repair suppression im...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:10am
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies marks the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center’s opening for the season with a community potluck and celebration at the center from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday. The center is located at 1.5 mile East Skyline Drive. For more information, call CACS at 235-6667. ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:09am
  • Friends and family of Isavra Basargin, 16, are holding bake sales on Saturday to purchase a $60,000 handicap-accessible van. The bake sales will be held at multiple sites in the area, including Farmers Market and Kachemak Gear Shed. Available to purchase separately or packaged as a meal will be fish...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:06am
  • The Relay for Life of Homer, an annual event benefiting the American Cancer Society, begins Friday and continues through Saturday. It is being held this year at the Homer Middle School track. Information on the event can be found at relayforlifeofhomer.org or by calling co-chairs of the event Michel...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:05am
  • Several businesses in the area at the Harborview Boardwalk on the Homer Spit were evacuated on Saturday afternoon about 12:20 p.m. after workers hit a gas service line in the boardwalk parking lot by Captain Pattie’s Fish House. Police also closed off a section of the Homer Spit Road from the Harb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:05am
  • Guests and members of a wedding at Kachemak Selo on Monday restrained and tied up an uninvited guest they said made death threats.  After receiving an anonymous 911 call, Alaska State Troopers that afternoon found Joseph Kuzmin, 38, tied up and drunk at his Falls Creek Avenue home near Mile 20 ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:23am
  • Alaska State Troopers are still investigating an assault on June 4 in which two apparently drunk men beat up and robbed a New York visitor near Mile 22 East End Road at the very end of the road.  The assailants stripped the 19-year-old man of everything but his boxer shorts and left him on the ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:21am
  • Citing a tight budget and low reserves in unspent funds, the Homer City Council at its Monday night meeting did not introduce an ordinance appropriating $100,000 in matching funds to Homer Senior Citizens Inc. to pay for natural gas conversions at its facilities.  Homer Senior Citizens has rece...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:55pm
  • A fund has been set up for a Homer fisherman and photographer who lost his home and belongings in a house fire on Diamond Ridge. That fire was one of two fires local firefighters fought last Thursday, June 5. Kachemak Emergency Service firefighters could not save the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Lev...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:53pm
  • A standing-room-only crowd jammed into the Homer Council on the Arts last Friday to share music and appreciation of Mary Epperson on her 92nd birthday, June 6. Called “the creative heart of Homer,” Epperson is one of the founders of HCOA, a music teacher and musician, a longtime volunteer and a ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:42pm
  • After a failed attempt by Kenai City Council member Brian Gabriel to slash more than $300,000 from the budget to avoid a mill rate increase, the city of Kenai passed the fiscal year 2015 budget with more than $92,000 surplus in the general fund at Wednesday’s meeting. The new mill rate jumped from...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:53pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers did not follow C...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:50pm
  • WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, Calif.,...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:49pm
  • JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Bob invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:47pm
  • I love all the booths at the Homer Farmers Market, brimming with flowers and vegetables, crafts and food.  That’s why it takes me so long to walk through. There could be a pulled pork sandwich hiding behind the coffee and teas, some morels behind the strawberry plants, cucumbers hidden by the...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:44pm
  • KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich., in the northwest lower region near Traverse City. Selbig and his wife, Nova Stubbs, are both originally from Michigan and have f...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:35pm

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