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  • A 17-year-old girl suffered head and facial injuries in a Tuesday afternoon two-car crash at Main Street and the Sterling Highway. Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns said the girl, the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer heading north on Main Street, did not appear to wear her seatbelt and hit her head on a wind...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:57pm
  • Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, the Japanese city of Teshio gifted representatives of Homer, including the Homer City Council, with “happi coats,” garments frequently reserved for festivals. Amidst an evening of budgets, ordinances and resolutions, the coats, which arrived in time for the...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:54pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:51pm
  • Raise high the windsock, sculptor Anchorage artist Rachelle Dowdy, right, installs her fanciful loon sculpture with windsock at Bishop’s Beach Park on Monday. Assisting her are Michael Walsh, center, of Bunnell Street Arts Center, and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, lef...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Although only two cases of Ebola virus disease have been diagnosed in the United States, both in Dallas, Texas, South Peninsula Hospital and local health providers have started training and developed guidelines in the event patients in Homer develop possible Ebola symptoms.  Ebola is unlikely t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:43pm
  • Although only two cases of Ebola virus disease have been diagnosed in the United States, both in Dallas, Texas, South Peninsula Hospital and local health providers have started training and developed guidelines in the event patients in Homer develop possible Ebola symptoms.  Ebola is unlikely t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:43pm
  • Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them have a bit more gray hair and wrinkles. If it seems like many lower peninsula residents were born a few decades before the millennium, that’s right. We...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them have a bit more gray hair and wrinkles. If it seems like many lower peninsula residents were born a few decades before the millennium, that’s right. We...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41pm
  • With community members still asking for more discussion, a committee last week recommended city-owned property at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue as the site of choice for a new public safety building. This week, an ordinance was introduced at the borough assembly that would li...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:38pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members said goodbye on Tuesday to three outgoing members and welcomed their elected replacements. Termed-out members Charlie Pierce, Bill Smith and Assembly President Hal Smalley took part in their last assembly meeting. Blaine Gilman, Kelly Cooper and Stan Welles w...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:06pm
  • KODIAK — Candidates to represent Alaska in the U.S. House and Senate weighed in on a variety of fisheries issues at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan answered questions from a media panel, the audience and each other d...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:23am
  • The three candidates running for lieutenant governor of Alaska outlined their platforms Tuesday during a public forum at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Andrew Lee, running on the Libertarian ticket, commented that he has not often been asked to join public forums for the lieutenant governor ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:23am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer No, Chyrell Richardson had never owned a business. No, she didn’t know a whole lot about hardware.  However, when she saw the need in her community, Richardson jumped in to fill it with one of Anchor Point’s newest businesses, Nut...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:13am
  • While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries did seem to accomplish what the crafters of the plan, sport fishing interest...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:01am
  • As America’s Baby Boomer work force ages and approaches retirement age, businesses face a challenge: How do you keep the most experienced workers in the labor force?  At last Friday’s Southern Peninsula Summit at the Homer Senior Center, speaker Sandra Heffern, owner of Effective Health Des...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:50am
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:19pm
  • New research and analysis has prompted the U.S. Navy to re-evaluate the effects of military training on marine mammals and other species in the Gulf of Alaska temporary maritime activities area. Based on that research, the Navy has prepared a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Oversea...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:29pm
  • Staff report Although the date has not yet been confirmed, Dan Sullivan, the Republican candidate opposing incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election, plans to make a return visit Homer before the election, according to Sullivan campaign spokesperson Mike Ander...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for support and answering questions from a crowd of about 75 people at the Homer Middle School library. In her introduction, Homer resident Liz Downing descri...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:04pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicate Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is headed into another term. With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Be...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:58pm

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