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  • Under sunny skies, more than 300 runners, walkers and strollers covered the distance between the Homer High School parking lot and the tip of the Homer Spit in the 10K Run for the Bay Spit Run today. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage took first place for the men, finishing in 32:...

    Sat, 06/29/2013 - 3:52pm
  • An Anchor Point woman charged with attempted murder in a July 2012 Sterling Highway shooting involving an Alaska Wildlife Trooper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault in the third degree, as well as other charges, at a change of plea hearing in Superior Court at the Kenai Courthouse Wednesd...

    Fri, 06/28/2013 - 4:14pm
  • A memorial potluck for Ray Garrity, a Homer musician killed Wednesday in a 4-wheeler accident, is at 5 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Down East Saloon on East End Road. The evening will include music and sharing of memories. Garrity, 53, was found dead about 10:30 p.m. June 26 on a trail near Mile 18 E...

    Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:34pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday amended a request for proposals to limit inquiries of its use to only the southeast two-thirds of an 11-acre lot zoned marine-industrial on the Homer Spit. That lot also contains Pier One Theatre, which leases the lot and an old warehouse building, and a city campgro...

    Thu, 06/27/2013 - 12:44pm
  • Craig Pennock, great-grandson of Homer’s namesake, Homer Pennock, and a resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., made his first visit to Homer this week. Traveling with him were his fiancee, Marti Kauffman, and Kauffman’s daughter and her fiancé, Michelle Kauffman and Matt Staber. Kauffman said when ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • A fire threatening inhabitants on Hesketh Island in Kachemak Bay was contained by Sunday after a response by Alaska Division of Forestry wildland fire and resource technicians and volunteer firefighters from Seldovia and the surrounding communities.  According to the neighbors, Nancy Klein’s ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle last Wednesday to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber revolver when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court.  Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned last Thursday on two c...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Homer Animal Friends holds its 14th annual Strut Your Mutt at the city park on the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue, west of Homer Veterinary Clinic, on Saturday. The public is invited to take a walk with their favorite companions, either canine or human, watch the parade of shelter...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers do not suspect any criminal activity in a June 12 moose shooting in Ninilchik. “So far as I know, there’s nothing that looks illegal or could cause criminal charges to be filed in this case,” Sgt. Paul McConnell said. The wildlife troopers believe the shooting was a le...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:04pm
  • With a short break from her duties in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is spending two days with residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula in both Homer and Seldovia....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:58pm
  • To an observer at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, it might have looked like a tennis match between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as action on  proposed changes to the water-sewer rates bounced back and forth. When the dust had settled, the council struck down the proposed rat...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:56pm
  • At 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, handheld radios buzzed to life at South Peninsula Hospital as Bob Letson, the hospital’s chief executive officer, announced the beginning of a drill to test the facility’s evacuation procedures. Under the watchful eye of Bob Becker, a certified healthcare emergency professi...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:52pm
  • Ruth Sensenig, a teacher at Susan B. English Elementary-High School in Seldovia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. A total of 56 fellowships were awarded this year in support of further study of America...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:15pm
  • First Alaskans Institute is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2013 Elders and Youth Conference.  The conference will take place Oct. 21-23 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. This year’s theme is: “We Are Our Ancestors.”   The submission deadline for presentation proposals...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • Nationally acclaimed LongHouse Food Revival comes to Alaska on July 13 for a one-night-only celebration of Alaska food and poetry.  The event, which will take place at the Tutka Bay Lodge, will highlight Alaska seafood along with poetry readings by Carolyn Forché and Erin Fristad. The evening ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The organizers of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in Alaska have been given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said Monday. Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed F...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:28pm
  • A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on President Barack Obama’s new Arctic policy. Over the next few months the group will flesh out the policy, which was announced recently, Nancy Sutley, chair of the ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:27pm
  • A crew with Top Gear America, a show on the History Channel cable TV network, prepares to film a scene on the Homer Spit by Land’s End Resort last Wednesday. A driver in the Jeep was to drive it onto the Transporter, a landing craft owned by Ray Bellamy. The crew had been filming in Homer, elsewhe...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:25pm
  • Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer earned “Diplomate” status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists on May 17, according to a press release from ICOI....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:22pm
  • It is officially summer. To grow produce for the Homer Farmers’ Market, however, you have to hit the ground running in the spring to take advantage of the short growing season. This year most of the farmers at the market planted their gardens in May. Because of the cold winter, everyone seemed to ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:20pm

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