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  • 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 - 4:07pm
  • 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 - 4:06pm
  • 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 - 4:04pm
  • 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 - 3:58pm
  • 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 - 3:56pm
  • 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 - 3:52pm
  • 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 - 2:15pm
  • 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 - 12:30pm
  • 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 - 12:30pm
  • 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 - 12:28pm
  • 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 - 12:27pm
  • 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 - 12:25pm
  • 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 - 12:22pm
  • 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 - 12:20pm
  • It boiled down to science vs. emotion and personal property rights vs. communist encroachment by the United Nations, as scores spoke about the future of salmon habitat regulation on the Kenai Peninsula. One man, who said he was a Russian immigrant, warned of eventual gulags....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:18pm
  • Some businesses struggle to stay afloat. Not Zech Bennett. His focus is on staying beneath the surface. As the owner and operator of C&C Diving and Salvage, Bennett and his crew — Jim Parker, Seth Sanford, and, occasionally Cecil Cheatwood, former owner of the business — offer everything fro...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle Wednesday night to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber handgun when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court. Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of th...

    Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:18pm
  • If running shoes and running shorts don’t make you excited, maybe a warmup in a jump suit to “Rocky” will. The coordinators of the June 29 Homer Spit Run are committed to making all the participants feel like Sylvester Stallone. “The goal this year is to make the run fun and festive for ever...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:18pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week indicted a Homer man in the alleged beating of a woman with a bokken, a wooden sword used in martial arts practice.  Adrian W. Rastopsoff, 30, faces two counts each of first-, second- and third-degree assault, and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, all dom...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:15pm
  • A Bayview Park work party will be held at the park, located at the top of Main Street, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. Participants are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets. Some food and snacks will be provided, but volunteers also can feel free to bring picnics. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:01pm

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