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  • Homer Police are seeking suspects in the armed robbery on Thursday of the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive. According to a police press release, a man at about 1:40 p.m. Sept. 4 entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the register. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount ...

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18pm
  • British adventurer Sarah Outen waves as she rides her bike, Hercules, on the Homer Spit as she sets off for New York. Kate Krautler, to her left, and Frida Renner were part of an escort of about 20 bicyclists who joined Outen part of the way out of town. Some rode as far as Anchor Point. Outen, 29, ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:07pm
  • CoastWalk, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies annual beach clean up and survey, starts today with a kick-off talk at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on the Sterling Highway....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:06pm
  • The Salvation Army will hold a coat give-away at its 1468 Sterling Highway location from noon-2 p.m. Sept. 13. As in past three years, the coats have been donated by Fred Meyer and are distributed throughout Alaska free of charge. “There are no requirements,” said Lt. Christin Frankhauser of the...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:05pm
  • Larry Patson of Bullhead City, Ariz., holds a halibut with a tag worth $250 in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Sea Lion Cove of Homer sponsored the tagged fish. Patson was fishing with Capt. Keith Kalke of Ocean Hunter Charters aboard the Ocean Hunter. The derby runs through Sept. 15....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:51pm
  • After 13 years away from the Kenai Peninsula, former Homer News and Peninsula Clarion reporter Doug Loshbaugh is back. This time not as a journalist, however. Loshbaugh is the new assistant chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area. Loshbaugh served on the Homer Volunteer Fire Depart...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The word on the street at the end of Homer’s traditional summer tourist season is “incredible” — incredible business and incredible weather. “Everybody I’ve talked to — this is not like pie in the sky — charter operators, accommodations, Safeway, retail outlets, Ulmer’s, they all s...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:34pm
  • Putting a final stamp on the 2013-2014 school year, Homer High School has released the following information from the final quarter: • 55 students achieved Mariner Gold status by earning a 4.0 grade-point-average; • 89 students achieved Mariner Blue status by earning a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0; ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:28pm
  • The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are presenting the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced in a press rele...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will hold committee meetings and its next regular meeting at Homer High School on Sept. 8. The afternoon committee meetings will be held...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Uniformed officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Kenai Peninsula joined with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators to learn about ALICE. “Everybody’s here,” said Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent. “We’re getting on board together.”...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:25pm
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan. In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:29pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The largest union representing workers on the Alaska Marine Highway System has ratified a three-year contract. The state Department of Administration on Tuesday announced the ratification by The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. Commissioner Curtis Thayer said the state looked ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Employees of Enstar Natural Gas Co. will end their strike. The attorney for the union representing plumbers and steamfitters told KTVA that dozens of employees voted to stop the strike without getting a new contract. The company would have to accept the offer of employees returnin...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:26pm
  • Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288 barrels per day in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 barrels per day in the same period of 2013....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288 barrels per day in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 barrels per day in the same period of 2013....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Cleaning windows and hauling trash might not seem to be businesses that go hand in hand. For 33-year Homer resident Bev Vosburgh, Clear View Window Washing and RRR Trash & Recycling have both proven to be successful small businesses. This year, Clear View celebrates 30 years and RRR celebrates 2...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change requests, or ACRs, which would open up certain aspects of Cook Inlet management plans during the 2014-2015 meeting year, rath...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:12pm
  • Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change requests, or ACRs, which would open up certain aspects of Cook Inlet management plans during the 2014-2015 meeting year, rath...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:12pm

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