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  • State prosecutors have charged a Homer woman with two counts of medical assistance fraud. Heather Platter, 31, was charged late last month, the Alaska Department of Law, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, announced in a press release. In the first count, a class C felony, Platter is alleged to have knowin...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:24pm
  • Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News Council meets new technology...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:22pm
  • An accomplice in the murder of Damian Sagerser last summer pleaded guilty last week to federal drug and weapons charges.  Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason April 11 in Anchorage, Nancie Modeste, 27, admitted being guilty to possession of a controlled substance with inten...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:20pm
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    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:18pm
  • The Homer City Council at its meeting Monday will consider zoning changes for the Homer Spit and authorizing harbor revenue bonds to finance harbor improvements. The council meets at 6 p.m. Monday  in the Cowles Council Chambers. It meets at 4 p.m. for a work session and 5 p.m. for the committe...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:12pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital is offering several upcoming American Heart Association classes: • April 26 and May 10: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, $75, both at 8 a.m.; • April 26: Heartsaver CPR/AED, $50, 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call the hospital’s educat...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:11pm
  • An organizational meeting to gauge community interest in extending the natural gas line beyond Waterman Canyon on East End Road is at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Kachemak Community Center. In unincorporated areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, neighborhoods can extend gas service by forming utility spec...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:11pm
  • If you were one of the lucky 3,900 jurors last year who got summonses and forgot to show up for jury duty in your month of service at the Homer Court, guess what? You’ve got mail. Coming your way soon, if not already, is an order to appear in court at 3 p.m. April 26 before Judge Margaret Murphy. ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:10pm
  • These are busy times for the city of Homer. Natural gas is making its way to the southern peninsula. Work on the Deep Water Dock is under way. Harbor work is planned to begin soon. And the well-used Homer Spit Trail is due for an extension, which will bring a smile to those who put the trail to good...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:01pm
  • While an extension of the Homer Spit Trail and construction of the Deep Water Dock Trail are two of the major projects using cruise ship tax revenues starting this construction season, several other projects also are being done. This week, contractors started installation of ship fenders at the Deep...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:58pm
  • Longer days and leaves on trees aren’t the only things that come with spring. So do hungry bears with new cubs to feed and protect. April is dedicated as “Bear Awareness Month” in Alaska and the state Department of Fish and Game is offering some advice for reducing bear-human encounters. At Th...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:56pm
  • In the first year of the 28th Alaska Legislature, the House and Senate moved at a faster pace, noted Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer. “There’s been more movement this year than normal,” he said. “More bills have passed through both bodies and sent to the governor.” Serving his first term in the ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:55pm
  • The Pratt Museum will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5-7 p.m. today at the museum. All the museum’s exhibits and galleries will be open to visitors during the mixer. A variety of appetizers, plus the Pratt’s famous punch, will be served during the mixer....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:36pm
  • Bear Creek Winery recently announced it now uses only American-made products for its bottling operations. The winery now buys all of its green glass bottles through Bennu Glass in Kalama, Wash. Corks for the winery come from South Carolina and all wine labels are printed in Homer at Superior Labels....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:36pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas has selected Utility Technologies Inc. to install the natural gas distribution mains and service lines within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, according to John Sims, Enstar’s manager of corporate communications and customer service. “They have installed hund...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:35pm
  • Applications are slow, but promising, for the new residence halls at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. By mid-afternoon Monday, three people had completed applications and more than 25 people were on the waiting list, said Suzie Kendrick, advancement program manager for the...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:27pm
  • JUNEAU — Republican leaders hailed the just-ended legislative session as a success in which they accomplished some of their top priorities: addressing oil taxes and energy concerns and exercising fiscal restraint. Minority Democrats, meanwhile, were much more somber in their assessment Monday. Sen...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:24pm
  • ANCHORAGE  — The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Alaska will collaborate on future research of unconventional energy resources in the arctic, including abundant reservoirs of methane hydrate. The DOE’s acting assistant secretary for fossil energy, Christopher Smith, and Alaska De...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:23pm
  • Staff report In a community open house April 11, Wells Fargo officials presented more than $8,000 to four area nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank was presented with $5,000; the Homer Council on the Arts was presented with $2,000; South Peninsula Haven House, $1,000; and 4-H, ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:22pm
  • The Kenai Borough Employees Association announced last week it had reached a tentative agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration on terms of a three-year collective bargaining agreement. Terry Bookey, Central Emergency Services captain and union negotiating team chair, said the two s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:18pm

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