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  1. Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Homer News

    An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000. Rusty Counts, 39, of Anchor Point, shot the moose near his community over two weeks in September.

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  2. Crime increased in Alaska in 2017; most in central Kenai low-level or property offensesRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2018 | Homer News

    The upswing in crime across Alaska continued in 2017, with the increase mostly in low-level and property crimes on the Kenai. The Alaska Department of Public Safety's 2017 edition of the Uniform Crime Report - which collects and tracks data year over year on a certain set of crimes from law enforcement agencies statewide - reports that overall crime of the types tracked increased 6 percent in the state from 2016-2017.

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  3. Man indicted for third time in 2014 Christmas Day car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Homer News

    Kenai prosecutors are trying for a third time to convict a man involved in a 2014 Christmas Day car crash that caused a young girl to lose both her legs. Larry E. Pyatt, 32, was arraigned in Kenai court Tuesday on nine counts, including charges of assault, driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

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  4. 2017 Kenai Peninsula History Conference releases book with presentations, stories, pictures and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Homer News

    Last spring, local historians organized a history conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia. Conference speakers and panelists included journalists, historians, archaeologists, linguists, and members of the peninsula community and beyond.

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  5. Federal council names 5 commercial fishermen to committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Homer News

    Peninsula Clarion file photo This May 15, 2017 photo shows a drift gillnet reel on the back of a commercial fishing vessel docked in the Homer small boat harbor in Homer. A committee of five fishermen, four of whom live on the Kenai Peninsula, will help provide advice to the council that will write a new management plan for Cook Inlet salmon fisheries in federal waters.

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  6. Propostitions to move hospital service area boundaries head to ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Homer News

    Two proposals that would alter the boundaries of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area have made it onto the ballot this October. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve two separate proposals to deal with the boundary issue, which has been debated for years.

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  7. Hillside residents seek to make Kenai Peninsula Borough road privateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Homer News

    Cones on Dorothy Drive mark the area where neighbors at the end of the rural road plan to vacate the last 2,000 feet and turn it into a private, gated road. After this photo was taken on July 9, 2018, builders put in a circular turn around on the road downhill from East Skyline Drive in Homer, Alaska.

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  8. Arts BriefsRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | Homer News

    Singer-songwriter Atz Kilcher performs a fundraiser concert, "Songs of the Homestead," for the Homer Folk School at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center. One of the stars of the reality TV show "Alaska: The Last Frontier," Kilcher also holds a special event and meet and greet at 3 p.m. the same day at Eagle's Rest, a log home overlooking the Kilcher Homestead.

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  9. DOT&PF reminds Alaskans of laws guiding campaign signsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Homer News

    Campaign signs for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral candidates were placed on a lot along the Homer Bypass at the corner of Lake Street in the October 2017 election. With political campaigns underway across the state, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities reminds Alaskans that the use of public rights-of-way for political advertising is prohibited.

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  10. Prisoners get a new leash on life: Inmates and dogs forge friendships through SPOT programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Homer News

    Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion Inmate Alan Newby pets Hailey, a boxer mix being rehabilitated through the prison's Shelter Pet Obedience Training program, on June 28 at the Wildwood Correctional Complex in Kenai, Alaska. The program pairs up inmates and abandoned dogs, who later go up for adoption.

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  11. Borough mayor's vetoes on school, tourism funding standRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2018 | Homer News

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved for fiscal year 2019. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly failed to overturn two line-item budget vetoes from Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce at a special meeting Friday.

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  12. Mariner drowns in Cook Inlet; body brought to Homer HarborRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2018 | Homer News

    A Kenai man died at sea Thursday after falling overboard from a commercial fishing boat this morning north of Kodiak. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Anthony Walsh, 62. The U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers received a report at about 9 a.m. that a man went into the water off a fishing vessel about 124 nautical miles or 143 miles north of Kodiak in Cook Inlet.

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  13. Tariffs ding commercial fishing industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Homer News

    Peninsula Clarion file photo Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai. Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren't clear.

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  14. Backyard Country BBQ comes to the KenaiRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2018 | Homer News

    Great music and the great Alaska outdoors go together like hands and gloves. Throw in some food, libations, the company of friends old and new, add a dance or two if you want and you've got the perfect formula for a perfect time.

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  15. Lower peninsula has bumper crop of cukesRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 | Homer News

    I have written about the Homer Farmers Market for years and I usually throw out a reminder to stock up on veggies for your canning and preserving purposes in August. Well, it's June and I have to say, if you want to make some pickles, you should stock up now at Bob Durr's booth.

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  16. Legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changesRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 | Homer News

    In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound - though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run. The tax aimed to show that the industry was willing to pay its share, said Brandon Emmett, who was part of the successful 2014 legalization campaign.

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  17. HCOA announces arts awardsRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 | Homer News

    The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June 8, HCOA director Peggy Paver announced the winners. The awards are now named in honor of arts leaders who have made a difference in the community, Paver said.

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  18. Primary election candidates are finalRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula voters will have a choice in the Aug. 21 primary of two Republicans running for state Senate, three candidates for the northern peninsula's House district, four vying for the southern peninsula's House district, and an unopposed incumbent for the House district representing the Kenai and Soldotna area. In District 31, representing the area south of Soldotna to the north shore of Kachemak Bay, three Republican candidates - John Cox of Anchor Point, Sarah Vance of Homer, and Henry Kroll of Soldotna - filed to run against incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton .

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  19. Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo schoolRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in the remote Russian Old Believer community of Kachemak-Selo. The approximately 50 students at the K-12 school in Kachemak-Selo, operated by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, use three older buildings - one is a converted home - that have long needed repair or replacement.

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  20. Anchor Point meets to discuss river restorationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Homer News

    Anchor Point residents met with leaders of several local environmental agencies at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Monday, May 14 to discuss suggestions to maintain the Anchor River and repair damage to its banks. The environmental agencies called for the meeting with the community in order to gain insight on what would be the best course of action for these restorations as well as to educate themselves on the behavior and history of the river.

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