Recent News Stories

Turning in a strong final run from Freddie’s Roadhouse to the finish line Sunday afternoon, Mitch Seavey took the top spot in this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Thirty teams finished this year’s race, from a field of 37 that left Kasilof Saturday.

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich was in Homer over the weekend to provide an update on what’s happening in Washington, DC. He also spent his time during the town hall forum to talk about his expectations for Alaska. A crowd of about 50 people gathered to connect with the Senator. 

Homer Police Department officers have made five arrests related to a pair of high-profile burglaries in Homer. On October 21st, the TechConnect electronics store on Pioneer Avenue reported that it had been burglarized, with more than $4,500 worth of items missing.

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Friday that the M/V Tustumena will not return to service until July. The Tustumena went into dry-dock in Seward for a major improvement project back in November and was originally scheduled to return to service April 17th. 

A bald eagle had to be euthanized Saturday after being struck and paralyzed by a vehicle. The eagle was struck while it was feasting on roadkill, something that becomes increasingly more common as the winter months approach.

If you’ve ever thought you might like to run for public office, now is the time to get the ball rolling. The candidacy filing period for this year’s municipal and borough elections is now open.

A jury today ruled in favor of the City of Homer and three Homer Police officers who were accused of acting recklessly during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport. The eight-member jury decided not to award any money to the plaintiff, Cherry Dietzmann.

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