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  • Gov. Sean Parnell put pen to paper last week to officially sign legislation declaring each March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The signing ceremony, which took place in the Speaker’s chambers, was crowded with legislators and veterans of the war, some of whom serve in the Legislature. “This...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:39am
  • With a few guidelines for direction, West Homer Elementary School’s third- through sixth-graders let their scientific wondering roam. The resulting science fair gave the 16 judges plenty to consider. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:34am
  • From teaching four grades to being principal of two schools, Sheryl Hingley has had her hands full since moving to Seldovia in 2006. Now, Hingley has decided its time for a change. When the 2013-2014 school year begins, Hingley will be principal of two other schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Sc...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:31am
  • Answers for who is doing what in the project to get natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City are becoming clear with the awards of contracts by Enstar Natural Gas. Geovera LLC of Homer has been selected by Enstar to survey for distribution lines in both locations, a total of 44 miles...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:10am
  • Make that a three-point win for Anchorage angler Leszek Kuligowski, top angler in Saturday’s 20th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Kuligowski claimed a $15,372 first-place check for reeling in a 35.1-pound king salmon. He also took home $25,875 in side bets. And, fishing from his own bo...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:55pm
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In  this three-part series, the Homer News looks at some of the challenges in converting to natural gas — including how the conversion hurts some businesses. As trees come...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:49pm
  • There was only one ordinance scheduled for public hearing at the Homer City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Ordinance 13-07, sponsored by City Manager Walt Wrede and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, appropriated up to $42,450 from the Sewer, Water and Fleet Reserve Fund to purchase a steamer ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:59pm
  • Anticipating a quarter-of-a-million savings, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is following through with plans to have a contractor transfer Homer’s waste to the Central Peninsula Landfill when construction of the Homer site is complete in August.  “I actually signed approval to mo...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:58pm
  • With her official 100th birthday March 27, Margit Andersson of Homer was honored by family and friends with a celebration at the Homer Senior Center on Saturday. Andersson shared the honors with her friend, Edna Farsdahl of Homer, who turns 100 in June. Andersson’s sons — Lars of Connecticut and...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:12pm
  • The Homer Connections fifth- and sixth-grade team was surprised when it took first in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Battle of the Books, landing them a spot in state competition. That wasn’t the end of the surprises. During telephonic state competition on Feb. 27, the youngsters ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:46am

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