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  • The excitement Paul Banks Elementary School students have for reading is too big to be contained on Earth. They’ve taken it to the universe and beyond. On Tuesday, the school launched “Blast Off and Read,” an outer space-sized adventure that includes, of course, an alien visi...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:22pm
  • Read the headlines and see new stories about murders, shootings and all manner of violence and it’s easy to wonder what the world is coming to. Homer resident Will Files is no different. Taking that question to the next step, Files is inviting the community to a series of conversations organized u...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:54pm
  • In a short — less than 45 minutes — meeting of the Kachemak City Council on Monday, the council reviewed a contract with Enstar Natural Gas to distribute natural gas to city residents. With a unanimous vote, the council approved Resolution 2013-02, giving Mayor Phil Morris the OK to sign the 13-...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:47pm
  • Think you know your geography? See how you stack up against the National Geographic’s daily quiz questions.  On Monday, the question of the day was which of the following is true of snowflakes:  (a) they all have six sides; (b) they all have the same basic shape; (c) al...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:29pm
  • “First Alaskans” is artist Pamela “Asiak” Nolcini’s name for her exhibit that debuted as a First Friday exhibit at Photo Depot this month. Not ‘First Alaskans’ as in pioneers of the state’s oil industry. Not ‘First Alaskans’ as in homesteaders looking for a piec...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:20pm
  • Autumn Jones had just finished working out and was getting ready to leave her East End Road home on China Poot Court on Jan. 7. Her daughter, Destiny, 13, was in class at Homer Middle School. Her partner, Neils Cordes, was at work. “Then some guy came and told me the house was on...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:11pm
  • What was meant to be a short, two-hour snowmachine ride with a friend last Friday turned out much differently for Steven Craig, 41, of Homer. After Craig became lost, an estimated 100 individuals on the ground and in the air spent the weekend battling foul weather in hopes of finding the snowmachine...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:49pm
  • Homer may not be nestled in the shadow of a cornice lining the ridge of a snow-covered mountain or — in spite of recent evidence to the contrary — in one of Alaska’s areas of highest snowfalls, but where there’s snow, there’s the risk of avalanches. Between Jan. 16-18, free “Be Snow Smar...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:00pm
  • Shortly before the holiday break, the youngsters at Homer Head Start joined Alaska’s fight against tobacco use, thanks to a program sponsored by RurAL CAP, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. When the 4- and 5-year-olds headed home that day, the youngsters carried little ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:53pm
  • Ripples from the sale of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, are being noticed around town. For starters, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center purchased the two-story Parkside Plaza from Steve Yoshida. “We bought it because we have outgrown the current facilities,” said Carla...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:25am

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