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  • Hard to imagine, but in its 29th year the Rotary Health Fair just keeps improving. “We are full, we are excited, we have new exhibitors,” said fair coordinator Sharon Minsch of Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary. This year’s theme is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day To Be Well.” More than 60 exhibi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:49pm
  • While United States voters took to the polls to decide the nation’s next president, Homer Middle School eighth graders did the same thing in a mock election. With 80 students voting, the results were: • Romney, 37 • Obama, 29 • Johnson, 14 Those results came after weeks of studying the ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:33pm
  • A 6 a.m. alarm clock signaled the beginning of Tuesday for Trisha Davis of Nikolaevsk. By 5:30 p.m., she was finally having her first meal of the day. Around 7 p.m., she received word her day was far from over. That’s not unusual for Davis right now. She is currently in ...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:04pm
  • It may feel like winter, but bears in the area are still active, according to area trails advocate Dave Brann who keeps a close watch on local trail conditions.Tracks for a brown bear and a black bear have been spotted from the Roger’s Loop trailhead, throughout the lower Baycrest area, from the w...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:23am
  • Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, known at the C-Plan, for the company’s oil and gas exploration activities in Northern Cook In...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:35am
  • The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland security, enforcement of maritime laws, protection of the marine environment or maintaining waterways and aids to navigation. Beginning in 199...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:32am
  • Everything from angry reminders of past disasters to pleas for responsible development were expressed by area residents at two community outreach meetings held by Buccaneer Energy last week. Buccaneer held the Oct. 24 meeting at Best Western Bidarka Inn and the Oct. 25 meeting in McNeil Canyon Eleme...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:29am
  • On Monday, more than 60 local residents attended the last of three neighborhood meetings the city of Homer held to discuss plans for distributing natural gas to the area. City Manager Walt Wrede described details of the proposed project and associated costs.  Also answering questions were John ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:25am
  • How important is the Sterling Highway to the southern Kenai Peninsula? To answer, area residents have only to recall the  flood of 2002....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:22am
  • Furniture movers to office helpers. Garden keepers to providing a compassionate presence in someone’s life. Hospice of Homer volunteers do all of that and more. Beginning Saturday, training will be offered for those interested in providing direct, person-to-person care. The 33-hours of training ar...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:06pm

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