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  • These are busy times for the city of Homer. Natural gas is making its way to the southern peninsula. Work on the Deep Water Dock is under way. Harbor work is planned to begin soon. And the well-used Homer Spit Trail is due for an extension, which will bring a smile to those who put the trail to good...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:01pm
  • Longer days and leaves on trees aren’t the only things that come with spring. So do hungry bears with new cubs to feed and protect. April is dedicated as “Bear Awareness Month” in Alaska and the state Department of Fish and Game is offering some advice for reducing bear-human encounters. At Th...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:56pm
  • Eagles are flying over it and seals are poking their heads above its surface, but will fish be in it? That’s the million-dollar question when it comes to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, a popular fishing spot on the Spit. “That’s a fair question,” said Mike Booz, fishery biologist with the A...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:47pm
  • Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepped away from the gavel during a work session of the Homer City Council on Monday to present a report from the Homer Water and Sewer Task Force, which she chaired.  “When all is said and done, there are two rates in water and two rates in sewer,” said Wythe. “Th...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Although not yet in hand, tablet computers were a topic of conversation around the Homer City Council’s table during the council’s regular meeting Monday. With digital communication seen by the city as a necessity for conducting business, a tablet usage policy outlined steps for the proper use o...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:43pm
  • A sold-out crowd was on hand Saturday at the Homer Public Library’s Celebration of Life Long Learning. Honored were 2013 Life Long Learner Award recipient Ken Castner and the 2013 Youth! Learner Ethan Kizzia. The keynote speaker was Alaska Humanities Forum CEO Nina Kemppel, a four-time Olympian an...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:39pm
  • During Sheryl Sotelo’s three decades in education, 18 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, nine of them at McNeil Canyon Elementary School, she has earned an impressive, long list of awards and honors. Among them are the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and a $...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:25pm
  • Not just one, but three southern Kenai Peninsula schools were represented at the National Geographic state-level bee held at the Egan Center in Anchorage April 5. Having won in each of their schools and then passing a qualifying test, sixth-grader Jakob Nelson of McNeil Canyon Elementary School, six...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:21pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula State Fair isn’t just about the annual three-day event that draws a crowd of thousands every August.  For instance, on March 29 there was a sell-out crowd of hundreds at the fair’s annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner with music by the Grammy winning musical group Beau Soleil ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:09pm
  • Judging by the look on her face, Gracie, a 6-year-old golden retriever, is proud of herself. Judging by the ribbons and trophies arranged around her, she deserves to be. Gracie recently earned fourth-place in the 20-inch preferred agility category in the National Agility Championship in Tulsa, Ok....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:04pm

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