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  • NANWALEK — “Do you know what your name means?” Sally Ash asks each student in the classroom, one at a time. Some nod, others shake their heads. She’s not asking about their English names. The elementary and middle school students in Ash’s class at Nanwalek School are Sugpiaq, Alaska Native...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:35pm
  • In a new beach policy action most everyone called a compromise, at its regular meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would restrict driving on Bishop’s Beach. Ordinance 16-05(s), introduced by council member Catriona Reynolds, made these changes: • Define...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:33pm
  • Should Homer regulate commercial cannabis activities by zoning district and allow the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale of pot? Or, should Homer opt out and prohibit completely all commercial marijuana operations?...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:32pm
  • Friday, February 12: Mr. Homer Pageant:  8 p.m. at Alice’s Champagne Palace  Entries are still open. Contact Dax for more information at 907-299-0319. “Pretty much anything alive can enter. In fact, I would love to see a coat rack enter. The weirder th...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:03pm
  • Throw in a chili cook-off, a home brew contest and a beauty pageant where a coat rack could win, spice it up with a hometown parade and an outhouse race, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for the annual Homer Winter Carnival....

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:01pm
  • A new ordinance to completely ban commercial cannabis in the city of Homer has been introduced by council member Heath Smith. The council has been considering and introduced another ordinance regulating cannabis activities by zoning district. Smith’s ordinance, 16-06, would not allow any commercia...

    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:37pm
  • AVTEC gets $5M donation Alaska’s primary vocational school is upgrading its Maritime Training Center, for free. AVTEC’s Seward campus will soon receive new equipment and state-of-the-art simulators valued at more than $5 million as part of a donation from Superior Energy Service...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:44am
  • Groundhog Day came Monday evening for Robert Ruffner. The Soldotna conservationist got a call from Gov. Bill Walker Monday night asking if he would accept a nomination to the state Board of Fisheries again, nearly a year after his first confirmation narrowly failed to pass the Legislature. Ruffner s...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:46am
  • JUNEAU — The trans-Alaska Pipeline System is still 100 percent full. The speed of oil flow, not the amount of oil in the 39-year-old pipeline, is the issue creating engineering challenges for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, engineer Rob Annett told legislators and members of the public during a ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:37am
  • Alaskans who have had the bodies of loved ones cremated often look to the wilderness to scatter ashes. People take remains out to favorite fishing spots or scatter them along hiking or ski trails. A Sadie Cove couple has expanded their lodge operations to offer a new way of interring cremated remain...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:16am

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