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  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Nov. 3: Fireweed Share the Spirit Movie Night at Homer Theatre featuring The Polar Express and several student-made shorts. Homer Flex Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:03pm
  • DDF brings home 10 awards from Chugiak tournament Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensices (DDF) team competed in Chugiak over the weekend of Oct. 22, placing in a total of 10 categories. Placing were: • Lauren Jones and Zane Boyer — first place, Duet Acting; • Landon Bunting — fir...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:56pm
  • Play is an essential part of childhood development and early literacy. Play provides children the opportunity to explore learned concepts further, try out new vocabulary, imagine and create the fantastical, collaborate with others, and practice storytelling; all while having fun!...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:53pm
  • On the first day of early voting on Monday, 3,300 Alaskans statewide cast their ballots, including 142 in Homer — a sign of high interest in the presidential election. As we count down to election day on Nov. 8, Alaskans have become caught up in one of the most intense presidential campaigns ever....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:44pm
  • In the first regular meeting of the new Homer City Council and chaired by new Homer Mayor Bryan Zak, the council picked up some unfinished business left from previous meetings. In a meeting with five public hearing items, the meeting ran until 9 p.m. The council passed two main resolutions: • Reso...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:41pm
  • Homer man indicted on murder, robbery charges in 2013 case A Kenai grand jury on Oct. 20 indicted Lee John Henry, 55, on murder and robbery charges in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews. The grand jury charged that Henry killed Matthews, then 61, on July 28, 2013, as Matthews walked on the Boystown Tra...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:58pm
  • Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes. But the job goes far beyond that — by the time she delivers the child, she’s spent weeks with the mother. “(O...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:49am
  • Open enrollment in health insurance marketplace begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2017, SVT Health & Wellness officials have reminded in a press release....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:46am
  • Adding to a long list of salmon fisheries that did not produce as expected in 2016, the Copper River drift gillnet fishery fell well short of expectations, in spite of above average time and effort. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game preliminary report, the notoriously dangerous Cop...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:43am
  • For Kids Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at the Historic Cabin at the Pratt Museum, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care, 4:30-8 p.m. Use the lower level rehabilitation entrance, then use the elevator or stairs....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:09am

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