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  • West Homer Elementary School students perform a skit about moose and dog interactions at the Homer City Council meeting Monday night. From left to right are Eli Zatz, Seamus McDonough as a dog and Thomas McDonough as a moose.  The West Homer Brickheads team won the champions award in the recent...

    Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:41am
  • Live security video and social media last week led to the arrest of a man suspected to have stolen from the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, the 12,000-square-foot indoor multi-use sports facility under construction near Homer Middle School. On Jan. 6, Homer Police charged Johnney Boy...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • The Homer City Council had 22 items on the agenda for its regular meeting on Monday night, but one item, Resolution 17-002, “supporting sustainable fisheries in Kachemak Bay through fisheries enhancement and habitat rehabilitation,” led to more than an hour of public testimony, all of it during ...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • After voters last fall defeated a $12 million bond proposition for a new Homer Police station and a 0.65 percent seasonal sales tax to pay for it, Homer City Manager Katie Koester said, “The need for a new police station has not gone away, but the next steps are in city council’s hands and I wil...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • As Homer’s legislators get ready to head to Juneau for the start on Jan. 17 of the 30th Alaska Legislature, one big issue looms ahead: how to keep funding state government and services. “The biggest thing is certainly going to be the budget and the revenue,” said Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, D...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • Though there are still nearly 10 months before Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will pick a new borough mayor, two people have already announced they are running. Sterling resident Charlie Pierce filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission in mid-October, approximately a year...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • The Alaska Construction Academies might see a steep decline in funding next year if the Legislature accepts Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget cuts. The governor’s fiscal year 2018 budget, released Dec. 15, proposes a $600,000 reduction in general fund dollars for the Alaska Construction Academi...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:49pm
  • Rejuvenating Alaska’s large vessel fishing fleet could be nearly an $11 billion boon for Outside shipyards, according to a new McDowell Group report. Iin a study commissioned by the Port of Seattle and the Washington Maritime Federation, the Alaska-based research firm pegged $11.3 billion as the c...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:44pm
  • Alaska USA’s CEO announces retirement Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has announced that president and CEO Bill Eckhardt will retire in May after a career spanning over 45 years. Geoff Lundfelt, currently executive vice president, has been selected to succeed Eckhardt....

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:40pm
  • Dr. Rob Downey, M.D., is the newly elected 2017 Chief of Staff for the South Peninsula Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Downey offers an outpatient functional medicine practice, and is the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Physician and Long Term Care Assistant Medical Director for South Peninsula Hos...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:40pm

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