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  • 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
  • For the second time in her career, Gina Pelaia, a real estate agent with Bay Realty, was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award at the annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and fundraiser last December. “This means a lot to me, to be recognized by my association and my fellow Rea...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:01am
  • The 23rd Annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and auction, which was held in December at Wasabi’s, raised $7,000 for local charities and scholarships. New board members also were installed, and awards were given to three local agents.  John Calhoun received a Lifetime Achievement a...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:59am
  • A well-known Homer chef is among the Class of 2016 Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40.  Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine Café on the Homer Spit and executive chef of Within the Wild Adventure Company, was named to the prestigious list of young professionals....

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:55am
  • As other oil and gas companies seek to trim expenses with layoffs and stalling development, Hilcorp Alaska has no plans to stop acquisitions. The company will continue to buy properties in Alaska, said Chad Helgeson, the Kenai area operations manager, in an update to the public at the annual Industr...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:54am
  • 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
  • Homer High School’s DDF (Drama, Debate and Forensics) team competed at Service High in Anchorage on Jan. 29-30 and placed in several categories. They will next compete at the state tournament in Anchorage on Feb. 18-20. 1st Place, Solo Acting: Lindsey Schneider 2nd Place, Duet Acting: Ciara Jones ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:01am
  • The annual Paul Banks Elementary School Bingo for Books was a fun evening for the 250-plus students, parents and staff who attended the event. It was the best-attended Bingo for Books in many years.  The majority of students left with at least four brand-new books. Bingo for Books’ focus is p...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:59am
  • Chapman School Feb. 4-5: Conferences, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., no school.  Feb. 5: Wrestling at Homer, 10 a.m.  Feb. 8: 7th/8th grade Battle of the Books. Connections Feb.  1-12: First sessio...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:57am
  • The 21 students representing Homer High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 2016 Career and Technical Student Organization Conference showed off their skills and picked up awards in 10 out of the 15 categories. ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:56am

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