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  • A storm with hurricane-force winds that swept through the lower Kenai Peninsula last week knocked out power from Nanwalek to Ohlson Mountain, caused an ice jam on the Anchor River, toppled trees and even blew crab pots into the Homer Harbor. On Monday, Homer Electric Association crews still have not...

    Mon, 01/04/2016 - 5:07pm
  • The Alaska Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling on Thursday, declaring a ballot initiative to ban setnets in certain areas of the state unconstitutional. Calling the initiative a “give-away program” that was designed to appeal to the self-interests of non-commercial fishermen, the court...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:22pm
  • When the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales strand, it can be a guessing game as to how many and how old they are. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will soon have a little help monitoring them. The agency will use an unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone, during strandi...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:33am
  • ANCHORAGE — Alaska Inuit hunter John Goodwin for decades has hunted ugruk, the bearded seal, a marine mammal prized for its meat, oil and hide. The largest of Alaska’s ice seals uses sea ice to rest and birth pups, and after the long winter, when ice breaks into floes, there’s a window of oppo...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:29am
  • A new natural health business will celebrate its Homer opening Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Forget Me Not Alternative Healing includes a small storefront with organic and natural herbal remedies and supplements, an office with a natural health-care practitioner — Aleesha Franklin — and a space t...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:26am
  • South Peninsula Hospital and Dr. Rob Downey announce the opening of a Functional Medicine Clinic in January.  Downey has nine years of training and clinical experience in functional medicine, and is working toward certification from The Institute for Functional Medicine. Functional medicine add...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:23am
  • As the new head of the Kenai Watershed Forum, there is a lot to learn, but Jack Sinclair said he’s up to the task. Sinclair has taken over the role of executive director for the Soldotna-based conservation nonprofit after former executive director Robert Ruffner announced he would step down earlie...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:21am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker likened his first year in office to moving into a new house that catches fire on move-in day, with low oil prices fueling a massive state budget deficit. But he said his biggest surprise has been how much he enjoys the job, calling himself a problem solver who likes to be...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:20am
  • A storm with winds up to 100 mph roared through the Kenai Peninsula, knocking out power for Homer Electric Association customers from Seldovia to Soldotna, causing flooding on the Anchor River, tearing off a trailer roof and delaying the M/V Tustumena run to Kodiak. The National Weather Service issu...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:48am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. Cook Inletkeeper ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:46am

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