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  • With today marking the 50th anniversary of what has become known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, Alaskans are even more mindful of what it takes to prepare....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:31pm
  • In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something happened to shove that story of Homer’s birthday to the lower corner....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Fishing off an area commonly known as the bluffs, Kenai angler Raymond B. Tepp and his two buddies were about to reel in and move to a new spot Saturday afternoon. Besides not having any bites, one of Tepp’s friends was seasick, which is not the best way to enjoy the Homer Winter King Salmon Tourn...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:23pm
  • The Homer Elks Lodge holds a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formal incorporation of the city of Homer.  The event starts at 4 p.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge on Jenny Way, and includes a barbecue, a historical display and photos by the Pratt Museum, music, and story telling by Home...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Fifty years ago today Alaska was slammed with a 9.2 earthquake. It occurred at 5:36 p.m. and its epicenter was about 90 kilometers west of Valdez and 120 kilometers east of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. Deaths numbered more than 100 and included 16 in Oregon and C...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Scholarships, contests, etc. American Legion Scholarships: Richard D. Johnson, $1,000, due March 30; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, $500, due April 1; Merrilyn Stock Scholarship for continuing students (not high school students)...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation day. May 21: School closes.   Chapman School April 1-3: Student testing.   Homer Hig...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously approved a six-year plan for improvement projects for fiscal years 2015 to 2021 at its March 3 meeting. The district will submit the plan to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in late August to seek fund...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Casey M. Coates, son of Michael and Laurie Coates, has made the dean’s list at California Maritime Academy, San Francisco, for the spring and fall 2012 semesters and the 2013 fall semesters. A senior, Coates graduates April 26 with a degree in marine transportation and a U.S. Coast Guard third mat...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:42pm
  • The Fourth Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Land’s End Resort in Homer.  Tables are available for businesses with products or services of interest to the agricultural sector; for example, real estate, insurance, earthwork, equipment, co...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:34pm

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