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  • The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will present the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report to the communities of Kodiak Island, Southcentral and Southwest Alaska May 19-22. The report will be presented in Homer with teleconference availability fo...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:28pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced the 2014 commencement will be at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre at 7 p.m. May 7. This year’s keynote speaker is Shannyn Moore, a Homer-raised national and Alaska news commentator and columnist, KB...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Effective May 5, Hospice of Homer is moving to a new location at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. Access to the new hospice office is through the lower level in the back of the building where there is parking. With the new location come expanded office hours. The new hospice hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monda...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • The Homer City Council in a special meeting Monday night investigated six more ethics complaints. Acting as the Board of Ethics, the council also investigated further a complaint, 2014-02, it had first reviewed at its April 14 meeting. All meetings were held in executive session. At the end of the p...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Earth Day celebrations spreading from Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, along Beluga Slough Trail and to Bishops Beach drew a crowd on Saturday, as did the annual electronics recycling event organized by Cook Inletkeeper....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District May 21: School closes.   Chapman School May 5: Kindergarten to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. May 5-16: Swimming in Homer, grades 2-3. No swimming on May 8-9. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:35pm
  • Eighth-grader Jack Heimbold of Chapman School is the school’s Masonic Award recipient. Jack was nominated by the school’s principal, Conrad Woodhead, selected for his high character and academics. In presenting Jack with the award, Woodhead said Jack represented such Chapman student body traits ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Tuesday the names of her 10 first-session summer interns that will work in Murkowski’s Washington, D.C., office. Alfonso Sitenga of Homer is among those named. Others include Lyndsey Brollini, Nicole Eldred and Mckenzie Stepovich of Anchorage; Dierdre Creed of Kotzebu...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33pm
  • The Chapman School gym was full of science and the young scientists displaying their projects at the school’s April 23 science fair, coordinated by teacher Jonathan Sharp. The projects ranged from Tyler Johnson’s blue-ribbon research into how likely hunters are to accurately identify legal-sized...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:32pm
  • The sunken ferry dock in Skagway has its head back above water. Western Marine Construction Inc., a Juneau-based company, was contracted over the weekend to work on the dock’s infrastructure. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the dock’s raising by Facebook on...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:17pm

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