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  • In discussions at its work session on Monday, the Homer City Council leaned toward selecting the Homer Education and Recreation Complex building lot as the site for a proposed $15.3 million public safety building that would include a fire hall, police station and jail....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have national or state elections to worry about this fall. When we go to the polls on Oct. 1, this time around, as the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill said, all politics is local. In the city of Homer election, a slate of four candidates run for two 3-yea...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • It is unclear when the wreckage of the F/V Six will be pulled out of Cook Inlet, however a U.S. Coast Guard-led team cleared the vessel of any remaining oil-based pollutants on Tuesday. While there was a sheen on the water, there were no fuel or oil-based products left in the vessel’s tanks by the...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:46pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 18: Classes released 90 minutes early for teacher and instructional support staff to collaborate. Bus schedules will be adjusted to early release time.   Chapman School Today: Socce...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:02pm
  • Sharon Needham’s recent shopping list for a Saturday breakfast went something like this: 25 dozen eggs, three three-pound packages of sausage, two boxes of Krusteaz pancake mix, a few bottles of syrup, several jugs of milk and five different kinds of juice. Then there was some grated cheese, torti...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:01pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — A new research ship designed for arctic waters will take longer than expected to reach Alaska. The National Science Foundation’s 261-foot Sikuliaq was to reach Seward in January. Its departure from a shipyard in Marinette, Wis., is two to three months behind schedule as builders...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, music by ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Homer residents and visitors will get the chance to find out what “from farm to table” means during Homer’s first Taste of Homer. Everyone is invited to bring their appetites to the event which will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wasabi’s Restaurant....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:19pm
  • Independent sources of Interior electricity are in the hands of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Alaska Environmental Power LLC, a small wind farm near Delta Junction, filed an informal complaint Aug. 23 with the commission against Golden Valley Electric Association’s proposed power purchase a...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:16pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, it announced in a recent press release. Recertification allows CIRCAC to continue “representing the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting safe marine transportation and oil facility operations...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:15pm

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