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  • Last Thursday, Oct. 8, the cafeteria at Paul Banks Elementary School was crowded with a dog sled, a claw machine, several ball games and even more castles – and dozens of ecstatic 6-year-old engineers. First- and second-graders were participating in a nationwide Cardboard Challenge, which invited ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:03am
  • Homer and well-known Alaska chefs Kirsten and Mandy Dixon are featured in the season premiere of “Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking.” The show airs at 1:30 p.m. on KAKM/Alaska Public Media. ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:41am
  • HEA schedules work  in McKeon Flats area Homer Electric crews will be making system improvements in the McKeon Flats area in October that will require scheduled power outages for residents in the Halibut Cove, Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay areas in order to c...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:37am
  • Homer photographer, author and master gardener Brenda Adams will be a featured speaker at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the second largest garden show in the United States. The show is celebrating its 25th anniversary Feb. 17-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle....

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:46am
  • Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article, which appeared in the Oct. 8 edition of the Homer News, said Alaska Center for the Environment and Cook Inletkeeper filed for instream flow reservations, in addition to Chuitna Citizens Coalition. ACE and Cook Inletke...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:46am
  • Commercial fishermen operating more than three miles from shore have until today to get a mandatory dockside safety exam from the United States Coast Guard. Boats that are out of the water or tied up for the winter will need one before resuming operation next season. The dockside exams have been vol...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:42am
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks will begin a study designed to encourage high school-age girls to consider geophysics and technology science careers through summer academies. The National Science Foundation is funding the three-year, $1.1 million project, called BRIGHT Girls — short for Budding...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:40am
  • The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is asking for proposals on how to spend $2.2 million in federal disaster funds geared toward salmon research in Cook Inlet and the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. The funding opportunities will be welcome in wake of state budget cuts that claimed the Chinook Sa...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:39am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska’s northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest. The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, reached Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands on Sunday afternoon. After a Co...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:38am
  • As of Oct. 6, the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Main Street is a four-way full stop intersection. The new stoplight is not yet connected to power, so it remains dark, but Swanson General Contractors owner Rob Swanson, whose company put in the light, wants to emphasize that that doesn’t mean i...

    Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:01am

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