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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has passed an ordinance amending the property tax code and is reviewing another ordinance with changes to the sales tax code. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s administration has been reviewing the sales and property tax codes for about a year. After reviewing the c...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:36pm
  • An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate ...

    Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:58pm
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    Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Toxic shellfish have been found in Pacific blue mussels in the Homer harbor, according to an alert from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Mussels sampled by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning by Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Researc...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:26pm
  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • A proposed purchase of $30,000 in light-emitting diode lights for one harbor mast light pole could save the city up to $6,200 per light pole annually. At Monday’s regular Homer City Council, the council introduced on first reading Ordinance 16-45, a sole-source contract to Puffin Electric to purch...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • When working with nature, doing nothing often means a great deal. Such is the case of Paul and Jen Castellani, the owners of Will Grow Farm, and their home located off the beaten path between Homer and Anchor Point. Despite the Castellani’s efforts to leave the land on which they live and reap the...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • Each month, this column will feature tips on how to include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine using five familiar practices: reading, talking, playing, singing, and writing together! Each article will include book and digital media recommendations as well as activities you can try a...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:46pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Homer Flex Aug. 31: Open house, 5-6:30 p.m. Registration is ongoing, please call 235-5558 for an appointment. Homer High School Aug. 25: JV and varsity football and cheerleaders leave for Whittier Ferry, 4 a.m. Aug. 25: C-team, JV and varsity vol...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:46pm
  • The first day of school is all about learning the ropes – new classroom, new rules, new names and new routines. In first grade teacher Anne Love’s class, the students were not the only ones getting used to the ebb and flow of a day at McNeil Canyon Elementary....

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:46pm

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