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  • On the search for more learning, the first-grade students from Paul Banks Elementary School, accompanied by teachers and four parents, tapped into the rich resource of their community Sept. 19. Their search led to the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and, for the 16 students in teacher Wendy Todd’s...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:22am
  • Charlie Gibson wasn’t so sure he would enjoy volunteer work with Hospice of Homer. “I thought it was going to be depressing, but it’s not,” said Gibson, who has found his niche moving equipment for hospice’s equipment loan program. “It always feels good,” he said. Gibson, who has worke...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:17am
  • One incumbent lost, another kept his seat and the one open seat went to the less conservative candidate of the two running for office. In District 7, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Brent Johnson fended off two challengers in Central Kenai Peninsula to retain his seat. Looking to oust the fi...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:15am
  • Buccaneer Alaska has not decided on where to moor the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence after the end of operations this fall. The city and port of Homer have been encouraging Buccaneer to dock the rig at the Deep Water Dock, as happened last winter, and have written letters of support fo...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:56pm
  • Late last week, Buccaneer Energy announced that “all outstanding approvals and permits have been granted” for the company’s drilling operations on its West Eagle Unit off East End Road approximately 20 miles east of Homer....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:47pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday to pass a continuing resolution funding the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer, including the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties,...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:46pm
  • A Homer surfer rides a wave near high tide on the Spit in Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine.  With cloudy skies forecast by the National Weather Service, it may be awhile before area residents — and surfers — catch another glimpse of the sun....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:42pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With 29 of 30 precincts reporting on Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Kenai Peninsula voters gave a loud “yes” on an increase that more than doubles the existing property tax exemption and “yes” to a school bond that will bring a ne...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:40pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. One of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business, the other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four votes ahead, w...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:38pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:08pm

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