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  • There are huge benefits for the state if Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed state participation in a North Slope gas project goes forward: as much as $2 billion to $3 billion per year in new revenues. If the project were expanded, as the partnership deal anticipates, state revenues could increase by 30 ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • A taxi cab driver fended off a knife attack by forcing a passenger to drop the knife and pulling a pistol on him, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed last Thursday. Police arrested Sean K.M. Reagan, 25, for third-degree assault after finding him lying on the floor of a boat at the harbor...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am
  • At its Feb. 10 regular meeting, the Homer City Council set a timetable for the next step in the charter commission election process. It established a commissioner candidate petition period of March 1 to July 15 and an election date of Oct 7....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 25: A public meeting about the district’s 2014-2015 budget, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m.  Feb. 26: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.   Chapman School Feb. 22:...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:22am
  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has had his heart set on being accepted to a military academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be exact, with the Naval Academy second on his list, followed by West Point. Alaska’s congressional delegation did their part to help Wal...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:20am
  • Homer Middle School took second place in MathCounts regional competition in Anchorage on Feb. 8. “The eighth-graders were the official team, while the seventh graders competed as individuals,” said HMS teacher Rand Seaton. The team will move on to the state competition March 29....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:19am
  • Sure they can read, but do they know what they’re reading? Absolutely. Proof of that pudding is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Battle of the Books.  Taking first place were West Homer Elementary School third- and fourth-grade team of Eli Zatz, Olivia Glasman, Seamus McDonough, Ka...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:18am
  • For more than 100 years people have been doing amazing things with bicycles in Alaska. In 1898, a handful of hardy souls rode more than 1,000 miles from Dawson to Nome — well before cars, trains or even roads. ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:14am
  • Contractors and city workers last week removed Ramp 7 from the harbor. Ramp 7 is the ramp that connects JJ float and the Seldovia Bay Ferry mooring to the Homer Harbor uplands. Seldovia Village Tribe built the ramp and improvements to JJ float for its ferry operation between Homer and Seldovia. The ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:08am
  • The Homer City Council at its Monday night meeting will consider a resolution to disapprove the Homer Advisory Planning Commission’s recommendation supporting a preliminary plat for the Quiet Creek subdivision.  Council members David Lewis and Francie Roberts are sponsoring the resolution....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:27pm

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