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  • Advocates for early childhood learning programs picket on Pioneer Avenue outside the Legislative Information Office building on Tuesday. They protested budget cuts proposed by the House Finance Subcommittee that would eliminate Best Beginnings and cause the Homer Early Childhood Education Coalition ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:31pm
  • Up on Fireweed Avenue, a gravel road about 4 miles out of town off East Hill Road, varied thrushes can be heard singing, a spring call that sounds like old-style telephones. That’s early for this year, but Homer’s wacky weather also has led to the sound of ringing phones — the real kind — at...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:29pm
  • Saying they liked his eloquence, communication skills and perspective on the Homer economy, the Homer City Council on Tuesday selected Jeffrey Trinker as city manager over Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer. In a 5-1 tally, with Council member Bryan Zak voting no, the council voted to extend th...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:28pm
  • Williwaw Marimba plays at its final performance at Marimba Madness last Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. From left to right are Lisa Olsen, Patrick Latimer, Jonas Noomah, Paul Trowbridge and Janette Latimer....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:03pm
  • Eddie Wood, at a Bunnell Street Arts Center Artists in the Schools residency at Fireweed, directed Evelyn Sherwood and Ella Gustafson for a performance, Planet Drum, last Friday at Little Fireweed Academy. Other percussionists include Asik Wheeler Keagan Niebuhr, and Madelyn Madrid....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:34pm
  • When I wake up, I get dressed and then I eat breakfast. After that I do my chores: feeding my pets, making my bed and cleaning my dishes.  When I start my schoolwork, I have lots of ways to make it more fun. I teach my little sister preschool and other things. I like doing school with my friend...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Kachemak Selo and other schools off the state road system make it challenging for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to provide education to the borough’s younger residents. Add to that a mixture of languages, religions, cultures and family situations and the challenges only increase. Tha...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun is still on the distant side of the Kenai Mountains, its light beginning to spread down the Fox River flats and across the surface of Kachemak Bay. The bay’s whispered sur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:25pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum, applied for the board in February....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:06pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska. The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Tr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:03pm

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