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  • Editor’s note: In the last of this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges.   In the 1930s when the Homer Women’s Club wanted a community hall in what’s now called Old Town, women held socials to raise money for supplies and persuaded ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:47pm
  • A rash of Homer burglaries that started with a break-in at the Salvation Army on Sept. 11 have continued with a burglary Oct. 9 at a Skyline Drive lodge and burglaries last week of two downtown Homer businesses. Police have charged two suspects in the lodge burglary, Hannah Hill and Harold Sargeant,...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:28pm
  • At the south end of Birch Street in Anchor Point, water covers the gravel street’s intersection with Ester Avenue. At the north end, survey stakes outline the course a ditch is being constructed to create a route for water to flow north toward an existing stream. On Tuesday, heavy equipment was at...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:23pm
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that’s racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the municipality needs a higher offer to cover a grant that must be repaid to the federal government. The borough has turned down the $2 milli...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:18pm
  • ANCHORAGE — It is one of Alaska’s great success stories: rural health care, operated by Alaska Natives. After decades of pushing for self-governance, Native people gained control of federally administered Indian Health Service programs for Alaska in 1998 and improvements in health care delivery ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:15pm
  • There will be a QuickBooks class Oct. 28-30 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited. To register, call Heidi at 907-283-3335 ext. 3....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:13pm
  • Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Shareholders of the Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. will be pocketing a big dividend in December. The Alaska Native corporation in a release says the regular fall dividend will be $40 per share. The board of directors has added a $60 per share special dividend to be paid ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Commercials encouraging tourists to visit Alaska are appearing on broadcast television for the first time in more than three decades. Four ads promoting tourism in Alaska, including a first-ever commercial dedicated solely to winter travel, are being rotated during morning and eve...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:09pm
  • A plan to build a $43 million expansion at Central Peninsula Hospital passed its first hurdle Tuesday night following a failed attempt by two assembly members to derail it....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:08pm

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