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  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS This summer has been a good one. The warmth we experienced that lasted for months rather than moments left its mark on the size and quantity of produce down at the Homer Farmers’ Market. Recently we have had more rain, but thankfully not ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:28pm
  • Electric utilities in the Interior-Southcentral region known as the “railbelt” are studying plans for $1 billion in necessary upgrades to the regional electrical grid. This is in addition to $1 billion in new power generation plants that have been built or are under construction, state and utili...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:27pm
  • 1. What is the most important role of a school board member and why do you want the job?  Sunni Hilts: I believe the most important role of a school board member is to be a voice of those I represent to the board of education and the school district and to brin...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 9:46am
  • 1. What do you see as the most important role of a Homer City Council member and why do you want the job?  Corbin Arno: The most important role of a council member is being a voice for the people. I want this job because I don’t see government working for the...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 9:41am
  • At a ceremony tonight at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, the Alaska Conservation Foundation will recognize winners of the 28th annual Conservation Achievement Awards.  Two of the recipients, Roberta Highland and Justice Sky, are from Homer.  ...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 8:42am
  • KODIAK — The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority,...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 8:39am
  • Nearly 63 percent of voters polled are in favor of a likely 2014 ballot initiative that would prohibit mining in Bristol Bay, according to an opinion poll released by Anchorage-based Hays Research Group. Almost 24 percent said they would oppose the ballot initiative....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:18pm
  • When it comes to the M/V Tustumena’s long-overdue return to service, absence is not only making hearts of Seldovia residents grow fonder, it also has created a hardship for residents and businesses in communities the state ferry serves....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:18pm
  • While the Kenai Peninsula Borough has several initiatives on its ballot, the city of Homer keeps its simple with one question: “Shall Homer City Code Chapter 5.42 prohibiting sellers from providing customers with disposable shopping bags be repealed?”  A yes vote repeals the plastic bag ban...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:13pm
  • With the Oct. 1 municipal election less than two weeks away, Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have time to do their homework before stepping into the ballot booth. Understanding the three borough propositions is a good place to start. Proposition No. 1...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:11pm

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