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  • Temperatures in Homer were hovering around zero degrees Sunday afternoon, but at the Tustumena 200 volunteers’ meeting at Captain’s Coffee enthusiasm for this weekend’s sled dog race was anything but chilly.  In 2012, the 200-mile race incorporated McNeil Canyon Elementary School as a che...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:21pm
  • A plan to bring public transportation to Homer remains in the works, with a Chrysler handicap accessible van in Kenai and ready to roll sometime in the near future.  However, due to some contract requirements, getting vouchers printed and other details, the rubber has not yet quite met the road...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Does Homer’s silent majority want natural gas or not?...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:16pm
  • What does a pink-haired, tattooed, ear-pierced, outspoken, former hairstylist, current college student, 20-something single mother of twins from the central peninsula have in common with a soft-spoken, married, former nurse, current Homer author with sometimes evident strands of gray hair that hint ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:15pm
  • The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig — idling at dock in Homer since late August — could start drilling after the snow melts, an official with Buccaneer Energy said Friday. What was planned as a short eight-day stay in Homer before leaving to drill in northern Cook Inlet waters turne...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:56pm
  • On a blustery winter day with the temperatures dropping into the teens, the wind blowing 30 and the sun setting before 6 p.m., Alaskans look south — way south — and imagine themselves strolling a Hawaiian beach. Though thousands of miles apart and distant in latitude, we of the 49th state have d...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:47pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s “Industry Outlook Forum” is coming to town, with a two-day event at Land’s End Resort on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The forum’s theme is “Cook Inlet — Energy for All Alaska” and it is hosted by the KPEDD and the city of Homer. Usually held in ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:44pm
  • By Dan Schwartz Morris News Service - Alaska Cyndi and Craig Ramm opened the Corner Café in Soldotna not long ago. They said they want to use more than 75 percent organic ingredients and, when possible, buy local produce. “We don’t want to support a big company out of ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:42pm
  •  Beginning in February, South Peninsula Hospital will offer monthly diabetes and cholesterol clinics by Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska. Tanner treats adult patients with diabetes, obesity, elevated blood pressure and complex cholesterol problems....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:42pm
  • Dr. William Bell has been elected chief of staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center.  He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for more than 30 years, and replaces outgoing c...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:40pm

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