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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough last week introduced an ordinance to increase the number of its employees in the 911-call center as a way to save money. The move, once negotiations with the state are complete, would allow the borough to take up to eight employees — six dispatchers and two supervisors ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:10pm
  • Greetings from the helm of your Homer Chamber of Commerce. As I get to understand better the workings of this organization, the balancing of our finances has made me acutely aware of just how vital our fundraising programs are: They are the fuel that makes the chamber run. I never understood, for ex...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:06pm
  • Did you know that it would take 1.9 United States of Americas a year to develop enough resources for one United States of America?  We consume more than we produce. When we reach that point where we are consuming more than we produce or regenerate we have reached “Overshoot Day.”  In 2...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:48am
  • Sportfishing and charter halibut representatives have acknowledged that implementation of the new halibut catch sharing plan would not necessarily mean guided anglers in Southcentral Alaska face a one fish bag limit. That’s good news for anglers — and a marked change from the guide industry’s ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:23am
  • A sandhill crane hides behind a rose bush on a Homer lawn. Kachemak Crane Watch is doing its third day of crane counting on Monday. Report sightings of cranes at reports@cranewatch.org or ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:40am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 9: School board meeting, Homer High School auditorium, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: Classes released 90 minutes early. Bus schedules will be adjusted.   Chapman School Sept. 10:...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:51am
  • Mattea Peters doesn’t have to remember back too far to recall how she felt as a freshman at Homer High School. “I was pretty intimidated by all the older kids,” said Mattea, now a senior and part of the school’s peer mentoring program that matches seniors and freshman. “I think this helps ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:46am
  • Sen Lisa Murkowski: “Sen. Murkowski is extremely concerned about the attacks that killed over 1,400 Syrians and the United States sending a signal to other dangerous nations like Iran and North Korea that breaking global laws has no consequences. When President Obama announced he ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:32am
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress’s credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in Syria goes unanswered. Obama is seeking congressional and international support for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bash...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:30am
  • The nine-member Kenai Peninsula School Board will make its once-a-year visit to Homer on Monday. A full agenda of committee meetings held in the Homer High School library will keep the board busy throughout the day, beginning in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. The board’s regular...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 4:08pm

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