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  • Citing a tight budget and low reserves in unspent funds, the Homer City Council at its Monday night meeting did not introduce an ordinance appropriating $100,000 in matching funds to Homer Senior Citizens Inc. to pay for natural gas conversions at its facilities.  Homer Senior Citizens has rece...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:55pm
  • A fund has been set up for a Homer fisherman and photographer who lost his home and belongings in a house fire on Diamond Ridge. That fire was one of two fires local firefighters fought last Thursday, June 5. Kachemak Emergency Service firefighters could not save the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Lev...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:53pm
  • A standing-room-only crowd jammed into the Homer Council on the Arts last Friday to share music and appreciation of Mary Epperson on her 92nd birthday, June 6. Called “the creative heart of Homer,” Epperson is one of the founders of HCOA, a music teacher and musician, a longtime volunteer and a ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:42pm
  • After a failed attempt by Kenai City Council member Brian Gabriel to slash more than $300,000 from the budget to avoid a mill rate increase, the city of Kenai passed the fiscal year 2015 budget with more than $92,000 surplus in the general fund at Wednesday’s meeting. The new mill rate jumped from...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:53pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers did not follow C...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:50pm
  • WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, Calif.,...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:49pm
  • JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Bob invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:47pm
  • I love all the booths at the Homer Farmers Market, brimming with flowers and vegetables, crafts and food.  That’s why it takes me so long to walk through. There could be a pulled pork sandwich hiding behind the coffee and teas, some morels behind the strawberry plants, cucumbers hidden by the...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:44pm
  • KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich., in the northwest lower region near Traverse City. Selbig and his wife, Nova Stubbs, are both originally from Michigan and have f...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:35pm

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