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  • Alaska’s current budget crisis can easily be blamed on the plunge in oil prices, which are less than half what they were nine months ago, but some responsibility should be laid at the door of the state’s citizens, who are largely disconnected from state spending decisions — except to spend mor...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:47am
  • In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet on Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, order in Ken Castner v. City of Homer where he called that method “arbitrary and unreasonable.” “It is hereby orde...

    Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:54pm
  • The Ninilchik School gym has been used for lots of events: ball games, holiday celebrations, talent shows, musical performances and graduations to name a few. None have ever packed the room quite like the event of Sept. 24, 2010: the school’s 100th anniversary.  Everybody from Ninilchik Schoo...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:34pm
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    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:25pm
  • Hospice of Homer has been awarded a $24,955 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. The funds will purchase up-to-date technology.  “With a robust technology infrastructure, hospice staff efficiency will increase resulting in more effective service provision. As the need for Hospice of Homer prog...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:10pm
  • A Homer City Council member has questioned the propriety of having the police chief sit as a member on a proposed nine-seat Cannabis Advisory Commission.  At the council’s March 23 meeting, council member Beau Burgess introduced Ordinance 15-07 creating a Cannabis Advisory Commission, but he ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:22pm
  • Searchers found a 3-year-old boy missing for about 45 minutes last week in the best possible place — inside the boy’s home.  The boy’s parent notified Alaska State Troopers about 4:30 p.m. on March 23 that the child had gone missing while playing outside near the home in the Bonnie Avenue...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Warm thaws are common during coastal winters, but the season was unusual not only for record warmth but also for its persistence and being the second very warm winter in a row.  The extreme temperatures could influence fire risk, erosion and wildlife. Rainfall this spring will be a big factor i...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
  • For the employees of the Homer Harbor, the job comes with one of the best perks around: a glorious view of the harbor, Kachemak Bay and the glaciers and peaks of the Kenai Mountains.  At the old office on the west side of the harbor, that scene might not be as obvious. From the new Homer Harbor...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:17pm
  • Make money? Spend money? If the answer to either question is “yes,” then Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover might be a good idea. Sponsored by the Homer Ministerial Association, the Total Money Makeover with presenter Chris Hogan is April 18 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre.  ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:38pm

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