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  • A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill creates an exemption to a regulation that would require an EPA permit for vessels less than 79 feet long for such discharge as bilge water and other common ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:58am
  • JUNEAU — Lawmakers will increase school funding this year — but with the majority of the session in the books, no one is saying by how much. In the fight over the per-student Base Student Allocation, the final result likely will be a compromise between Republican and Democratic proposals. School...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:49am
  • A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the 12:43 a.m. shaker was centered 60 miles southwest of Homer and was 52.2 miles beneath the earth’s surface. No tsunami danger was associ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:22am
  • Micah Mershon pretends he’s a movie star walking the red carpet as his “fans” react during Oscar dress-up day last Friday at West Homer Elementary School. Students dressed up as movie stars and celebrities for the day....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:04pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 7: Inservice, no school, end of quarter. March 10-14: Vacation days. April 1-3: Student testing. April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:03pm
  • Homer High School students earned fifth place overall in the state National Ocean Science Bowl competition held last weekend in Seward. Seventeen teams from all over Alaska participated. Homer’s NOSB team consists of coaches Bruce Rife, a science teacher, and Kris Holderied of NOAA; and students L...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:02pm
  • Next week, Homer students will be out of school for spring break. What’s a kid to do? Turns out, quite a bit. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening next week to keep your kids out of the doldrums. Swimming: Open Swim will be from 1 to 3 p.m. every day except Sunday. $5 for adu...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:01pm
  • Dr. Gary Chapman will lead a conference titled “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 15 at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. Chapman is the author of the best-selling book, “The Five Love Languages,” which has been translated into more than 36 languages. He a...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:52pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Monday night rescued a man canoeing across Kachemak Bay in a 14-foot Coleman “Scanoe” canoe.  Troopers in the P/V Augustine found Mark Makris, 27, of Anchorage, north of Sixty Foot Rock and about 2.5 miles off the Homer Spit after an acquaintance reported Makris ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:51pm
  • A car crash in Anchor Point on Monday afternoon caused life threatening injuries to a Homer man. Mark Shufelt, 51, was taken by a medevac flight from South Peninsula Hospital to an Anchorage hospital where he is listed in serious condition. According to an Alaska State Trooper press release, at abou...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:45pm

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