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  • As part of an in-port maintenance period this week, the Homer-based Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducted a top-end overhaul of the port-side main propulsion engine for the first time since the cutter was commissioned in 2003.The crew of the Hickory took advantage of scheduled maintenance time this m...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:10pm
  • JUNEAU — The Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon was much more crowded than usual July 10 with one of the state’s hottest topics on the agenda. The issue up for discussion? The “More Alaska Production Act” or “The Giveaway,” depending on which side you ask....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:05pm
  • JUNEAU — The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker. In an interview, manager Steve Butt said the state and co...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:41pm
  • Crowds of spectators lined Pioneer Avenue on Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July parade. Organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo.  Daisy Lee Bitter reigned over the proceedings at this year’s grand marshal. From the viewing stand on the balcony...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31pm
  • 31 compete in Highland Games   BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices. At recent meetings, citizens have voiced concerns about abused and neglected animals in unincorporated areas. At its July 1 meeting, the assembly passed a resol...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:09pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved a site for a proposed new Kachemak Selo School at its June 30 meeting. The board’s choice was one of two sites being considered for a new facility to replace the three separate buildings currently being used. “The recommende...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • In three separate incidents last week, vehicle crashes killed a Wasilla woman and injured two Homer women. Police and troopers said all three incidents involved alcohol. The most serious incident happened about 6:20 p.m. July 4 when a Wasilla woman flipped her all-terrain vehicle while crossing Star...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Throw a monkeyfist-knotted rope in the Homer Harbor, and odds are you’ll hit a Tolman skiff. From its versions as open skiffs to stout cabin cruisers, the classic Kachemak Bay boats can be seen not only in Homer, but up and down the Alaska and Pacific coasts and even as far away as  Norway an...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:52pm
  • It was standing room only at the Ninilchik Rodeo on Saturday, as a crowd of more than 650 squeezed into the bleachers to whoop and holler for 145 competing cowboys and cowgirls. With the sun playing peek-a-boo on Sunday, the audience was a bit smaller, down to about 350, but “it was still a pretty...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:44pm

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