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  • Bald Mountain Air Service, owned by lifelong Alaskans Gary and Jeanne Porter of Homer, has earned the Medallion Shield, the highest safety award by the Medallion Foundation.  The award consists of five safety stars awarded by the foundation, whose mission is to reduce aviation accidents “by f...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:52pm
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    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:10pm
  • On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting made clear it wi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:05pm
  • Homer charter chaptain Josh Brooks spent Tuesday fishing by himself with one goal in mind: finding a salmon shark. The day was a success when Brooks hooked his prey 30 feet below the surface in 100 feet of water. He estimated the shark weighed 350-375 pounds. Brooks donated the jaw to the Center for...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:04pm
  • At 7 a.m. Tuesday with Alaska’s new marijuana law just hours old, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held a teleconference to address one of the big questions raised by the law. How should “in public” be defined? The board adopted an emergency regulation, and at 10:15 a.m. Lt. Gov. Byron Mal...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02pm
  • After hours of public testimony during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the assembly voted down an ordinance that, if passed, would have placed before voters in October the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in areas of the borough outside cities....

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 2: School board meeting, 7 p.m. March 3: Interviews with district superintendent candidates. March 6: Inservice, no school.  Chapman School Feb. 26-28:...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:58pm
  • From Unalaska to Juneau-Douglas, 24 schools and more than 250 students competed in drama, debate and forensics events in Anchorage last weekend. Homer High School was in the midst of the action, with more students breaking into elimination rounds than ever before. “But more than that, the students...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Three Homer High School seniors — Evan Boyer, Patrick Latimer and Jonas Noomah — have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Lin Hampson, HHS advisor. “The principal was notified and then he notified them here at school,” said Hampson of the good news pa...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:56pm
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:35pm

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