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  • For years, at the annual Cabin Fever Variety Show songs have been sung, guitars and ukuleles strummed, pianos played, jokes told and stories recited. Local cooks have offered up cakes and cookies, pies and breads. Raffle tickets have been sold and prizes won. All of that has been done with one goal:...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:53pm
  • Following a meeting on Jan. 28 in which the City Manager Selection Committee chose four finalists for the position of Homer City Manager, the Homer City Council on Monday interviewed the applicants by phone. Next Monday, the council discusses the finalists and works toward narrowing its list. The to...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:47pm
  • Two men in a Chevrolet pickup truck spin brodies on Beluga Lake on Monday afternoon. With the ice thickening up, people have begun driving on the lake and sometimes testing their driving skills. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the city does not get involved in determining if ice thickness is adequ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:43pm
  • Soldotna voters ended the possibility of the city becoming home rule in the near future. During Tuesday’s special election, voters chose not to form a seven-member charter commission that would have drafted the parameters of how Soldotna would govern itself under home rule status. The question on ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:38pm
  • JUNEAU — Legal marijuana advocates took to their phones Tuesday to testify against a bill that aims to delay legalizing the commercial sale of marijuana concentrates. The legislation by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, had its first hearing Tuesday in the House Health and Social Services Committee, of w...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:37pm
  • As Alaska faces declining revenues from dropping oil prices, the loss in state funding also will affect municipalities like the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said last Thursday in a talk with the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Navarre estimated the borough could see an 8 perce...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:51pm
  • Sixth-grader Phin Weston has taken first place in McNeil Canyon Elementary School’s Jan. 30 National Geographic geo bee. Other students participating were Eryn Field, Katerina Kuzmin, Sean Pilant, Kira Milne, Kappa Reutov, Emmet Wilkinson, Ty Etzwiler, Piper Kassouni, Halle Lapp, Tyshawn Carson an...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:47pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 24: District budget meeting, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m. For information, contact Lassie Nelson, 907-714-8838.   Chapman School Feb. 5-6: No school, parent-teacher conferenc...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:47pm
  • Apples displayed on desks, apples given to them by students. West Homer Elementary School librarian also has an apple for her desk. A golden one, awarded to her by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board at its regular meeting on Monday. In presenting her with the apple, board member Liz Downing, w...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:45pm
  • After years of planning, the sound of saws and smell of wood fill one of three modular classrooms at Chapman School....

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:44pm

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