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  • Three Homer High School students sit on a peak of academic achievement as part of the top 10 percentile of students in the country. Each year, about 50,000 students are picked out of the 1.5 million students who enter the National Merit Scholarship Program as semifinalists or commended students. Fro...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:55am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:32am
  • A new beach policy passed at the Feb. 8 Homer City Council meeting came back for reconsideration at Monday’s meeting. On a move for a do-over by council member David Lewis, the council made one change — allowing vehicle use for seasonal coal picking at the Mariner Park Beach — but otherwise le...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:17am
  • Editor's note: The article has been changed to correct the name of Walter Swearingen and to clarify his medical situation regarding pain medication. Had Irwin Ravin been alive Monday to see the Homer City Council debate commercial cannabis in the city, he might have been amazed to hear the ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:09am
  • City-owned Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association agreed to purchase ConocoPhillips one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit gas field for a total of $152 million. Under the agreement ML&P will own 70 percent of the unit share and Chugach will take the remaining ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:34am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — State Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers has announced his retirement. He cited personal reasons for his decision in an email to department staff Tuesday. His retirement will be effective March 1. He says Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford will serve as acting commissioner. ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:33am
  • It took the community of Homer to shape Clinton Edminster into the entrepreneur and nonprofit director he is now at age 25.  In January, Edminster received the Generation NEXT Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business award, an accolade which he credits to his Homer upbringing....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:31am
  • Duff Mitchell is doing his damndest to get Alaska’s capital off of fuel oil. The director of Juneau Hydropower Inc. announced plans for a seawater-sourced district heat system for Downtown Juneau Feb. 9 at the Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Innovation Summit. The science behind the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:28am
  • The number of guides and guiding businesses in Alaska is staying stable but the percentage of nonresidents is still climbing. Since the state saw a drop in guide participation in 2009, the numbers have stabilized, according to the 2014 license and logbook data published by the Alaska Department of F...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:26am
  • Women in Alaska earned about 79.1 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned in 2014, according to an analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis, which compared the median weekly earnings for women in various careers across the state, found that women earned a median of $7...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:21am

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