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  • Sustainable Wares owner Karen West holds a garden gnome that had been outside the building and missed being hit by a Volvo that bumped into the corner of the building on Dec. 7. One corner of the store was dented (see photo at right), one window was broken and other windows and sheetrock wer...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:07am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council raised pollock quota for 2016, but only by half the requested amount, locked in by the 2 million metric ton cap for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fishery. The 2016 pollock limit for the Eastern Bering Sea is 1.34 million metric tons, a 30...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:05am
  • The Sterling Highway through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge may soon be a little more wildlife-friendly. As a part of the resurfacing and road improvement project, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and engineering consulting firm DO...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:49am
  • After considering several possible paths for a new highway section around Cooper Landing, the Alaska Department of Transportation named its preferred path for the new road on Friday. ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:48am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District All KPBSD schools will have winter break from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3. School will start again on Jan. 4. Happy holidays! Chapman School Dec. 14-18: Information Services Week. Chapman School would like to thank...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:27am
  • Outside of an entomology conference, you couldn’t find a group of people happier to see several dozen bugs than the packed audience in Mariner Theatre last Thursday afternoon.  Nearly every seat was filled for Paul Banks Elementary School’s performance of “A Bugz Christmas,” a musical a...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:26am
  • The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club sponsors two $1,500 scholarships for the spring 2016 Kachemak Bay Campus semester. Application packages must be received by Dec. 30.  Applicants must attend the Kachemak Bay Campus and demonstrate the best combination of financial need, academic achievement, c...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:25am
  • I  can’t type the word “home” without an “r” on the end of it. Our family has made Homer our home for more than 30 years and I am sure that is why.  We are fortunate to have both our sons home for the holidays again this year. Since the Other Fisherman and I married 38 years ago ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:50am
  • Reality TV star Atz Kilcher withdrew last week an application to lease state land in the Fox River Flats for an art and music wilderness camp. Candace Snow, a natural resources specialist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said Kilcher pulled his application on Dec. 10. ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:45am
  • In a status hearing held in Homer District Court on Monday, Judge Margaret Murphy rejected a motion for dismissal filed by lawyers for Wilma TV in a case involving alleged hunting with helicopters associated with the Discovery Channel show, “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:44am

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