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  • A few more events to get out of the way for the spring sports season and work will begin on ripping up the field within the track and replacing it with a turf field. “May 22 is the day the site will be available for the contractor,” said Kevin Lyon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s capital projec...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Humans aren’t the only ones to show off when having their picture taken. This eagle, on the bluff south of Deep Creek, appears to enjoy making faces for the camera. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Would the Homer City Council get more middle-income residents, parents and small-business owners running for office if it increased the stipend for serving?  In introducing an ordinance that would increase a council member’s pay from $50 to $150 a month, council member Beau Burgess made that ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:05pm
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will present the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report to the communities of Kodiak Island, Southcentral and Southwest Alaska May 19-22. The report will be presented in Homer with teleconference availability fo...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:28pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced the 2014 commencement will be at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre at 7 p.m. May 7. This year’s keynote speaker is Shannyn Moore, a Homer-raised national and Alaska news commentator and columnist, KB...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Effective May 5, Hospice of Homer is moving to a new location at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. Access to the new hospice office is through the lower level in the back of the building where there is parking. With the new location come expanded office hours. The new hospice hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monda...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • The Homer City Council in a special meeting Monday night investigated six more ethics complaints. Acting as the Board of Ethics, the council also investigated further a complaint, 2014-02, it had first reviewed at its April 14 meeting. All meetings were held in executive session. At the end of the p...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Earth Day celebrations spreading from Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, along Beluga Slough Trail and to Bishops Beach drew a crowd on Saturday, as did the annual electronics recycling event organized by Cook Inletkeeper....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District May 21: School closes.   Chapman School May 5: Kindergarten to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. May 5-16: Swimming in Homer, grades 2-3. No swimming on May 8-9. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:35pm
  • Eighth-grader Jack Heimbold of Chapman School is the school’s Masonic Award recipient. Jack was nominated by the school’s principal, Conrad Woodhead, selected for his high character and academics. In presenting Jack with the award, Woodhead said Jack represented such Chapman student body traits ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33pm

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