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  • Student newsTracy L. Quance of Ninilchik was awarded a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming. Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictToday: Fiscal year 2014 school district budget development discussion, Homer High School librar...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:18pm
  • The heart-shaped glass vials worn around the necks of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School weren't just for decoration. Each one contained something uniquely special: the DNA of the student it was worn by. Even better, the students in Shirlie Gribble's classroom extracted it themselves with...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:59pm
  • Winter might be a slow time for business in some places, but in Anchor Point, business owners are putting the slow-down to their advantage.Some are developing new approaches to boost business at long-time establishments. Others have identified a market not met and are hoping to meet the need. At lea...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm
  • Begun Jan. 15, this year's legislative session is halfway toward its April 14 adjournment. Representing areas of the Kenai Peninsula that include the southern and portions of the central peninsula, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, took time to reflect on the session's ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:40pm
  • After seven years, Regina Mauras, the city of Homer’s finance director, is moving on. Mauras has accepted the position of finance director with the city of Prosser, Wash. Her last day on the job in Homer is March 8.She likened her experience interviewing for the new position to a television show....

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:36pm
  • Over the next few years, downtown Homer will see several intersection and road improvements that will make safer two of the city's worst intersections and get rid of several stretches of notorious potholes on Pioneer Avenue and Lake Street.One intersection change, at Main Street and the Sterling Hig...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:33pm
  • A common traffic violation-- failure to signal a turn -- led to an arrest last Saturday for methamphetamine possession. The incident shut down a side street near the Homer Post Office when in the process of the arrest an Alaska Wildlife Trooper discovered a suspected meth lab in a 26-year-old Homer ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:32pm
  • Homer Electric Association seeks opinions on the interest of members who might want to participate in a commonly owned renewable energy project. While preliminary, the idea is that a group of members would share in the cost and construction of a project, such as a wind turbine or solar panel array, ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:19pm
  • Carolyn Sapp, Homer's new postmaster, is picking up where the community's former postmaster, Robert Fimon, left off.With a 10-year postal career that began in the community where she was born and reared -- Tallahassee, Fla. -- Sapp originally had her eyes on Alaska's beautiful landscapes -- Fairbank...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:48pm
  • The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology is investigating four recent illnesses on the Kenai Peninsula believed to be associated with raw milk consumption, said Greg Wilkinson, a department spokesperson. The patients admitted to drinking raw milk a few days before ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:45pm

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