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  • By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service - Alaska While the battle over the Affordable Care Act had the federal government shut down, health care industry experts and affected groups gathered in Anchorage Oct. 4 to discuss the future of health care in Alaska. The State of Refo...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:52am
  • West Homer Elementary School student Katlin Cudaback gets a little help from classmates as she scales a wall at Ageya Wilderness Center, where the fifth- and sixth-grade students worked on teambuilding and leadership while studying a natural history unit about plants, birds and animal tracking....

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:56am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 18: Inservice, no school.   Chapman School Oct. 21-25: Scholastic Book Fair. Oct. 22: Basketball at Nikolaevsk, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Oct. 23: Basketball ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:53am
  • Homer was once a place Kari Dendurent came for vacations. Now, as Homer Middle School’s principal, the southern peninsula has become her home. “Since I moved to Alaska, we’ve come to Homer on weekend trips, to go fishing,” said Dendurent. Now that she and her partner, Jared Kane, are residen...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:46am
  • After certifying the results of the Oct. 1, election, the Homer City Council swore in two council members at its regular meeting Monday. Raising his right hand, first-time city council member Gus VanDyke swore to “impartially perform all duties of the office which I am about to enter, according to...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:18pm
  • Plastic bags are back. Apparently to stay, since most of them are non-biodegradable.  Since we’ve got them, what can we do with them in addition to carrying purchases from the store to our homes? One approach is to reuse and recycle them, while others propose making reusable shopping bags mor...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the history of Old Town and its roots as a cultural and economic center of historic Homer. Next week we’ll look at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges....

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:02pm
  • Online reviews of Bay View Inn praise its “excellent,” “amazing” and “breathtaking views.” Its cleanliness, price and outdoor eating areas also rate high. Those were written before its owner and former Homer City Council member Dennis Novak died in 2011. Now, that once popular haven for ...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:30pm
  • Registration for the Tustumena 200 will open at 8 a.m. Oct. 15. The T200 entry fee is $250 for early entry and $350 after Jan. 15. The T100 entry fee is $150.   The T200 is limited to 40 mushers. The T100 is limited to 15 mushers. A wait list will be created for each race. The start order will ...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:58am
  • Let there be no doubt about it: Fishing season isn’t over. Just ask the cash-winning anglers in the 17th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby.  In spite of a little wind and choppy water, 117 entrants signed up for the two-day event, according to Mike Parish, the derby committee chairma...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:58am

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