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  • Eighteen members of the Homer High School debate, drama and forensics team are back from a multi-school meet at Eagle River High School last weekend. Participating schools included East, South, Service, West, Eagle River and Chugiak high schools, as well as Homer.  “Homer did very well,” sa...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:30pm
  • BP announced this week that it has begun accepting nominations for the 20th annual BP Teachers of Excellence program, recognizing Alaska teachers’ exceptional work. Last year, Barbara Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School was awarded “Teacher of the Year” distinction for the Kenai Peninsul...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:29pm
  • The southern Kenai Peninsula did themselves proud at the First Lego League competition at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna on Saturday....

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:28pm
  • A burglary early Sunday morning of Don Jose’s Restaurant on Pioneer Avenue is the latest in a string of burglaries and thefts this fall that have plagued Homer businesses from East End Road to the Homer Spit. Homer Police have made some arrests, including three men and a woman for a burglary last ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:22pm
  • If the Homer City Council does nothing else all year, to keep the city of Homer running, it must do at least one thing: pass a budget. On Monday night at its regular meeting, it did just that. “We shall consider our budget to be approved,” Homer Mayor Beth Wythe announced after the council consi...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Last Friday, students gathered in Kachemak Bay Campus’ Bayview Hall as the skeleton of a Stejneger’s beaked whale they had carefully pieced together was raised to hang from the college ceiling.  Among the participating students were the members of KBC’s Semester by the Bay program, a dome...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:19pm
  • It was saved until the end of Monday’s regular city council meeting, but the lineup at the microphone, the accolades given, the servings of cake and punch and the emotions expressed —laughter and tears — made it clear City Manager Walt Wrede’s upcoming departure was the focus of the evening....

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:12pm
  • Saturday will be the end of an era, Betsteroids. That’s right. On 12/13/14 it will be the last day this century when the date will be three consecutive numbers. That’s assuming you abbreviate the year and don’t use the European method of writing dates with the year first, as in 14/12/13. Ever ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Alaska workers earned 3 percent more in the first half of this year than they did in 2013, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Total wages in the state increased by $253 million over the first six months of 2014 when adjusted for inflation. The increase put total ea...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:35pm
  • Spa Envy will host the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s December After Hours Event from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18. The business, which has been opened since Oct. 1, is located in the historic building next to Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, on Pioneer Avenue near Main Street. The business offers manicures, ped...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:35pm

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