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  • If humor does for learning what a spoonful of sugar does for taking medicine, the pre-kindergarten through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School are destined to be reading wonders.  The school kicked off its 2015 readathon Monday afternoon with the theme of “Pirates — Seek T...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54am
  • The parents of Homer’s first baby of the year didn’t plan on her earning that annual honor, but they did plan on one thing: Mary and Jamie Rault moved to Homer to have their baby, Skyler Louise Rault.  The Raults met in Bethel and when Mary became pregnant with their first child, decided th...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:41am
  • A fundraising event benefiting 11-year-old Angelica Haakenson of Anchor Point and including a spaghetti meal and a silent and call-out auction is drawing more attention than organizers and family members anticipated. The event happens at Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 1 p.m. Sunday. “It’s...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:37am
  • How valuable is a facility that attracts an estimated 1,500 people to the city during the slow winter months, with those people spending about $425,000 while they’re here? A facility that attracts hundreds of area residents of all ages for hockey and figure skating lessons and the opportunity to p...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:21am
  • As Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, leave this week for Juneau, both said one issue will dominate in the first session of the 29th Legislature. “It’s pretty clear: It’s the budget,” Stevens said in a phone interview from his Kodiak home. “That’s what we’ve go...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:17am
  • Two people on stand-up paddleboards take advantage of calm seas at sunset on Sunday. The Homer area’s spring-like weather continues this weekend with highs in the low 40s and lows in the high 30s. The weekend outlook calls for rain....

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:16am
  • After meeting in executive session at a special meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council said it would stick to its original ordinance regarding how it assesses condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Distribution System project. ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:13am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership and luncheon beginning at noon Jan. 27 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. RSVP to the chamber by email to membership@homeralaska.org or by phone, 235-7740 by Jan. 20. An optiona...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:05am
  • Five years after graduation, alumni of two Kenai Peninsula College associate of applied science degree programs rank No. 1 and No. 3 in average earnings when compared to all University of Alaska Anchorage degrees including master’s, bachelor’s and other associate degrees, according to a recently...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:56am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration asked for and received state transportation commissioner Patrick Kemp’s resignation Monday following Kemp’s defense of his department’s pursuit of the Juneau access road, a Walker spokeswoman said Monday. Spokeswoman Grace Jang said Walker insists...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:55am

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