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  • A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, possessing more than 25 cannabis plants.  Homer District Court Ju...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:04am
  • The Furie Alaska jack-up rig Randolph Yost is at the Deep Water Dock in Homer last Friday as fishing boats conduct spill-response exercises in Kachemak Bay.  According to City Manager Katie Koester’s report to the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting, the rig will leave the Deep W...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and boroug...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:07am
  • The back-and-forth over who will pay what to state retirement plans has caused plenty of consternation in Juneau the last two weeks, but a new study concludes the debate would be unnecessary if Alaska had just followed its own guidelines the last time state pensions were reformed....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:05am
  • The KBBI AM 890 Public Radio board of directors has appointed program director Terry Rensel to succeed Dave Anderson as general manager, KBBI announced in a press release last month.  Anderson retired April 8. Rensel started Monday as the new general manager....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:00am
  • The Homer College, Career and Job Fair will be a one-stop shop for job seekers and employers to meet and greet each other.  The fair is for those people just entering the job market as well as experienced workers considering a career change. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Kache...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:55am
  • ANCHORAGE— Helicopters trying to rescue two skiers trapped on an Alaska ice field for four days waited out whiteout conditions that one pilot said were like flying inside a pingpong ball. The winds and blowing snow subsided enough Tuesday to allow an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter to land in...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:47am
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    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:12am
  • West Homer Elementary School is abandoning its tri-yearly science fair competition for a night of science fun for students and their parents.  Science Palooza will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature hands-on activities and the grand opening of the school’s nat...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:09am
  • Chapman School  April 15: Track meet at Kenai, 3 p.m. May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten Screening.   Fireweed Academy (3-6) April 15: Spaghetti feed 6th grade fundraiser, noon. April 15: Gwe...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:06am

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