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  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional fu...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Among those representing Homer at the Pacific Marine Expo 2014 in Seattle Nov. 19-21, were, from left, Peter Ford of Kachemak Marine Haulout Service; Jennifer Hakala of NOMAR; Kate Mitchell of NOMAR and president of Homer Marine Trades Association; Eric Sloth of Sloth Marine; Bryan Hawkins o...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Bristol Bay is expecting a sockeye salmon harvest topping 40 million fish next year, including the southern Alaska Peninsula. That’s bound to challenge harvesters and processors in ensuring quality, and have a chilling effect on prices for Upper Cook Inlet sockeyes....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:03pm
  • By LINDSAY OLSEN FOR THE HOMER NEWS...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:01pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Three Kachemak Emergency Service Area emergency medical technicians took third place in the 37th Annual State of Alaska EMT Skills Competition.  KESA volunteer EMTs Kerbey Lyon, EMT I, Phillip Boyle, EMT III, and Joe Sallee, EMT III, p...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:51am
  • An outage at about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 cut power to 16,000 Homer Electric Association meters and affected members from south Kachemak Bay to Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. HEA engineers fully restored power to all customers by 2:30 p.m....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:49am
  • A false carbon monoxide alert at a Homer residence earlier this month has prompted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department to remind home and business owners to install and check CO detectors. At about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, firefighters went to a report of a CO detector alarm in a house. The homeowner&nb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:21am
  • Reminder: Nov. 26 early release day; no school Nov. 27-28 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be closed Thursday and Friday. In addition, today, Nov. 26, is the third of six early release days scheduled in the district for the...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:02am

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