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    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Maybe it’s the clear, echoing tones. Maybe it’s the hundreds of years of history. Maybe it’s the motion of shining bronze being lifted and lowered as note follows note.  Whatever it is, there’s just something about the bells. Mary Fell grasps a handle with each of her black-gloved hands...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:04pm
  • With applications for Homer City Manager open until the position is filled, as of Monday, 49 people had applied for the job of the city’s top administrator. In response to a public records request from citizen activist Ken Castner last week, retiring City Manager Walt Wrede made publicly available...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:02pm
  • As one of his final accomplishments in office, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has given Homer area veterans a gift. He helped facilitate a five-year contract with Homer Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs that will cover the cost of veterans participating in HSC’s adult day services program, ...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:59pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker is reaching out to community and business leaders to help guide him through some tough times with the state budget. In a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Dec. 15, Walker’s first address to a major business group since taking office Dec. 1, the governor pro...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:51am
  • ANCHORAGE — The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle. Lockheed Martin beat out three other bidders to reconfigure a launch pad at t...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Jorge Davila, left, jokes with Andy Armstrong and his wife Krystine Howell of Homer after Andy won the Chamber’s 2014 Fall “Double Down” Cash Raffle, worth $13,000. The chamber held its annual raffle drawing at the Homer Elks Club...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • SOLDOTNA — Members of the public and private sectors have joined to address Soldotna’s potential for expansion. The Soldotna Planning Team consists of city officials, council members, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff and business owners. The group met Dec. 9 at the Donald E. Gilman River Cente...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:44am
  • For the second weekend in a row, the Mariner ski team was forced to be flexible when their race was rescheduled at the last minute. The team was supposed to compete in the two-day Lynx Loppet Race on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, but soon after they arrived in Anchorage on Thursday they learned ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • The sign in the window of Revamped, a new clothing boutique with a colorful inventory that opened along Pioneer Avenue just over a month ago, declares that the store carries “nearly new clothing” for “divas of any age and size.”  Inside, racks of brightly patterned women’s clothing li...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am

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