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  • When it comes to the M/V Tustumena’s long-overdue return to service, absence is not only making hearts of Seldovia residents grow fonder, it also has created a hardship for residents and businesses in communities the state ferry serves....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:18pm
  • While the Kenai Peninsula Borough has several initiatives on its ballot, the city of Homer keeps its simple with one question: “Shall Homer City Code Chapter 5.42 prohibiting sellers from providing customers with disposable shopping bags be repealed?”  A yes vote repeals the plastic bag ban...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:13pm
  • With the Oct. 1 municipal election less than two weeks away, Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have time to do their homework before stepping into the ballot booth. Understanding the three borough propositions is a good place to start. Proposition No. 1...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.   Chapman School Sept. 20: Soccer vs Nikiski at Nikiski, 3 p.m., leave school at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27: PreK visit dentist...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:54pm
  • In recent competition, Megan Pitzman has been the first Homer High School runner on the girls’ cross country team to cross the finish line, helping the Mariner girls claim first place. While she may be part of the Chapple clan, a well-known running family in Homer, the 14-year-old freshman is blaz...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:52pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state of Alaska wants ConocoPhillips to reopen its mothballed Kenai Peninsula liquefied natural gas plant to provide an incentive for petroleum companies to explore and invest in Cook Inlet. In a Sept. 5 letter to ConocoPhillips President Trond-Erik Johansen, Natural Resources...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:40pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. The REC Room is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Homer Marine Trade Association  announces its annual meeting and membership drive. The annual meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26in the downstairs meeting room at the Bidarka  Inn-Best Western. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided, sponsore...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage residents soon might be hearing the phrase “plus tax.” The Anchorage Daily News reports Mayor Dan Sullivan is considering a sales tax in the city to reduce the burden on property taxes. Sullivan says four “community discussions” will be set up in October and Nove...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • Pointing out Homer’s year-round ice-free deepwater port and its designation as a port of refuge, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe welcomed the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council to Homer last week for the CIRCAC board’s quarterly meeting. Noting harbor improvements that are planned, Wythe said,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm

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