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  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has declared this Harvest Moon Local Foods Week — a chance to explore and celebrate local food, including seafood and farming.   The Sept. 18-19 full moon is the Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox) and there is harvest indeed...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:34pm
  • Looking for something tasty to eat and drink, but can’t decide which of Homer’s top-notch spots to visit? Wonder no longer.  With samplings from 19 different participating vendors, the Taste of Homer 2013, held at Wasabi’s beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, is designed to fit the bill....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:28pm
  • Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced Wednesday that the 2013 permanent fund dividend (PFD) will be $900. Applications from 670,865 Alaskans were received, a decrease of approximately 7,000 applications from 2012. The first dividends will be paid Oct. 3, when approximately 507,000 appl...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:54pm
  • A harbor porpoise skeleton hangs from the ceiling at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The Marine Mammal Camp at Peterson Bay articulated the skeleton this summer as part of learning about marine mammals. CACS also holds its annual CoastWalk kickoff at 5:30 p.m. today at its Smokey Bay Way hea...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:35am
  • ANCHORAGE — The number of plane crash fatalities in Alaska has more than tripled this year, yet the number of light plane crashes has fallen. As of Tuesday, there were 32 fatalities in crashes this year in the state. Clint Johnson, head of the Alaska region for the National Transportation Safety B...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:10am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly makes its annual visit to Homer on Tuesday, meeting in the Homer City Council chambers. The afternoon schedule includes a Finance Committee meeting at 3 p.m., Lands Committee at 3:15 p.m., Policies and Procedures Committee at 3:30 p.m. and Legislative Committee a...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:10am
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    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:56am
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice last week reached a settlement with Safeway to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting refrigerants nationwide, the EPA announced in a press release. Safeway, the second-largest grocery store chain, agreed to pay a $650,000 civil penalty...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:51am
  • Homer Police last week charged a Canadian man with shoplifting wine from a local liquor store — very expensive wine, it turns out. Eric Laurence, 37, of Montreal, Quebec, faces two counts each of second-degree theft, a felony, and two counts of third-degree theft. Police arrested Laurence and he i...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:44am
  • The welcome mat was rolled out for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board’s annual visit to the southern peninsula on Monday....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:08pm

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