• South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Medical Center announce the full-time obstetrics and gynecology practice of Katie Ostrom, M.D.  Dr. Ostrom attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico. She practiced for the last 10 years i...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:56pm
  • KENAI — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited Kenai Tuesday to hold a field hearing for the Senate Resources Committee on how federal management conflicts with local management on the Kenai Peninsula.  Wildfire management drove much of the conversation, but federal land management that limit...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:53pm
  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS The Homer Farmers Market was bustling on opening day. The sun was shining, marimbas were playing and the booths were all full. The Homer Farmers Market is such an icon of this town that it may seem like it has been here forever. (For ph...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:44pm
  • Panama Reds Indoor Gardening Supply opened in Homer in the last weeks of May, bringing soils, plant fertilizers and other gardening equipment for both indoor and outdoor gardening.  The shop is located next to Cycle Logical in the East Village shopping center, Mile 3.6 East End Road. The store ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:34pm
  • This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event will be hosted by Alaska Ultimate Safaris. The mixer will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Alaska Ultimate Safaris headquarters, 3589 Brown Bear Loop on Beluga Lake, next to McDonald’s. This is the perfect stop to enjoy some...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • AUGUSTA, GA — Deedie McKenzie, vice president of operations for Morris Publishing Group, or MPG, has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai and group publisher of Alaska Media Partners, overseeing the MPG properties in Anchorage and Juneau.  The announcement was made Tuesday b...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — MasterCard customers across the state Tuesday reported receiving text messages in a fraudulent attempt to gain private banking information, according to a press release by First National Bank Alaska. Valerie Bale, First National’s vice president of electronic banking, said there hasn’...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:17am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly cut its support for the Central Area Rural Transit System out of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget. The borough has given funding to the nonprofit since 2001 in support of its operations. The organization, abbreviated to CARTS, provides door-to-door public transportati...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:16am
  • The power of public comment took down an effort to set up a gun club in a valley near Seldovia. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly considered a resolution May 17 to reclassify a parcel of land near the remote community of Seldovia on the southern Kenai Peninsula as recreational. The Seldovia Sport...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:15am
  • This Legislature’s fourth special session began midday Monday when legislators were given bills to address two of Gov. Bill Walker’s 10 original agenda items. Those bills were an omnibus tax bill and a seemingly noncontroversial bill providing health insurance to families of emergency responders...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:13am

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