• The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with revisions to its management plan for the Chugach National Forest. The plan outlines strategies for managing the approximately 5.4 million-acre Chugach National Forest, which occupies the eastern part of the Kenai Peninsula and stretches eastward toward ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am
  • I take inventory of the kinds of veggies being sold at the Homer Farmers Market every week. This means that I walk around with a clip board and look official even though I am not doing a doggone thing to help organize or set up the Market. But it does give me a chance to wander around to all the sta...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am
  • The Permanent Fund unofficially grew a modest 1.35 percent on a $52.8 billion portfolio in fiscal year 2016, the result of a volatile 12 months for public financial markets, according to Fund leadership. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Executive Director Angela Rodell said during an Aug. 18 meeting of t...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:51pm
  • Who genuinely wants to be in an ambulance? When one is necessary, however, having the most reliable form of medical transport is critical, especially for rural communities. “This is a mobile emergency room,” said Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter. “No one wants to break down o...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:28pm
  • Issues around health-care delivery, cost and quality are frequent topics of discussion in our community, yet many people living in the area may not be aware that SVT Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or know what this designation means....

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • I’m just going to brag. The Homer Farmers Market is the best. I certainly haven’t been to many other markets around, but I guess others think so, too, since it gets so much attention. The Daily Meal ranks the best farmers markets in America annually. This year Homer Farmers Market made that list...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has passed an ordinance amending the property tax code and is reviewing another ordinance with changes to the sales tax code. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s administration has been reviewing the sales and property tax codes for about a year. After reviewing the c...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up. Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on land-based spills or polymer dispersants on water to help dissipate or collect the oil so it’s easier to remove from the spill site. However, it can be exp...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:41am
  • Does fall always come in August? For some reason the red leaves of the fireweed are a little extra shocking to me this year. Luckily there is no reason to hibernate yet. Instead it is simply time to plan ahead. Have you gotten your fill of your favorite fresh veggies yet? It would be nice if we coul...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:46am
  • South Peninsula Hospital welcomes a new husband-and-wife medical team to the medical staff. Joining the staff and Homer community are radiologist Edson Knapp, M.D., and gynecologist Renda Knapp, M.D. Both received their medical degree at University of South Florida, Tampa, and practiced medicine in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:06am

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