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  • Runners, walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers are making good use of the recently extended Spit Trail. Walls of the new harbormaster’s office are going up. Now, a project is about to kick off within the harbor itself. “By this time next year, wow, the harbor will have a whole different look,”...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • At a big party on Aug. 14, three civic entities that form the backbone of the Kenai Peninsula celebrated 50 years: the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Kenai Peninsula College.  Held at KPC’s Kenai River Campus, the event included a barbecue, release of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
  • In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind. Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:54pm
  • The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home. In a press release on Aug. 7, Homer Police said the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am
  • Alaska State Troopers earlier this month cited a Kenai Peninsula Borough temporary employee for texting while driving a borough truck. In a criminal complaint, Sgt. Jeremy Stone of the Anchor Point Post alleged that the driver, Brian Burns, 43, of Soldotna, drove a white Chevrolet box truck register...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:29am
  • The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning. The boat, a 23-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser, lost power about 5 miles west of Point Pogibshi and about 20 miles southw...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27am
  • An annual pig roast held by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area volunteers was planned to be even more special on Aug. 9,  with the dedication of the service area’s Medic 41 ambulance to volunteer Connie Prouty. Plans changed, however, when Prouty, who was battling breast...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23am
  • Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election. On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline. Don Stead withdrew his bid for mayor and, later that day, Lindianne Sarno made her candidacy for mayor official. ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:39pm
  • A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula. “In the past week and a half, just monitoring what’s going on across the state, we really saw a surge of sup...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:37pm
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm

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