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  • Three long-time Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College professors said their goodbyes as they left their offices and retired from their full-time positions. Professor of English and communications Beth Graber, associate professor of history and political science Michael Hawfield and assistan...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:01am
  • How to begin retirement after more than three decades responding to emergencies? By “doing all those things I didn’t have a chance to do because I had a full-time-plus job,” said Elaine Grabowski who, on Saturday, wrapped up 32 years with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.  Monday morni...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed due to a federal regulation change. The 14-bed Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage and the 16-bed Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks are no longer accepting patients withdrawing from opioids, though...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:39am
  • Kenai Peninsula Food Hub members in the Homer area picked up their first orders on Wednesday from the Kachemak Community Center.  Different from a farmers market, which can be a social outing as well as a shopping trip, the food hub allows consumers to place an order online a few days prior and...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:38am
  • The Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant is one step closer to approval for an amendment to the Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant that would allow the plant to divert water from Battle Creek to Bradley Lake....

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:34am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Homer Mariner Footb...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:41am
  • South Peninsula Syringe Exchange received a $1,000 grant from The Awesome Foundation, providing funding for a pilot program over the summer. Catriona Reynolds announced the grant at the city council meeting on Monday, April 25.   “It came together and worked out that there are enough people i...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:16am
  • Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. T...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
  • At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and bolts of running government — funding. In two issues on the agenda, the council looked at these money matters: ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:57am
  • Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict. “I made amends to the people I stole money from. I made amends to the police station and causing harm in their town, selling drugs in their town. I made peace with ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:54am

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