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  • The Kenai Peninsula community may have a chance to make reforms in local health care. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly appropriated $200,000 for evaluating potential ways to reduce health care costs on the Kenai Peninsula at its Feb. 3 meeting. The ordinance was introduced by Borough Mayor Mike ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:14pm
  • The recall petition for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Wolf has been denied. On Feb. 5, the borough clerk’s office released the results of the application that was submitted by Kasilof resident Chase Duncan on Jan. 26. Duncan cited “incompetent representation” as the reason he f...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:13pm
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    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:12pm
  • As the city closes in on approving a final assessment roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, the Homer City Council at a work session on Monday debated an idea that could lower property owner assessments. Should the people who helped fund the gas line get a rebate in the future ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:09pm
  • A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chaltén Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:08pm
  • After meeting in executive session for almost an hour and then in public for about half that time, the Homer City Council on Monday night narrowed its list of city manager applicants from four to three: Carey Meyer, Homer Public Works Director; Chris Johnson, former deputy executive director of the ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:05pm
  • If there’s a poster child for a city street that needs work, that would be Waddell Way. At Lake Street, Waddell Way starts as a rough pothole-filled road that looks like the Ho Chi Minh Trail after a Vietnam War B-52 bomb run. A sign at the east end warns away drivers: “Not city maintained; trav...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:02pm
  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:46pm

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