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  • A Homer man said he is fine after being bitten by a shark last Thursday off the west coast of Maui, Hawaii. Andrew Haas, 53, suffered a cut to his leg while snorkeling. A friend took Haas to a medical clinic and then the clinic called an ambulance to take him to Maui Memorial Medical Center....

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:30pm
  • As an Anchorage consulting firm continues working on the city’s Park, Art, Recreation and Culture, or PARC, assessment, last Thursday members of the firm held a community workshop at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to brief citizens and PARC group representatives of its progress. Agnew...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:29pm
  • It was an evening of adventure, of hilarity, of community engagement. The Homer Outdoor Film Festival, also known as HoWL’s annual fundraiser, drew a crowd of more than 300 people to the Mariner Theater, where HoWL showcased 16 incredible films by local professional and amateur filmmakers alike.&n...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:21pm
  • In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in preparation for its transit to South Africa. Workers with Spartan Offshore Drilling and Kenai Offshore Ventures, the rig...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use ...

    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:39pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:31pm
  • Sometimes more isn’t better, it’s more confusing. Case in point, city of Homer Ordinance 14-49, with 136 words in the title. While it was clear it had to do with helipads and heliports, small wonder it caused confusion. “I have received comments from people that did not understand the ordinanc...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:19pm
  • The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, holds public scoping meetings at noon today in the Nanwalek Tribal Community Center and at 7 p.m. at Homer Middle School. BOEM is exploring holding an oil and gas lease sale, sale 244, in federal waters of Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:04pm
  • Snow or no snow, it’s becoming that time of year when resources get stretched a bit thin. Summertime employment comes to an end, hours of darkness outweigh hours of daylight, temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives.  For some, it takes a helping hand to make it through the months ahe...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:03pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Sign up. That’s the message Susan Yeager, Alaska director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, delivered to lower Kenai Peninsula veterans during a September talk for the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club.  Fill out the VA’s form 101...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:02pm

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