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  • In an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will close 55 motor-vehicle waste disposal wells across Alaska at state vehicle repair and maintenance facilities. Some wells are in groundwater-protection areas and pose a ri...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Homer city workers complaining about proposed increases of health-insurance premiums won’t find much sympathy among small businesses and employees also looking at increasing health insurance costs. In a survey of health insurance premiums for private-sector workers, some employees pay almost 10 ti...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:02pm
  • With employee health insurance costs rising, the Homer City Council’s direction to City Manager Walt Wrede earlier this year was clear: Curb the increase....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:54pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital auxiliarists put the finishing touches on the hospital’s Christmas tree. From left are Barbara Kennedy, Laveda Youngblood, Roberta Harris, Jan Goehringer, Carole Mann, Linda Partridge and Cleo Webb.                     &nbs...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:27pm
  • Following a successful program last year, Alaska State Troopers are holding a second Kenai Peninsula Citizen Academy. Capt. Andy Greenstreet said troopers got a lot of positive feedback from the roughly 25 citizens who graduated from the course last year, so the troopers E-Detachment decided to educ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Thanksgiving dinner update  The following locations are serving dinner on Thanksgiving • Refuge Chapel, 397 E. Pioneer Ave., 2 p.m.: Come as you are to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; everyone welcome. • Down East Saloon, 3125 East End Road, 3-6 p.m.: Free Thanksgiving dinner; bring a di...

    Wed, 11/27/2013 - 2:45pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Robert Paniyak looks back wistfully to a time more than two decades ago when he and other Alaska Native youths helped scientists capture and band geese to address declining numbers of migratory waterfowl in the state’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:15pm
  • A power outage last Friday knocked out power for the Kenai Peninsula, affecting the entire Homer Electric Association service area and all 32,000 customers. The outage lasted from about 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:50pm
  • A Homer hunter entered a plea agreement last week with the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office admitting he hunted illegally in Denali National Park. Michael J. Barth, 29, was one of four men charged last week with the illegal take, possession and transport of two bull moose taken in the park between Se...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:49pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that it is illegal to plow snow from private property into roads, ditches and rights of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety hazards, plowing snow into the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:21pm

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