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  • Getting started in birding can be intimidating. When experienced birders show up this week for the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, with all their binoculars, spotting scopes, outdoor gear, bird guides and gadgets, the new birder might wonder if it takes a small fortune to get started. T...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:20pm
  • Already the shorebirds have arrived. Dunlins, dowitchers, surfbirds, sandpipers, yellowlegs, in ones and twos and hundreds they’ve been swooping in on Mud Bay and Beluga Slough, taking a fast-food rest stop on their way north. Local birders have been giddy with excitement, but today starts the big...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Prizes for Cleanup Day, an annual event organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center with 117 participants this year, went to: • Individual-family: first, Shirley Fedora; second, Jenny Lemieux; third, the Sweeney family. • Group: first, HoWL with 68 participants, 132 bags of rec...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:30pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state.The NTSB announced May 1 an “urgent ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:04pm
  • The busy intersection of the Sterling Highway and Main Street will get a traffic signal with turn lanes. That option was one of three being considered by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to control traffic on Main Street, the street connecting downtown to Old Town that c...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room: Bean bag chairs, DVD movies, a lawn mower, gravel to even out areas in parking lots, electrician help, plastic storage totes with lids, individually wrapped snacks, gardening volunteers, volunteers to plan the Breast Cancer ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:19pm
  • A little help from here, a little help from there. For the Anchor Point Food Pantry, that help is coming from within and without the community and going a long way in helping provide food and serve a hot meal. “We’ve been doing this food pantry for about 10 years,” said Jack “Pastor Jack” ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:10pm
  • A few more events to get out of the way for the spring sports season and work will begin on ripping up the field within the track and replacing it with a turf field. “May 22 is the day the site will be available for the contractor,” said Kevin Lyon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s capital projec...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Humans aren’t the only ones to show off when having their picture taken. This eagle, on the bluff south of Deep Creek, appears to enjoy making faces for the camera. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Would the Homer City Council get more middle-income residents, parents and small-business owners running for office if it increased the stipend for serving?  In introducing an ordinance that would increase a council member’s pay from $50 to $150 a month, council member Beau Burgess made that ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:05pm

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