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  • The city has added many facilities over the past few years at the Homer Harbor: a new load-launch ramp, a new harbor office, more bathrooms, an expanded Homer Spit and harbor trail with bright pennant flags, paved parking lots at some harbor ramps and even a new covered ramp.  Despite all the p...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:11am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, support staff and teacher associations met again Jan. 13 to discuss the unresolved issue of health care for contract negotiations that began nearly one year ago. Anchorage-based lawyer Saul Friedman, who represents the school district negotiating team, tu...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • This story has been updated to add information about a memorial reading at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Like a tsunami that sucks sea beyond shore, most in Alaska’s tightly knit literary community knew the wave of cancer holding Eva Saulitis in its grip would eventually pull her u...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:07am
  • Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy continued until next month a case involving alleged helicopter hunting on the Discovery TV reality show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”  Wilma TV, Atz Lee Kilcher and his wife Jane Kilcher are charged with using a helicopter to hunt black bear in the ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:37am
  • For schools on the Kenai Peninsula, schools with students in poverty is more of a norm than an anomaly. The road to achieving educational goals is often more difficult at these schools than for schools with affluent populations. Students have different concerns, more heavy than passing a test or fin...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:29am
  • A high tide of 21.1 feet fills up Beluga Slough on Monday as the sun sets at 4:32 p.m. Homer gained 22 minutes of daylight this week compared to last Thursday....

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:27am
  • Monday morning, Bruce Turkington slept in late. After almost 41 years working at Spenard Builders Supply, including 34 years as general manager, Turkington, 64, put in his last day Friday at Homer’s local building supply store. That included handing over operations to the new general manager, long...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:20am
  • The city of Homer faces a problem similar to a business owner with a leaky roof. Does the business fix the roof or, anticipating future growth, build a larger building and take out a bigger loan to pay for it?...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:18am
  • Homer Police continue to investigate an armed robbery last week of a Baycrest Hill gas station. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station on Jan. 6.  According to a Homer Police press release, at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 6, a white man wa...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:16am
  • With legislators and their staff packing their bags and heading to Juneau this weekend, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, expect a challenging second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:14am

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