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  • While the Oct. 7 municipal election has several Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions, there is only one on the city of Homer ballot: Shall a charter commission be elected to prepare a proposed charter?  A “no” vote puts a stop to the process; a “yes” vote opens the door to new possibili...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:03pm
  • A birch tree bright with yellow leaves provides some fall color on West Hill Road earlier this week. The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and then rain....

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:02pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:56pm
  • Appointments for reduced rate wellness screenings are available now for the 31st annual Rotary Health Fair, which will be at Homer High School from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1. “It’s your life … take a day to be well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in coope...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Elementary school students’ quarterly report cards will look a little different this year.The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has implemented a Standards-Referenced reporting system, which evaluates students’ performances in different skill areas under standards as determined by the Alas...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:41pm
  • At a Monday press conference, Jim Lavrakas announced the official results of the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Topping the list was the jackpot winner, 16-year-old Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. Hobbs will pocket a $16,731.50 check for the 335-pound halibut he caught Aug. 19 while...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:32pm
  • 1.What is the most important duty of the borough mayor? What will be your approach to that job? ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:21pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is no stranger to campaigns. All told, this is his tenth, including his years in the Alaska State Legislature from 1985-1996 and as the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor from 1996-1999 and 2011 until the present. “I have lots of experience and I have establis...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:20pm
  • Letting the experience of the past frame his vision for the future, Carrol Martin’s reasons to be elected as the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s next mayor are to prepare peninsula residents for the next disaster. “I think of the disasters that we need to plan to avoid,” said Martin. “One is tha...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:19pm

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