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  • The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are officially over, and local cross-country skier Kinna Ledger is bringing home a bronze medal. Ledger crossed the finish line in her 50-meter event with a time of 29.65....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:53pm
  • The plumbing and heating contractor’s code will be discussed by Enstar Natural Gas at a meeting at Bidarka Inn Best Western from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 13.The meeting covers code requirements for converting to natural gas appliances. Individuals planning to install their own piping are encouraged to attend...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:43pm
  • "Cook Inlet -- Energy for All Alaska" was the theme of the 2013 Industry Outlook Forum, organized by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and co-sponsored by the city of Homer. Certainly, there were presentations about energy -- oil, natural gas, electricity -- but the energy level amon...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The sled dogs pulled Mitch Seavey to the finish line and the veteran musher smiled. He appeared comfortable wearing a lightweight jacket. A blotch of frost covered the left side of his mustache.It was Seavey's first win at the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. The win caught him off guard, he said."I wen...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:38pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky AND MICHAEL ARMSTRONGSTAFF WRITERS "It's great being in Homer again," said homeboy John Hendrix in his opening remarks at last week's Industry Outlook Forum.That was just one of the hats the 1975 Homer High School graduate was wearing Thursday evening. Hendrix also is the gener...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:48pm
  • The city of Homer's insurance provider won't pay for damages to homes hit by a mid-January sewage flood. An insurance adjuster for the Alaska Municipal League told the city the event was "an act of God" -- a legal term for a natural disaster no one could have prevented. A third-party engineering rep...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are asking for the public’s help picking out which state lands the borough should gain ownership of as part of its long-standing municipal entitlement land grant. To help, borough residents are being encouraged to use an online mapping tool and survey that will al...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Sixteen-feet wide. That’s the final number and detail in a 14-year dispute between members of the Snomads snowmachine club and an East End Road landowner, Tom Price Jr.  In Eastham et al. v. Price, a case dating back to May 1999, the court ruled in November that the width of a prescriptive ea...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:20pm
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    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:18pm
  • For the first time in more than a decade on the Kenai Peninsula, wildlife managers have a recent brown bear population estimate to inform their game management decisions. Ted Spraker, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game, said he suspects the new number — more than twice the old estimate — will ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:17pm

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