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  • Think you know the teen brain? Sure. Most of us were teenagers once. All the thrilling experiences of adolescence should come rushing back just at the thought.Yeah, right.Last Thursday, five high school students with Promoting Health Among Teens, or P.H.A.T., spoke on "The Amazing Adolescent Brain" ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:26am
  • Homer isn't the only city trying to figure out how to finance natural gas delivery to city residents and businesses. Homer's little neighbor to the east, Kachemak City, is in the same boat.For Homer, population about 5,000, the estimated cost of natural gas distribution within city limits after Enst...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:03am
  • Alaska’s annual flu season has started early, with reports of increased flu activity being reported to the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said last week in a press release. “The flu is here,” said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist f...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:04pm
  • A new school for Kachemak Selo is a step closer after passage of Resolution 2012-087 by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Nov. 20.  The resolution authorizes the borough’s participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program offered by the Alaska Department...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:02pm
  • Shoppers could see their weekly grocery bills go up $7.44 a week if the Homer City Council passes at its next meeting an  ordinance it moved forward Monday night. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Noting problem areas on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Homer — sites where vehicle accidents have occurred — the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is planning slow-vehicle turnouts to help eliminate the problem. The 12 northbound and 10 southbound pullouts cons...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:59pm
  • Shoppers can take advantage of two fairs this weekend. The Nutcracker Faire is Saturday and Sunday at the Homer High School (see related story, page 2) and, in close proximity, is the Sugar Plum Holiday Fair in the basement of the Homer United Methodist Ch...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:52pm
  • A Nordic favorite — lutefisk — and all the trimmings for the perfect holiday meal will be served at the Faith Lutheran Church of Homer on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available at the church at the corner of Soundview and the Sterling Highway: adults, $18; high s...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:49pm
  • The “Perceptions of Community Health” survey is currently underway and help is needed. Megan Murphy, coordinator of MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, said “on the ground” volunteers are needed to broadly distribu...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:48pm
  • A fire Saturday evening that involved five Kenai Peninsula fire departments completely destroyed a landmark building at Whiskey Gulch. Firefighters could not save a five-story log home built by Robin and Margareta Lipinski and recently sold at an auction. Unoccupied at the time, no one was injured i...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:47pm

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