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  • An organizational meeting to gauge community interest in extending the natural gas line beyond Waterman Canyon on East End Road is at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Kachemak Community Center. In unincorporated areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, neighborhoods can extend gas service by forming utility spec...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:11pm
  • If you were one of the lucky 3,900 jurors last year who got summonses and forgot to show up for jury duty in your month of service at the Homer Court, guess what? You’ve got mail. Coming your way soon, if not already, is an order to appear in court at 3 p.m. April 26 before Judge Margaret Murphy. ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:10pm
  • These are busy times for the city of Homer. Natural gas is making its way to the southern peninsula. Work on the Deep Water Dock is under way. Harbor work is planned to begin soon. And the well-used Homer Spit Trail is due for an extension, which will bring a smile to those who put the trail to good...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:01pm
  • While an extension of the Homer Spit Trail and construction of the Deep Water Dock Trail are two of the major projects using cruise ship tax revenues starting this construction season, several other projects also are being done. This week, contractors started installation of ship fenders at the Deep...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:58pm
  • Longer days and leaves on trees aren’t the only things that come with spring. So do hungry bears with new cubs to feed and protect. April is dedicated as “Bear Awareness Month” in Alaska and the state Department of Fish and Game is offering some advice for reducing bear-human encounters. At Th...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:56pm
  • In the first year of the 28th Alaska Legislature, the House and Senate moved at a faster pace, noted Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer. “There’s been more movement this year than normal,” he said. “More bills have passed through both bodies and sent to the governor.” Serving his first term in the ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:55pm
  • With the first session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature set to adjourn April 14 and with Juneau having celebrated the 100th birthday of the Alaska legislature last month, former state Sen. Vic Fischer has a wish: “I would love to see the kind of bipartisanship that we had during my service in ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:11pm
  • Protesters at a rally last Thursday at Bishop’s Beach burn a $5.5 billion mock check made out to oil companies. About 75 people spoke against Senate Bill 21, Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal to lower state taxes on oil companies. Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, voted “no recommendation” on the bill w...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:53pm
  • With the release last month of an environmental assessment, planning has moved forward for a new airstrip to serve the lower Cook Inlet villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham — the main transportation connection between them and Homer and the road system.  The two Alaska Native villages now hav...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:50pm
  • Most bank robbers try the direct approach in stealing cash: Enter a bank or credit union during business hours and demand it. Homer Police last week charged a Homer woman with taking a back-door approach when she allegedly broke into the Alaska USA Credit Union at about 1:45 a.m. last Friday.  ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:50pm

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