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  • Ask Mike Gracz about the Rotary Health Fair and he’ll tell you it and the comprehensive blood analysis offered through the fair saved his life. “I hardly even knew I was getting a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, but it was at the health fair and I just checked the box,” said Gracz, who w...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:52pm
  • Hard to imagine, but in its 29th year the Rotary Health Fair just keeps improving. “We are full, we are excited, we have new exhibitors,” said fair coordinator Sharon Minsch of Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary. This year’s theme is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day To Be Well.” More than 60 exhibi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:49pm
  •   The Kachemak Ski Club will show the latest Warren Miller film, “Flow State,” beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theater. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults.  This is Miller’s 63rd feature film; it “brings audiences to a place only recently identified by scientist...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:30pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Steering Committee will hold open house meetings Nov. 13-16.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide an opportunity for organizations, agencies and the general public to look at maps and suggest locations around Kachemak Bay suitable as “Water...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:29pm
  • The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and the city’s Community Recreation office will sponsor the annual Ski and Winter Gear Swap beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the commons of Homer High School. The swap is an opportunity to barter, trade, sell or give away winter-fun equipment such as skis, snowboards,...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:12pm
  • A 58-year-old Homer area man last week suffered burn injuries in a suicide attempt when he tried to kill himself by burning a fishing boat in dry dock at Northern Enterprise Boatyard. Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treated the man about 10 minutes after the boat, the S...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:11pm
  • By Rachel D’oro The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Experts testifying before a new Alaska task force on sex trafficking said Monday the teenage victims often are too afraid and embarrassed, and sometimes too addicted to drugs, to come forward....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:10pm
  • Beginning with a musical “Tribute to Veterans” performed last Saturday and continuing with the ceremonies and parade planned for this weekend, area residents are calling to mind the contributions of the nation’s veterans. The Anchorage Concert Chorus, University of Alaska Anchorage Wind Ensemb...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:08pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONGSTAFF WRITERComing off a tough Republican Party primary challenge in August, Rep. Paul Seaton easily won election to a sixth term, beating Democratic Party opponent Liz Diament 71 percent to 28 percent in unofficial results. Unlike the primary race against Homer businessman Jon F...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:00pm
  • Compared to the whooping and hollering of four years ago when Barack Obama won the presidency, the tone was celebratory but subdued at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Tuesday night. Many in the mostly left-leaning crowd of about 100 smiled and hugged as state by state the electoral votes added up for ...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 1:57pm

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