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  • For schools on the Kenai Peninsula, schools with students in poverty is more of a norm than an anomaly. The road to achieving educational goals is often more difficult at these schools than for schools with affluent populations. Students have different concerns, more heavy than passing a test or fin...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:29am
  • A high tide of 21.1 feet fills up Beluga Slough on Monday as the sun sets at 4:32 p.m. Homer gained 22 minutes of daylight this week compared to last Thursday....

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:27am
  • Monday morning, Bruce Turkington slept in late. After almost 41 years working at Spenard Builders Supply, including 34 years as general manager, Turkington, 64, put in his last day Friday at Homer’s local building supply store. That included handing over operations to the new general manager, long...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:20am
  • The city of Homer faces a problem similar to a business owner with a leaky roof. Does the business fix the roof or, anticipating future growth, build a larger building and take out a bigger loan to pay for it?...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:18am
  • Homer Police continue to investigate an armed robbery last week of a Baycrest Hill gas station. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station on Jan. 6.  According to a Homer Police press release, at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 6, a white man wa...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:16am
  • With legislators and their staff packing their bags and heading to Juneau this weekend, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, expect a challenging second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:14am
  • Editor's note: The story has been updated on Jan. 11 to add new information about video images police released on Monday. Those images have been added to this story. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station late Wednesday night. According ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:32pm
  • The price to use Kenai Peninsula Borough School District-owned pools may rise soon. Administrators are developing a proposed list of fee increases that must first be approved by the Board of Education. Any changes would stand for the next two-to-three school years to offset the expected funding cuts...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:51am
  • Sprout Family Services is hosting a focus group to understand community perceptions of Sprout and learn where parents with children ages 0-5 get information on child development and parenting. The agency is looking for parents of children ages 0-5, including those who are less familiar with Sprout, ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:36am
  • The Boat House Committee and architect Jason Swift from ECI/Hyer Anchorage hold an open house from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13 to inform Homer of a planned marine pavilion at the Homer Harbor on the site of the old harbormaster’s office near Ramp 2. Learn about the Boat House, meet committee members, share i...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:36am

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