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  • Following a successful program last year, Alaska State Troopers are holding a second Kenai Peninsula Citizen Academy. Capt. Andy Greenstreet said troopers got a lot of positive feedback from the roughly 25 citizens who graduated from the course last year, so the troopers E-Detachment decided to educ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Thanksgiving dinner update  The following locations are serving dinner on Thanksgiving • Refuge Chapel, 397 E. Pioneer Ave., 2 p.m.: Come as you are to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; everyone welcome. • Down East Saloon, 3125 East End Road, 3-6 p.m.: Free Thanksgiving dinner; bring a di...

    Wed, 11/27/2013 - 2:45pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Robert Paniyak looks back wistfully to a time more than two decades ago when he and other Alaska Native youths helped scientists capture and band geese to address declining numbers of migratory waterfowl in the state’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:15pm
  • A power outage last Friday knocked out power for the Kenai Peninsula, affecting the entire Homer Electric Association service area and all 32,000 customers. The outage lasted from about 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:50pm
  • A Homer hunter entered a plea agreement last week with the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office admitting he hunted illegally in Denali National Park. Michael J. Barth, 29, was one of four men charged last week with the illegal take, possession and transport of two bull moose taken in the park between Se...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:49pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that it is illegal to plow snow from private property into roads, ditches and rights of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety hazards, plowing snow into the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:21pm
  • The Kachemak Skeeters are holding a fundraising raffle. A $20 ticket gives participants the chance to win a .270 Winchester Model 70 rifle. The drawing is scheduled for next week. For more information, call 399-3336....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:21pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital will begin offering free tobacco cessation support classes to the public every Tuesday evening for six weeks from Dec. 3-Jan. 7.  The classes are designed for tobacco users thinking about quitting, recent quitters and anyone wanting to stay quit. Subjects covered includ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:20pm
  • The Homer Auxiliary Gift Shop has expanded into a new space near South Peninsula Hospital’s main entrance, to the right of registration. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is staffed by auxiliary volunteers. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Open year-round, shoppers ca...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:19pm
  • Homer parents receive good news, bad news from Air Force son: Wounded in Afghanistan, he’ll be reunited with his family for Thanksgiving  When Erin Chambers answered the phone at 6 a.m. Nov. 16, she wasn’t surprised to hear her husband Josh’s...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:14pm

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