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  • In response to requests by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and the Alaska Charter Association, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries announced Wednesday it had extended the comment period on the con...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:18pm
  • It’s the season for picnics. On the heels of today’s governor’s picnic at Karen Hornaday Park, the Alaska Army National Guard will be serving hot dogs in Homer, Ninilchik and other peninsula locations on Saturday and the public is invited. “We really just wanted to put the word out that the ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:10pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on July 2 delayed action on two items in order to rethink its actions before going forward. The assembly put off voting on an ordinance seeking to overturn term limits imposed by a citizen initiative and moved to reopen public comment on a resolution calling for ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:42pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula based senior and disability resource center will cut its travels in half, following a hit from federal sequestration. The Independent Living Center serves the peninsula, Kodiak and the Valdez-Cordova Census area. The center helps the aging or impaired transition to homes, apply for...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Following the success of a pilot episode for “Living Alaska” produced by Orion Entertainment of Colorado, HGTV has picked up 12 half-hour episodes of the series. Orion is now looking for real estate agents and their buyers for the series. Part travel show, part home show, this new series showcas...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:38pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Never bring a knife to a gun fight, the saying goes — or a rock to a knife fight, a Washington man found out on Monday, particularly if you’ve got a warrant out for your arrest.  Jesse R. Blumer, 32, got a trip to South Peninsula H...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:37pm
  • A 27-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court at Kenai Courthouse on two additional drug charges from a February incident. The charges are from a traffic stop in Homer when an Alaska State Trooper discovered an alleged mobile methamphetamine lab in the man’s car. Timothy Igou, 27, is c...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:20pm
  • At a recent meeting of concerned community members, actions were discussed to help meet the needs of local teens. “We talked to people at The Center, the R.E.C. Room, local businesses, a youth job training program, everybody we could think of to see how teenagers are taken care of during the summe...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:18pm
  • With the sun shining outside, a six-woman crew inside the Homer United Methodist Church’s kitchen were busy last Friday putting together sack lunches to be offered to Homer teens needing a helping hand. ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:16pm
  • KODIAK, Alaska — Locals in the city of Kodiak say the state’s ongoing delays in returning the area’s main ferry to service is hurting businesses. The delay in the Tustumena’s return is forcing travelers to cancel lodging and look for alternative ways to get to the island. The delays are affe...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:11pm

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