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  • A free public workshop, titled “Climate Change in Our Backyard,” will be held March 28 at the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus near Soldotna. It offers a forum for learning, asking questions and discussing local resilience. The main topics will be flooding frequency, stress to salmon, ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:59pm
  • After public hearings, hundreds of letters and dozens of people testifying, the Homer City Council on Monday passed the final roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District.  With a project cost of $12.3 million, 3,787 parcels will be assessed $3,262.77 for each parcel’s share of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:58pm
  • Fishing by himself at an undisclosed location he described as “out in the water,” Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen pulled in 30.40-pound winter king on his skiff, Sea Alaska, to win $27,762 in the 22nd annual Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Tournament. “Fishing is fishing. It’s a matter of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:57pm
  • Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to indulge in the time-honored tradition of complaining about the weather.  For the second year in a row, Homer residents despair of getti...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:55pm
  • Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center had steady lines of fishermen registering this morning. Fishermen headed out today to scout out fishing spots and get in some salmon fishing....

    Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:31am
  • The Homer City Council will interview two applicants, both city employees, for city manager at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. To be interviewed are Matt Clarke, deputy harbormaster, and Katie Koester, community and economic development coordinator....

    Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:24pm
  • By MELISSA GRIFFITHS Morris News Service - Alaska JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska has been very successful in using Alaska Energy Authority funds for renewable energy projects — too successful if you ask some other regions. The authority runs a renewable energy fund that is m...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:45pm
  • NOME — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska spurred organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state’s extensive system of froz...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:45pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken said his department would meet Alaska’s budget challenges head on “by consolidating and creating efficiencies where possible” while “striving to have minimal impacts on core services.” Luiken’s remarks came during th...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week rejected the ordinance that would repeal the nine-month sales tax exemption on groceries. However, the issue is not completely off the table.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the assembly agreed to postpone voting down president Dale Bagley’s propose...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:44pm

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