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  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.With Ni...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will  represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. She is one of 18 chefs from throughout the United States competing for the crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:12pm
  • As part of an in-port maintenance period this week, the Homer-based Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducted a top-end overhaul of the port-side main propulsion engine for the first time since the cutter was commissioned in 2003.The crew of the Hickory took advantage of scheduled maintenance time this m...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:10pm
  • Crowds of spectators lined Pioneer Avenue on Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July parade. Organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo.  Daisy Lee Bitter reigned over the proceedings at this year’s grand marshal. From the viewing stand on the balcony...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31pm
  • 31 compete in Highland Games   BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices. At recent meetings, citizens have voiced concerns about abused and neglected animals in unincorporated areas. At its July 1 meeting, the assembly passed a resol...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:09pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved a site for a proposed new Kachemak Selo School at its June 30 meeting. The board’s choice was one of two sites being considered for a new facility to replace the three separate buildings currently being used. “The recommende...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • In three separate incidents last week, vehicle crashes killed a Wasilla woman and injured two Homer women. Police and troopers said all three incidents involved alcohol. The most serious incident happened about 6:20 p.m. July 4 when a Wasilla woman flipped her all-terrain vehicle while crossing Star...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Throw a monkeyfist-knotted rope in the Homer Harbor, and odds are you’ll hit a Tolman skiff. From its versions as open skiffs to stout cabin cruisers, the classic Kachemak Bay boats can be seen not only in Homer, but up and down the Alaska and Pacific coasts and even as far away as  Norway an...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:52pm

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