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  • An Alaska Air Transit charter flight with one pilot and seven passengers landed with wheels up late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, said director of operations Dan Owen. The Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded, but did not treat or transport anyone. The incident closed ...

    Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:04pm
  • While current educators and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District kept their jobs this year, it is unlikely to happen next year. To renew its employment contracts the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education approved cuts to existing programs and services, about $1.8 million...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:52am
  • Dream big. Persevere in your dreams. Make mistakes. Stay involved in your community. Be the new storytellers.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:55am
  • It was all about money during a four-hour meeting at which Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members heard about funding schools, flooding and animal control....

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:49am
  • Though far from a done deal, the Homer City Council took the first step toward creating a 2.5-percent bed tax when it approved on introduction Ordinance 15-13. That ordinance goes up for second reading and a public hearing at the May 26 regular meeting. Council member David Lewis introduced the meas...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:45am
  • After using up the April juror pool and dipping into May jurors, a jury was finally seated last week in the Demarqus Green murder trial. The testimony phase of the trial began last Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse with Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran presiding. The trial is expected to contin...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:45am
  • With the Alaska Legislature still in recess and leaders trying to craft a balanced budget, it all comes down to a compromise, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, told the Homer City Council on Monday night. Stevens and Rep.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:41am
  • Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge. You might find five birds in common, like the popular and common western sandpipers, but then birders start throwing in birds like turnstones and snipes. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival guide lists 38 shorebird...

    Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:21pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska. Voters last November approved an initiative legalizing recreational use of pot for those 21 years of age and older. The initiative delegated rulemaking for the industr...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will host a town hall meeting at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. They will be addressing Alaska’s cur- rent fiscal situation and are interested in hearing comments and concerns from con- stituents regarding state government...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am

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