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  • Since May, Gee Denton and her neighbors, Scott and Carolyn VanZant, have battled to save their Baycrest Subdivision homes from the ravages of erosion. The sensitivity of these hillside properties, located on the Kachemak Bay side of the Sterling Highway as it climbs to the top of Baycrest Hill, is w...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2015, and Ballot Measure 4...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:02pm
  • They’re back. With all precincts reporting, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be the southern Kenai Peninsula’s voices when the Legislature convenes in January.  The big races in Alaska — for U.S. Senate and governor — were still too close to call, however...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:58pm
  • With Election Day nearing an end, and less than 15 percent of the precincts yet to report, some races are still too close to comfortably call. An exception is the race for House District 31, with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, running uncontested. “It’s looking pretty good for me,” said Seaton, wh...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:56pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour, and Ballot Measure 4, providing for ...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38pm
  • Kick off those summertime sandals and strap on some skis. What better way to wrap your head around the changing seasons than with Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back”?  The 65th of Miller’s films, this year’s is an homage to six and a half decades of mountain culture and adventure filmma...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:18am
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    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:32am
  • FAIRBANKS — A Canadian gold exploration company has revised its application for a state land lease to exclude ground occupied by one of the only downhill ski areas near Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Vancouver-based Freegold Ventures this week contacted the Mental Health Trust ...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:34am
  • With early voting having begun Oct. 20, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson said is appears voters are eager to have their say in the upcoming general election. “It’s been a brisk turnout, pretty much steady throughout the day,” said Johnson. “We’ve had at least 50 voters a day. It’s been very g...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:32am
  • Feel that chill in the air? The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer has just the solution for warming the body and the spirit: firewood split, delivered and sold by the truckload to benefit Share the Spirit’s holiday effort to provide food and gifts to families in need of help. “W...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:28am

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