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  • Plans for a controversial hydroelectric plant are available for public examination in their most detailed form to date. On March 27, Homer Electric Association, working through its subsidiary Kenai Hydroelectric, submitted a draft of its license application for the Grant Lake hydroelectric project t...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Citing a family member’s health issues, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Chief Jim Dycus has resigned from his post. Dycus submitted his resignation to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on March 26, with an effective date of April 17. Navarre confirmed last Friday that he received...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49pm
  • It WILL snow. Do not fear it. Our environment needs water and snow is one way to get it. However much we get won’t last long. Think of it as adding nitrogen to the soil. Think of it as a plus. Or don’t think about it at all.  The greenhouse is providing sufficient shelter for the tomatoes, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm
  • KENAI — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has criticized the City of Kenai’s proposal for a road in a wetland near the Kenai River....

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:09am
  • In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet on Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, order in Ken Castner v. City of Homer where he called that method “arbitrary and unreasonable.” “It is hereby orde...

    Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:54pm
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    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:25pm
  • Hospice of Homer has been awarded a $24,955 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. The funds will purchase up-to-date technology.  “With a robust technology infrastructure, hospice staff efficiency will increase resulting in more effective service provision. As the need for Hospice of Homer prog...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:10pm
  • A Homer City Council member has questioned the propriety of having the police chief sit as a member on a proposed nine-seat Cannabis Advisory Commission.  At the council’s March 23 meeting, council member Beau Burgess introduced Ordinance 15-07 creating a Cannabis Advisory Commission, but he ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:22pm
  • Searchers found a 3-year-old boy missing for about 45 minutes last week in the best possible place — inside the boy’s home.  The boy’s parent notified Alaska State Troopers about 4:30 p.m. on March 23 that the child had gone missing while playing outside near the home in the Bonnie Avenue...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Warm thaws are common during coastal winters, but the season was unusual not only for record warmth but also for its persistence and being the second very warm winter in a row.  The extreme temperatures could influence fire risk, erosion and wildlife. Rainfall this spring will be a big factor i...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm

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