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  • Take risks. Say thank you. Smile. Be kind to yourself. Start something new.That was among the advice given May 7 at the occasion of 2014 commencement exercises for 151 people receiving degrees or certificates from Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:31pm
  • A 5.54 earthquake hit the Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula at 6:16 a.m today. The quake was 33 miles northwest of Homer at a depth of 54 miles. Residents reported being woken up and experiencing moderate to heavy shaking, and items being knocked off shelves. Initial reports were that the quake wa...

    Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:54am
  • The first large wildfire of the season almost burned down three cabins near Caribou Lake last Friday. Eight Alaska Division of Forestry, three Kachemak Emergency Services and 20 Pioneer Peak Hotshot firefighters kept the fire from burning the structures about 3 miles southwest of Caribou Lake about ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships-Southern Kenai Peninsula, or MAPP-SKP, holds two meetings next week. A community driven partnership for improving community health, MAPP holds an open house from 4-6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Kachemak Bay Campus to discuss and review its latest com...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:29pm
  • There’s a new kind of education brewing in Homer. Several citizens, including Chad Jones and Kevin Walker, are pushing for a nonprofit school that would emphasize traditional folk skills such as boat building, woodworking, northern ecology, fiber arts and more.  The group is calling the new n...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:26pm
  • One of five Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers named as this year’s “BP Teachers of Excellence,” Barbra Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School, has gone a step beyond and been named “Teacher of the Year”  for the district. The award was announced at a reception at Alaska Christian Co...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Getting started in birding can be intimidating. When experienced birders show up this week for the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, with all their binoculars, spotting scopes, outdoor gear, bird guides and gadgets, the new birder might wonder if it takes a small fortune to get started. T...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:20pm
  • Already the shorebirds have arrived. Dunlins, dowitchers, surfbirds, sandpipers, yellowlegs, in ones and twos and hundreds they’ve been swooping in on Mud Bay and Beluga Slough, taking a fast-food rest stop on their way north. Local birders have been giddy with excitement, but today starts the big...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Prizes for Cleanup Day, an annual event organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center with 117 participants this year, went to: • Individual-family: first, Shirley Fedora; second, Jenny Lemieux; third, the Sweeney family. • Group: first, HoWL with 68 participants, 132 bags of rec...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:30pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state.The NTSB announced May 1 an “urgent ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:04pm

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