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  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In a three-part series starting this week, the Homer News will look at the challenges in converting to natural gas; the positive effects of natural gas on southern Kenai Peninsula com...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:51pm
  • With a new facility to be completed by August that will turn the four-employee, borough-operated Homer Baling-Landfill Facility into a transfer site, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is considering cost-cutting measures. ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:49pm
  • Describing the action as a dual benefit for both the borough and the city of Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a multi-million dollar loan to help build a Homer natural gas grid. “It makes good sense,” Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said. “I ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:07pm
  • Cries of “fish on” are getting louder on Kachemak Bay with the reeling in of king salmon in the 30-pounds-and-more category. Some of those came from Homer angler Steve Walli’s family over the weekend. “Gee whiz, we caught five fish and (daughter) Erica caught one 31.4 pounds,” said Walli o...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:06pm
  • The Homer Animal Shelter’s 93 percent “re-homing” rate — returning animals to their owners or finding them new homes — is impressive. However, that doesn’t stop emergency medical situations from occurring.  Like the one that occurred with Teaser, a sweet-natured brown tabby that was...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:45pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital has the following events scheduled:  Homer Medical Center Community Open House:  5-7 p.m. April 4, a free event open to the public. Bring the whole family to meet the new providers, learn about the center’s comprehensive care for all ages and tou...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:17pm
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, “the best Cajun band in the world,” as Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Company describes the band, is coming to the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. The March 29 Ninilchik stop kicks off the Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 2013 season under the theme “Clammin’ It Up” ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:16pm
  • Seaton meetings canceled...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:01pm
  •   Dr. Stephen Haycox, University of Alaska Anchorage distinguished professor of history, will join Homer award-winning journalist and author Tom Kizzia to give a public presentation on “Seward: Alaska’s Indispensable Man” at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:00pm
  • Two separate car crashes, one involving a pedestrian and the other a four-wheeler, sent three people to the hospital over the weekend.  One man in Ninilchik was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital after being hit by a truck, and two boys in Voznesenka were taken to South Peninsula Hospital with...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:58pm

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