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  • In next Tuesday’s election, unless the city of Homer can borrow and program a special touchscreen electronic voting machine from the state, Homer voter Rick Malley will miss out on an experience enjoyed by most other voters: the right to vote in person and privately at a city polling place on a ma...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:13am
  • A sentencing hearing in the case of convicted murderer Demarqus Green that had been scheduled for Oct. 26 has been rescheduled to next month, but will be held at the Kenai Courthouse instead of in Homer as previously planned. On a motion by Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders, Kenai Superior Court ...

    Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:25pm
  • Next month, Alaska Bible Institute marks its 50th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry. In a three-day celebration, an expected 300 alumni and friends will gather from around the world to honor the school’s rich history, equip for its present and envision for its future....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:38am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is crowdsourcing for a second year to assist with budget development. Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones held a crash course on the sources and uses of available funds for the fiscal year 2017, broadcast with Microsoft Lync v...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:35am
  • To hear Richard Wilson “Toby” Tyler tell it, he hasn’t done anything award-worthy.  The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust disagrees.  Calling him a “prolific local artist, gardener supreme, scourge of invasive species and champion of the natural world,” the trust’s board presented T...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:34am
  • If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes out on the end of the Spit any time in the last few weeks, the odds are pretty good that you’ve seen at least one large marine mammal — a tail flipping up as a humpback dives for feed, maybe, or a fountain of water shooting up from a blowhole....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:22am
  • Gov. Bill Walker on Friday encouraged two diverse Homer audiences not to overreact or panic as the state makes some changes and figures its way out of a budget deficit of about $3.5 billion. Contrary to “Alaska being on the rocks,” as one BBC reporter said during a recent interview, Walker said,...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:13pm
  • If you thought election season was over, think again.  On Monday night, the Homer City Council passed resolutions for two more elections over the next two months: on Nov. 3, a run-off between Heath Smith and Beau Burgess for the second available seat on the city council (see story this page...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:50pm
  • A Nov. 3 run-off election will determine whether political newcomer Heath Smith or incumbent Beau Burgess is the winner of the second open seat on the Homer City Council. Donna Aderhold was the clear winner of one of the two open seats on the council, garnering 46 percent of half the total votes, wh...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:49pm
  • Over the course of one day, the first woman documented to have driven solo across the contiguous United States spent 11 hours digging her car out of mud and then shot a charging coyote.  The year was 1915, and the woman was silent-movie star Anita King. She was undertaking the journey along the...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:25pm

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