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  • Editor's note: The story has been updated on Jan. 11 to add new information about video images police released on Monday. Those images have been added to this story. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station late Wednesday night. According ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 3:32pm
  • The price to use Kenai Peninsula Borough School District-owned pools may rise soon. Administrators are developing a proposed list of fee increases that must first be approved by the Board of Education. Any changes would stand for the next two-to-three school years to offset the expected funding cuts...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:51am
  • Sprout Family Services is hosting a focus group to understand community perceptions of Sprout and learn where parents with children ages 0-5 get information on child development and parenting. The agency is looking for parents of children ages 0-5, including those who are less familiar with Sprout, ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:36am
  • The Boat House Committee and architect Jason Swift from ECI/Hyer Anchorage hold an open house from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13 to inform Homer of a planned marine pavilion at the Homer Harbor on the site of the old harbormaster’s office near Ramp 2. Learn about the Boat House, meet committee members, share i...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:36am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker has decided to replace the head of the agency that sets rates for public utilities and pipeline carriers in Alaska. Chairman T.W. Patch of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska said he was notified by Walker’s office on Dec. 31 that he will not be reappointed when...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:35am
  • The key to curling success is two-fold: put more weight on the broom than the stone and, most importantly, trust the stone will not pull you across the ice like Fred Flintstone in a bowling alley.  That, and don’t take yourself or the game too seriously. Though requiring confidence and concen...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:35am
  • Minor flooding continued on the Anchor Point Road from an ice jam on the Anchor River after a storm with hurricane-force winds swept through the lower Kenai Peninsula last week.  The storm knocked out power from Nanwalek to Ohlson Mountain, toppled trees and even blew crab pots into the Homer H...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:29am
  • The city on Jan. 1 shut down a winter camping site next to the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit, but as of Tuesday some motorhomes, trailers and truck campers remained at the parking lot across from Fish Dock Road. The Homer Police on Dec. 15 issued eviction notices to the small compound of camp...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:27am
  • Anyone who has walked Homer’s beaches the past few weeks has seen a horrid event. Every few yards along the tidal wrack line, the white chests of dead birds stand out among kelp and driftwood.  Some of the seabirds have been scavenged, a new food source that’s caused an influx of bald eagle...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:25am
  • Oil prices continue to lurk at less than $40 per barrel, and despite hope for a legislative salve, Standard & Poor’s is lowering the state’s debt rating. S&P lowered Alaska’s general obligation debt from AAA status to AA+ and lowered the state’s appropriation-backed debt and Alaska M...

    Tue, 01/05/2016 - 2:23pm

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