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  • It was “school” day at the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Tuesday.  Dr. Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, gave an update on the district, an important thing to do since borough taxes fund the district, but most of the borough’s popula...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:50pm
  • Large vessels, weighing more than 70 tons, dwarf Pier One Theatre as they undergo maintenance and repair in the campground area behind the theater. The work illustrates the need for a haul-out and repair area for vessels of that size, according to Matt Clark, deputy harbor master. Inflatable bladder...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:46pm
  • Little more than a week after a Homer rally urging respect, not violence, a domestic violence assault ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic of Homer. The incident occurred April 2, on McLay Road, about four miles out East End Road. The State Medical Examiner’s office has de...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:45pm
  • What started as a report of a domestic violence assault ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic of Homer in an incident Wednesday evening on McLay Road, about four miles out East End Road.  According to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers, the troopers received a rep...

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:18pm
  • It’s been 11 years now. And they keep going back.  In the middle of March, during the week of spring break, a team of volunteers from Homer’s Glacier View Baptist Church packs their work clothes and heads to Mexico. Destination: San Vicente, a small town on the Baja Peninsula where approxim...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:46pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting. While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an e...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:36pm
  • A solution and design for an unsafe and slow intersection will move a step closer toward construction this month when Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities officials choose one of three alternatives for the Main Street and Sterling Highway intersection.  Those alternatives a...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:27pm
  • In a year when some of the most seasoned Iditarod racers pulled themselves and their dog teams out of what’s known as the “Last Great Race”  — Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe, for example — Homer snowmachiners Dr. Paul Sayer, Dr. Paul Raymond and Raymond’s daughter Kendra, a stude...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:24pm
  • As contractors with Enstar Natural Gas ramp up construction this month on the second phase of the Homer natural gas expansion, some landowners on Kachemak Drive have balked at granting easements to extend the gas line. More than 17,000 feet of natural gas line has already been installed on the Homer...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:05pm
  • About 50 people, including several Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police officers, attended Stand Up Homer, a March 27 gathering that was part of statewide Choose Respect rallies. Choose Respect is part of Gov. Sean Parnell’s initiative to address and end domestic violence and sexual assault. “...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:56pm

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