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  • Kick off those summertime sandals and strap on some skis. What better way to wrap your head around the changing seasons than with Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back”?  The 65th of Miller’s films, this year’s is an homage to six and a half decades of mountain culture and adventure filmma...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:18am
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    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:32am
  • FAIRBANKS — A Canadian gold exploration company has revised its application for a state land lease to exclude ground occupied by one of the only downhill ski areas near Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Vancouver-based Freegold Ventures this week contacted the Mental Health Trust ...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:34am
  • With early voting having begun Oct. 20, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson said is appears voters are eager to have their say in the upcoming general election. “It’s been a brisk turnout, pretty much steady throughout the day,” said Johnson. “We’ve had at least 50 voters a day. It’s been very g...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:32am
  • Feel that chill in the air? The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer has just the solution for warming the body and the spirit: firewood split, delivered and sold by the truckload to benefit Share the Spirit’s holiday effort to provide food and gifts to families in need of help. “W...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28am
  • Shining a bright spotlight on a day dedicated to being well, the Homer Health Fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary and South Peninsula Hospital, will be this Saturday, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Homer High School....

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:08pm
  • They said it before, sort of, but Monday night the Homer City Council made it clear with passage of Resolution 14-110: The city-owned property at the corner of Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway, known as the HERC site for the Homer Education and Recreation Complex that exists on it, is the sit...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:05pm
  • A Wednesday morning house fire injured one individual and destroyed a residence near the intersection of Diamond Ridge Road and Stratus Road. Kachemak Emergency Services responded, with mutual aid provided by Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area. T...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Rotary Health Fair When:  7:30 am–1 pm, Saturday, Nov. 1 Where: Homer High School Commons What: 60+ exhibitors offering one-stop shopping for information, demonstrations, screenings and more to improve your health and wellnes...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:00pm
  • Eat your veggies. Aim for a rainbow of colors every day. Chew your food. Try 20 times per bite. But skip the milk, cheese and meat. And while you’re at it, take it easy on the salt, sugar and oil. That’s just a sample of the advice Phil Eherenman gives students in his seven-week Food for Life co...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:58pm
  • A1 Nails Special nail related care for senior citizens and their unique needs, but serving all ages 399-6262 Advanced Dental Providing information about the importance of oral health 349-6522 Alaska Infrared Home infrared imaging t...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:56pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.   Big Brothers & Big Sisters needs big brother and big sister volunteers; of...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:36pm
  • The new Harbormaster’s Office is taking shape overlooking the Homer harbor. Project Engineer Dan Nelson of the city of Homer’s Public Works Department estimated the structure is about 50 percent complete and estimated the move-in date will be in March. Construction of the $2.1 million, 4...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:27pm
  • With the local election in the rear-view mirror, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is looking to continue the momentum his administration has made and asks residents to keep an open mind moving forward. Navarre, now in his third term as borough mayor and second consecutive, said the electio...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  • SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on Oct. 9, it began to snow in Soldotna. If all goes according to plan, the fish-killing piscicide rotenone will work its way through each of the four lakes...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:16pm
  • SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on Oct. 9, it began to snow in Soldotna. If all goes according to plan, the fish-killing piscicide rotenone will work its way through each of the four lakes...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:16pm
  • High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. “The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years,” said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conser...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:15pm
  • High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. “The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years,” said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conser...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:14pm
  • The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros. “It’s geared toward people like commercial fishermen, people who own a boat and w...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:08pm
  • The first time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published an environmental impact statement under its current process, the proposed project was based in Nikiski — now, federal regulators have returned, nearly 40 years later, to evaluate the latest mega-project in Alaska’s pipeline histor...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:05pm

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