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  • Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, was in Homer last week to meet with voters of the recently formed Senate District P, a product of redistricting. While the district’s boundaries may be new — they encompass House Districts 31 and 32, including the southern Kenai Peninsula and stretching southwest to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Dawn Thorp and Stephanie Nicholls were married Tuesday afternoon in a ceremony at the top of Baycrest Hill. They are the second Homer couple to file for a wedding license since the ban on same-sex marriage was lifted in Alaska earlier this month. Before moving to Alaska in 2012, they celebrated a ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:04pm
  • KENAI — In as much as could be shared in one-minute increments, the three candidates for one of Alaska’s two U.S. Senate seats expounded issues in Cook Inlet, the state and nationwide during a Tuesday forum in Kenai.  The format of the discussion did not allow for debate or much back-and-fo...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:02pm
  • With less that two weeks left until the Nov. 4 general election, Cordova-born Robert “Moose” Henrichs is busy spreading the word that he is running as a candidate for Senate District P. Also running is Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak. “Things are going well,” Henrichs, who describes himself as a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:59pm
  • During a forum sponsored by the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce earlier this week, the three candidates for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Mark Begich discussed several Cook Inlet issues, including:   Q: A tremendous amount of federal dollars have gone into research, particularly ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:43pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital invites kids under the age of 7 to the Trick or Treat Fun House from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. There will be tricks, treats and games at the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Gym, which is in the Rehabilitation Department (use the hospital’s lower-level, west-end entrance)...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Margaret Cisco of Assistive Technology of Alaska will be coming back to Homer Oct. 31 and is scheduling appointments with people who experience vision and-or hearing loss and will be demonstrating assistive equipment that could make their everyday life easier. ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:40pm
  • After more than two decades, Kachemak City, Homer’s neighbor to the east, has a new mayor. Bill Overway was chosen by his colleagues on the Kachemak City Council to take the place of Phil Morris, who chose not to run for re-election. “I’ve got some big boots to fill,” said Overway. “(Morri...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 29: Early release day. Nov. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Chapman School Today: Basketball at Chapman. Oct. 24: First quarter...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:45pm
  • The public is invited to hear Deb Evensen, national consultant and teacher on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, discuss new ways to help children with FASD succeed from preschool through adult life.  The lecture includes stories of help and hope for a brighter future for families and adults, as ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:43pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education members on Tuesday considered options to lobby for education funding. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, asked the school board to identify targeted or specialized programs that address gaps in education statewide. Legislators may be more swayed if they s...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:42pm
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, once again invites photographers from Alaska and beyond to enter their photographs in our Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest. The Fan Favorite Grand Prize winner, which will be decided by ASMI’s Facebook fans, will win two round-trip tickets on A...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:53am
  • For the second year a row, Google has named Homer the eCity for the state of Alaska. The award recognizes the strongest online business communities in each of the 50 states, businesses that have embraced the Web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel the local economy, accordi...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:53am
  • JUNEAU — After receiving an influx of written public comments asking it to hold an upcoming meeting in Kenai, the Board of Fisheries has scheduled a day of public comment during a work session. The board will meet in the Kenai and Soldotna area for its work session from Oct. 18-20, 2016, it decide...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:52am
  • By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since its members have chosen to do so on the Kenai Peninsula. During the last day of the board’s work session in Juneau, members set the schedule for its next cycle of...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:51am
  • Health care spending leveled off for the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year, bucking a trend of dramatic cost increases over the previous decade. “We’re expecting the (health care) cost trend for fiscal year 2014 will be pretty flat and we’re hoping that will continue into 2015 with even ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:47am
  • Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:35am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:31am
  • More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:30am
  • With all of the absentee and questioned ballots counted in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Mike Navarre has emerged as the winner of the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to the borough’s unofficial results. In Homer, after the city canvass board reviewed absentee and other ball...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:07pm

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