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  • Members of the Indonesian Coast Guard and navy began two weeks of training at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward Aug. 24. The training for the group of 15 is focusing on the U.S. Coast Guard-approved Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, an international emergency response networ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:03am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has announced the recent approval from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for constructing an informational kiosk at the Baycrest pullout....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:03am
  • With political campaign season under way, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, or ADOT&PF, has issued a reminder about the laws regarding political advertising. In 1998, Alaskans overwhelmingly voted to keep the state free from all signs or forms of outdoor advertising....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:02am
  • The Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, recently announced the release of its 2015-16 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by calling 1-800-642-0066 or visiting ferry terminal staff throughout the system. Coinciding with release of the winter schedule, A...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:59am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on Tuesday to move forward with issuing more than $3 million in bonds to fund a Central Peninsula Hospital project. The bonds, which were originally proposed to fund medical equipment purchases for the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, will be extende...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:58am
  • Alaska’s forthcoming cannabis regulations might stop homegrown bud businesses from seeing a dime from the hot-ticket marijuana investment scene developing in the Lower 48. Outside investment raises both industry and regulatory hackles in the Alaska cannabis scene, either as the surefire road to a ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:55am
  • ANCHORAGE — The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday that exploratory drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. In an interview with The Associated Press, Marvin Odum said he expects further ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:52am
  • ANCHORAGE — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid, opening up health ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:50am
  • The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved significant 2016 health insurance rate increases for individual and family policies issued by two companies selling health coverage. A much smaller increase of 4 percent was approved for policies covering small groups of 50 to 250. For the individual and...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:49am
  • Labor Day weekend is upon us and the chill in the air is right on time.  It is always at this time of the year that the mountains remind us of the fleeting character of summer with their termination dust.  This weekend is definitely one of the best showcases for the Homer Farmers Market we...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:48am
  • The impact of plummeting oil prices is finally hitting Alaska’s oilpatch. ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. said Tuesday it will cut about 10 percent of its 1,200 Alaska employees....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:48am
  • If you lived in the woods on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s, you may not want to read this article. Those were the years when the spruce bark beetle outbreak killed most of the mature spruce forest on the Kenai, some 3.5 million acres.  Living out Homer’s East End Road, my wife and I spent ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:41am
  • Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska this week didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent of Homer when local flower grower Alaska Perfect Peony was picked to provide the official presidential bouquet at his Anchorage hotel, the Captain Cook. “It was pre...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:38am
  • Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection Bay amid the mountains, islands and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:33am
  • A thawed salmon filet that tastes the same as a fresh one? Is this too good to be true? A group that calls itself Ocean Rich Communities of Alaska, or ORCA, says it is interested in bringing a high-tech Japanese freezing technology to the Homer Spit that can produce once-frozen fish indistinguishabl...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
  • A Homer man survived a night about 200 feet up a 300-foot tall bluff near the Baycrest Hill turnout before being rescued last Thursday. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:28am
  • Starting at the Sept. 14 Homer City Council meeting, the city’s 2016 budget will dominate its discussions. The biggest question will be how to fill a probable $1 million budget gap in a general-fund budget of about $12 million.  “That’s the shortfall I’m looking at,” said City Manager...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:27am
  • Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was “deeply disappointed” that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali’s name from Mount McKinley. On Monday, Jewell said it doesn’t matter. “T...

    Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:59pm
  • KBBI is looking for a volunteer to help stuff envelopes for a mailing on Sept. 8, 9 and/or 10 any time between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3913 Kachemak Drive in town by city hall. Contact:  235-7721 ext. 221 or email dorle@kbbi.org   ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:28am
  • Marine Trades group  to attend Seattle expo Homer Marine Trades Association recently sent its members renewal forms and cooperative marketing forms for 2016. The association “is looking forward to another great year promoting Homer and our port as the best pl...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00am

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