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  • In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind. Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Aug. 28: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna. Sept. 1: School holiday. Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m.   Chapman School ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Kindergarteners filled four classrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School for Tuesday’s beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.  “Very exciting stuff,” said Principal Eric Pederson. “Awesome,” was Chapman Principal Eric Woodhead’s description of the first day at the Anchor Point school...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:40pm
  • The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home. In a press release on Aug. 7, Homer Police said the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am
  • Alaska State Troopers earlier this month cited a Kenai Peninsula Borough temporary employee for texting while driving a borough truck. In a criminal complaint, Sgt. Jeremy Stone of the Anchor Point Post alleged that the driver, Brian Burns, 43, of Soldotna, drove a white Chevrolet box truck register...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:29am
  • The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning. The boat, a 23-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser, lost power about 5 miles west of Point Pogibshi and about 20 miles southw...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27am
  • An annual pig roast held by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area volunteers was planned to be even more special on Aug. 9,  with the dedication of the service area’s Medic 41 ambulance to volunteer Connie Prouty. Plans changed, however, when Prouty, who was battling breast...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s August Business After Hours event is from 5-7 today and is hosted by the Pratt Museum.The public is invited.  Upstairs in the Special Exhibits Gallery, Jo Going’s solo exhibition, Reliquary, is on view....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:45am
  • The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan sent a letter to Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey Aug. 5 demanding repayment of the grant money. The $12.3 millio...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:44am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development. At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran an...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:42am
  • Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election. On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline. Don Stead withdrew his bid for mayor and, later that day, Lindianne Sarno made her candidacy for mayor official. ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:39pm
  • A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula. “In the past week and a half, just monitoring what’s going on across the state, we really saw a surge of sup...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:37pm
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the “no” votes gaining ground. As of Wed...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Northrim BanCorp will expand further into the residential mortgage market with its acquisition of Residential Mortgage LLC.Northrim currently owns 23.5 percent of the mortgage company, and was an original investor. Now, Northrim Bank’s subsidiary Northrim Capital Investment Co. will ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:19pm
  • If by chance you win the Publishers Clearing House contest, just like on TV, the Prize Patrol will show up with balloons. A phone scam going around Homer tries to scam victims into thinking otherwise. Don’t fall for it, Homer Police warned in a press release on Aug. 7....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:18pm
  • Re/Max of Homer recently settled into its new renovated location on the street facing side of the Windjammer Suites building on Pioneer Avenue. Their old location, also on Pioneer Avenue, is now occupied by Malone Insurance Agency, which moved from a neighboring building in July.In an interview last...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award notice, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to receive $7.8 million for direct pa...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:08pm
  • A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013.No immediate changes to the program will be made, but Judge Russel Holland found that NMFS did not account for whe...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:06pm

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