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  • Cook Inletkeeper announces the Ninth Annual Homer Electronics Recycling Day will take place from 10 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday at Spenard Builders Supply....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:25pm
  • Everyday is like thisthe short and long of forgetting:a man with a walking stick, a limp;his daughter in a red sweatshirtcrossing the berm.  — “Listening for the Rain,” by Wendy Erd, one of her Beluga Slough poems BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on Monday. And for Homer’s Mike Illg. In October, Illg, who was raised in Boston and is the coordinator of the city ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:13pm
  • House District 30 and the lower and central Kenai Peninsula could get $7 million in capital projects if a budget on the table in the Alaska Legislature passes. Of that amount, $2.2 million is for department requests or reappropriations. Funding for new projects totals $4.7 million. Topping the list ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Legislators have their boxes packed, computers have been shipped to local offices and some aides have boarded the ferry and left Juneau, but as of late Wednesday morning, the 28th session of the Alaska Legislature remained at work as a joint House-Senate conference committee struggled to resolve dis...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula students swept clean the annual “Caring for the Kenai” awards at Kenai Central High School last week:First place, $1,600: Katherine Dolma, Homer, with a proposal for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to install green roofs;Sixth place, $550: Jane Rohr, Homer, w...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:54pm
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    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:52pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman SchoolToday: Pre-K screening 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 235-8671.Today: Track meet, Kenai.April 28: CPR training, grades 6-8.April 29: Mass band, grades 7-8. Fireweed (grades 2-6)Today: Leave No Trace guest speakers.April 25: Bear safety discussion, sixth grade, 2...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:50pm
  • Poet Wendy Erd, political commentator Shannyn Moore and community activist-artist Mavis Muller will be the honored guests at an Earth Day reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Here’s a little more about them. Wendy ErdOn her business card, poet Wen...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:44pm
  • What do electric cars, orchard pigs and prayer flags have in common? Stop by the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Saturday to find out. Although Earth Day was officially April 22, Homer’s Earth Day Celebration starts at noon this Saturday....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:30pm
  • Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:24pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital invites the public to an open house and art opening at their new pediatric therapy gym from 3-5 p.m. April 30. The event includes healthy snacks and kid-friendly arts and crafts.  On display will be an art exhibit from children of the Girassol Child Care and Art C...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:24am
  • South Peninsula Hospital Rehab Department welcomes speech-language pathologist Jessica Powell, MS, CCC-SLP. Powell is available for appointments to evaluate, diagnose and individually treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. She provides in...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:23am
  • A one-day, six-module “NSTC Unescorted Program,” plus a hydrogen sulfide/iron sulfide class is being offered by Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, and the University of Alaska Mining and Petroleum Training Service.  Upon completion of this course, p...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:21am
  • BP announced Tuesday it will sell four of its North Slope assets to Houston-based independent Hilcorp Energy. The agreement includes all of BP’s interests in the Endicott and Northstar fields and 50 percent of BP’s interests in the Milne Point field and Liberty, an undeveloped offshore field sti...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:14am
  • Lawmakers approved a tax credit bill for Alaska refineries during deliberations Sunday night, but excluded the Agrium Corp. fertilizer plant in Nikiski from the plan. House Bill 287 was originally introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell to aid in-state refineries. As passed, companies may receive 40 percent...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:13am
  • ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance and the State of Alaska each made their case to an Anchorage Superior Court judge Tuesday about why — or why not — a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetters should be allowed to move forward. The alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot init...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:10am
  • Like a lot of Homer entrepreneurs, Scott Dickerson has not one, but several business ventures. A recent sale, though, combines three of his passions: photography, surfing and helping to run an adventure charter boat, the Milo. Last month, Alaskan Brewing Co. released its new Icy Bay India Pale Ale w...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:10am
  • A dispute between Buccaneer Energy, Cook Inlet Region Inc. and the state of Alaska over natural gas royalties from Kenai Peninsula wells could be resolved within a month, according to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. At a Monday hearing, commission chair Cathy Foerster said if the gro...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:05am
  • Three members of the Board of Fisheries were easily re-appointed to new three-year terms, although not all without objection, by a joint session of the Legislature last week. The re-appointments of Sue Jeffrey, Reed Morisky and John Jensen were passed through the House fisheries committee the previo...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:05am

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