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  • ANCHORAGE — Former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel have been named co-chairs of Bill Walker’s gubernatorial transition team. Walker said his team is being assembled in recognition of a constitutional deadline that the governor be sworn in Dec. 1. “It seems to appear to be pru...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:58pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival. “I am beyond myself with excitement,” Walker said Friday evening. “It has been a long...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:56pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s November Business After Hours event is from 5-7 p.m. today at the Alibi, 453 E. Pioneer Ave.  Open to all chamber members, this will be a tailgate-style mixer and provide the opportunity to sample some of the Alibi’s most popular items, including monster chic...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Nov. 20-22: Small school’s basketball tournament, location TBA. Nov. 20: Western Day. Nov. 21: Blue and White Day. Nov. 26: Movie morning: Fr...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:31pm
  • With two tournaments under their belt, the Homer High School DDF — drama, debate and forensics — team is readying for more to come. “They’re looking really strong. There’s a lot of new kids on the team, but they’re stepping up to the challenges, digging in and going forth,” said Head C...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:30pm
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use ...

    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Staff report At Drama, Debate and Forensics competition at West Anchorage High School last week, Homer High’s Robert Hockema took first place in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Other results included: Pantomime, second place, Landon Bunting; Solo acting, first place, August Kilcher; s...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:18pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School Nov. 13: Basketball at CIA. Nov. 17: Basketball at Homer. Nov. 18: Basketball at ABC. Nov. 20-22: Small school’s bask...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Staff report For her dedication and going above and beyond what is expected as the custodian of Voznesenka School, Nadejda Reutov was honored with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s “Golden Apple” award at the district’s Nov. 3 school board meeting....

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:17pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer In her second year as principal of Homer Middle School, Kari Dendurent considers herself “so lucky” to be where she is. “This school’s awesome,” said Dendurent, who was assistant principal at Houston High school, Palmer High Scho...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:14pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:31pm
  • The Alaska Farm Bureau holds its workshop, Friday Forum conference and annual meeting Thursday-Saturday at Land’s End Resort. With the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Chapter as host, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a workshop, “Advocate from the Gate.” At 8 a.m. Friday the Friday Forum...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:23pm
  • The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Seldovia Village Tribe $250,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services, Administrator Mary Wakefield announced in a press release on Nov. 6. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Photo Depot has moved to the Belmonte Vista cabins at 3756 Lake St. Formerly located on Pioneer Avenue, Photo Depot offers passport photos, black and white copying as well as all color work, laminating, cutting and binding, graphic design and on-site and in home technical and computer assistance. It...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Sometimes more isn’t better, it’s more confusing. Case in point, city of Homer Ordinance 14-49, with 136 words in the title. While it was clear it had to do with helipads and heliports, small wonder it caused confusion. “I have received comments from people that did not understand the ordinanc...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:19pm
  • At Karen West’s new store on Ocean Drive, Sustainable Wares, the very building itself embodies the spirit of her product line. With a fresh coat of paint, a sign crafted from repurposed wood and fixtures like light shades made from Bundt cake pans, West has put new life into the venerable half-cen...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:19pm
  •   The 2014 halibut season wrapped up last week with dock prices in Homer running about $6.60 per pound, well above the $6.15 per pound being paid for red king crab at the dock in Dutch Harbor, something of a head scratcher for seafood lovers. The full season saw high prices, oc...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE — It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party. Warming up the crowd before Sullivan entered as final vote tallies were still rolling in, and with the Republican challenger maintaining a lead over incumbent Sen. Mark B...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:09pm
  • The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, holds public scoping meetings at noon today in the Nanwalek Tribal Community Center and at 7 p.m. at Homer Middle School. BOEM is exploring holding an oil and gas lease sale, sale 244, in federal waters of Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:04pm
  • Snow or no snow, it’s becoming that time of year when resources get stretched a bit thin. Summertime employment comes to an end, hours of darkness outweigh hours of daylight, temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives.  For some, it takes a helping hand to make it through the months ahe...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:03pm

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