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  • The Homer Farmers Market is in the perfect location. Very few markets have the good fortune of a permanent location so that tents and infrastructure can stay up all summer. That means that instead of just a pop-up tent village, our Market booths are more permanent, hand built, and full of personalit...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:29am
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay for government could be too optimistic about the market, the head of the corporation that manages the fund told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial board Tuesday. Angela Rodell, the CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:29am
  • Homer Police on Thursday arrested Stephen R. Boyle, the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services, on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, an unclassified felony. Boyle, 43, appeared at the Homer Courthouse on Friday morning for his arraignment. Homer District Court Judge Marg...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:31pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Ninilchik River will open to the harvest of hatchery-reared king salmon beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016. King salmon are stocked in the Ninilchik River each year by the Alaska Departme...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:32am
  •          Homer Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, is 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday at the Homer Middle School track. Teams or individuals will walk the track in a relay to raise money. Relay for Life starts with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., followed...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:20pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives stood for a moment of silence Monday to honor the shooting victims of the deadly attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rep. Matt Claman asked his colleagues to stand in unity for those injured and killed and their families. The Anchorage...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:55pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is returning to using its own employees to handle appointments for Alaska veterans who need medical services outside the VA system. State lawmakers announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance will no longer make appointments for veterans....

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:54pm
  • A pilot syringe exchange program, The Exchange, starts with its first event from 5-7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 21, at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center at 203 West Pioneer Avenue. The project will take place in the southwest corner of the building. The Exchange will be offered 5-7 every oth...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:51pm
  • A proposed ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would move the hospital service area boundary south. The move would shift Ninilchik from the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area, resulting in a drop in the mill rate for Nin...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:25pm
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    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • “You can sleep in the winter,” people who work in the busy summer fishing and tourism industries say when work becomes hectic. To that might be added another saying: “You can testify in the winter.”...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Type in “Trethewey” on an iPhone, and autocorrect wants to turn the name into “Truth Way.” That software glitch expresses the sentiment of poet and keynote speaker Natasha Trethewey’s talk last Friday at the state of the 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 10-14 at La...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescuers last Wednesday had to peel the roof off a crunched Toyota sedan that trapped a 17-year-old Homer boy. Even though a truck towing a boat and trailer had plowed into the passenger side of the Toyota, the victim, Trevor Fenex, escaped serious injury. On Friday h...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • A Homer man accused of sexual abuse of a minor led police on a foot chase before being arrested last week. Cim Joel Blair, 34, was arrested Friday in Homer and has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, according to court documents and an online Alaska State Troo...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:58pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s relatively diverse economy has some room to grow in the next few years, accommodating for lower oil prices and production as well as an aging population. The most recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, compiled by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:39pm
  • Even on a rainy day like last Saturday, the Homer Farmers Market is packed. It is filled with what are known as “co-producers.” To understand what a co-producer is, we need to think about producers. They are the dedicated individuals who show up every week and stand in their booth (smiling or gr...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:39pm
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    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:13am
  • Ninilchik may be small in size, but not flavor. The most recent offering attracting hungry residents, visitors and Sterling Highway travelers is Keen Kow Thai Food. No puzzle about the restaurant’s name. Translated, it means, “Eat Thai food.” That encouragement is underscored by the tantalizin...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:09am
  • The Alaska Legislature is moving quickly to address a bill that would divert a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for the state’s annual expenses, but judging by the emails and calls reaching legislative offices this week, Alaskans still have a lot of questions. Here’s some answers to s...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:09am
  • In hearings today at the Homer Courthouse, Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy granted motions by defense attorneys to dismiss felony charges for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. In separate hearings held telephonically Friday afternoon, June 10, on a mot...

    Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:10pm

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