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  • The annual Kenai Peninsula Summer Music Festival starts Monday with noon time concerts in Homer and Kenai-Soldotna. Upcoming Homer concerts are Monday at Don Jose’s, Tuesday at Land’s End Resort, Wednesday at Two Sisters Bakery and July 31 at the Pratt Museum. The Madison String Quartet and frie...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Author Barbara Martin and artists Cherise Hyslip and Marsha Oberlender sign their books from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Bear Trax Gift and Gallery on the Homer Spit. Hyslip illustrated Martin’s book, “Offense Get Off of My Fence.” The book teaches children and adults how ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Like a good salmon run that keeps coming back stronger and stronger, Salmonstock, the three-day celebration of salmon and music, returns for its fourth year at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Last year the festival drew 5,500, and this year organizers expect it to top that and sell out...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:44pm
  • In its 20th year, the Homer Breast Cancer Run is doing something different. The Aug. 10 event begins at 9 a.m. at Mariner Park during a low, minus 4.3 tide and participants will have the option to run, walk or bike a 1-mile or a 5-mile loop on the beach. Strollers and dogs on leash are welcome. Loca...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:16pm
  • In a repeat of the 2010 Hoka Hey motorcycle challenge, about 75 Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders left Key West, Fla., on Sunday and are headed to Homer.  This time, though, they’re riding for glory and not for a $500,000 prize for the first rider to hit Coal Point at the end of the Homer Spi...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:13pm
  • The incessant noise of the crowded Sterling Highway running through Soldotna faded quickly in a gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where a group of five white tents clustered around a makeshift courtyard. Ella Fitzgerald sang about bringing her sweet daddy home as ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:04pm
  • Who would have thought that those flamboyant peonies down at the Homer Farmers Market could get you a trip to the White House? Well, Rita Jo Shoultz has never done anything half way.  Now she can add to her long list of achievements that she is a finalist for the White House Champions of Change...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:01pm
  • You just can’t keep a good bar down. Yeah, that was the story in 1976, when the Club Bar rose from the ashes after a fire destroyed it. That was the story in 2007, when after three years Alice’s Champagne Palace, its name since 1980, once again reopened. That was the story in 2009, when after a ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:56pm
  • After, well, who knows how many years exactly, a new Homer Harbormaster’s Office is finally going to happen. “The city has had a new harbormaster’s office on capital improvement lists for quite some time, but the actual planning and design of this has occurred in the last year,” said Carey M...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started their trip off with a little exercise. After arriving by boat from Homer, visitors got off at a floating dock and then onto a raft. Hauli...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:35pm
  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • JUNEAU — More than 100 Juneau residents filled the Mendenhall Valley Public Library Monday evening for a question and answer session with four state leaders on the oil tax referendum voters will decide on next month....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:33pm
  • This time of the year is full of color with flowers in blossom everywhere. When cutting flowers from outside, or better yet the ones you get from the Homer Farmers Market, let me tell you how to make flowers last better in a vase. First, recut the stems, making sure to cut them at an angle so there ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:25pm
  • NOME (AP) — Volunteers are in the process of building a new corral for a reindeer herd on St. Michael Island.The first fence posts were put up July 10, about three miles from the community of St. Michael. Construction is expected to completed by late July, KNOM reported.The herd is jointly owned b...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:24pm
  • FAIRBANKS — A cooperative market in Fairbanks has received national recognition.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Co-Op Market Grocery and Deli was named the co-op startup of the year in 2013.General manager Mary Christensen accepted the award at the Consumer Cooperative Management Associ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:23pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a refinery spill decades ago continues to contaminate groundwater.The agreement covers the expense of developing the design, cost estimate and construction sched...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:21pm
  • ANCHORAGE — An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled, but lawmakers themselves will make do with old furniture from storage and state surplus when they move in next year.The budge...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:19pm
  • After strong years of expansion, rehabilitation and construction projects, Soldotna is planning to devise a new list of improvements for its airport.This summer, the city received a Federal Aviation Administration grant for updating the list of capital projects with a new master plan.Soldotna Munici...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:17pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.With Ni...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will  represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. She is one of 18 chefs from throughout the United States competing for the crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:12pm

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