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  • Gov. Bill Walker’s shakeup of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is off to a rough start.  Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is currently investigating Roland Maw — nominated by Walker to a seat on the board to replace former chair Karl Johnstone — over holding resident licenses in Montana whi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:01pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to testify by teleconference on Kenai Peninsula Borough Ordinance 2015-02, prohibiting the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in the area of the borough outside of cities, during the Borough Assembly’s Tuesday meeting. A teleconference sit...

    Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:31am
  • There will be a Christian women’s conference next weekend at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer.  The two-day event is being coordinated by women from different churches in Homer and Anchor Point, but with a common goal — encouraging other women in their faith....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:19pm
  • A Kenai man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for causing the death of a Washington, D.C., tourist killed in a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash near Anchor Point.  Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran sentenced Alfred Jones, 51, to 13 years with three years suspended on a manslaughte...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:18pm
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at what Ballot Measure 2 means. This week we look at what happens next Tuesday, when pot becomes legal in the home. Next week we look at what happens next as the state works to regulate the marijuana industry....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:16pm
  • D espite gray skies, there were brilliant smiles last weekend as residents turned out to celebrate the Homer Winter Carnival and its “warm winter hearts” theme, a nod to Valentine’s Day. Parade Winners The Homer Winter Carnival parade entertained spectators up and down Pioneer Avenue...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12pm
  • With Chris Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., withdrawing from the pool of applicants for Homer city manager, the list has been narrowed to Carey Meyer, Homer public works director, and Jeffrey Trinker, executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, the city announced in a press release...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:46pm
  • A Homer condominium owner last week got a judge’s order to serve city officials and ask them to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Ken Castner, who owns one of three business condos in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, served papers on the city Feb. 13....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:41pm
  • Lack of snow isn’t enough to stop Anchor Point residents when it comes to their annual Snow Rondi. Snow or no snow, the Rondi kicks off Saturday morning and events are planned through Sunday. The theme — “let loose” — is the perfect reminder that when it comes to fun this time of year, Hom...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:30pm
  • As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are selling “Angel Kits,” roadside emergency kits for a suggested donation...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Students of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are invited to the 2015 Hospital Career Fair at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 24.  The fair offers opportunities to learn about careers in the health sciences, including therapeutic (nurse, counselor, etc.)...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:42pm
  • Sixth-grader Gabe LeBlanc will be McNeil Canyon Elementary School’s representative in the Alaska State Spelling Bee in Anchorage March 5. Twenty-five spellers in grades 4-6 participated in McNeil’s Feb. 13 spelling bee. Gabe’s winning word was “visual.” The school’s alternate is fifth-gr...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:41pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 24: Public school district budget meeting, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m. Scholarships • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships are available for any high school seniors: Auxiliar...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:40pm
  • Do it all?   No problem for Luke DeVault of Port Graham. Battle of the Books teams are allowed three students — a spokesperson, a recorder and a “thinker,” but for the third- and fourth-grade team at Port Graham School, Luke was it. The K-12 school with about a dozen students is on the so...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:38pm
  • Anchorage — Alaska USA Mortgage Company Assistant Vice President Rhonda Johnson has earned the Excellence in Profession award from the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Excellence in Profession award is presented to an individual who has attained and personified the highest level of exc...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE — KTUU-TV and Piksik LLC have announced the formation of a joint venture, dubbed Alaska Media House LLC, or AMH. The new venture will develop and produce Alaska-based television content for national and international distribution. ...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:10pm
  • If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preseason forecast for the early run of chinook salmon on the Kenai River proves to be accurate, it will be the second lowest run on the river in 30 years. However, the newly released run forecast of 5,265 fish is more than twice the 2014 forecast for th...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:09pm
  • On Monday, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced a bill to the state House of Representatives that would create a tax credit for ammonia producers. According to its text, House Bill 100 would entitle “a taxpayer that owns an in-state processing facility whose primary function is the m...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:09pm
  • Learn methods for establishing financial projections and how to create and evaluate financial ratios that will help measure success and be an effective tool in obtaining financing at a “How To Write A Business Plan” seminar. It will be taught by Bryan Zak of the Alaska Small Business Development...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:07pm
  • When Billy Roberson, Land’s End Resort’s former executive chef, left Homer for the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, resort management had only to look in-house for a replacement: Matt Orchard, former sous chef and PM kitchen manager.  Judging by evaluations submitted by guests a Feb. 5 “unveiling...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:05pm

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