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  • Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:36pm
  • The word on the street at the end of Homer’s traditional summer tourist season is “incredible” — incredible business and incredible weather. “Everybody I’ve talked to — this is not like pie in the sky — charter operators, accommodations, Safeway, retail outlets, Ulmer’s, they all s...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:34pm
  • Putting a final stamp on the 2013-2014 school year, Homer High School has released the following information from the final quarter: • 55 students achieved Mariner Gold status by earning a 4.0 grade-point-average; • 89 students achieved Mariner Blue status by earning a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0; ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:28pm
  • The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are presenting the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced in a press rele...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will hold committee meetings and its next regular meeting at Homer High School on Sept. 8. The afternoon committee meetings will be held...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Uniformed officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Kenai Peninsula joined with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators to learn about ALICE. “Everybody’s here,” said Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent. “We’re getting on board together.”...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:25pm
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan. In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:29pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The largest union representing workers on the Alaska Marine Highway System has ratified a three-year contract. The state Department of Administration on Tuesday announced the ratification by The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. Commissioner Curtis Thayer said the state looked ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Employees of Enstar Natural Gas Co. will end their strike. The attorney for the union representing plumbers and steamfitters told KTVA that dozens of employees voted to stop the strike without getting a new contract. The company would have to accept the offer of employees returnin...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:26pm
  • Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288 barrels per day in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 barrels per day in the same period of 2013....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:24pm
  • Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288 barrels per day in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 barrels per day in the same period of 2013....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:24pm
  • Cleaning windows and hauling trash might not seem to be businesses that go hand in hand. For 33-year Homer resident Bev Vosburgh, Clear View Window Washing and RRR Trash & Recycling have both proven to be successful small businesses. This year, Clear View celebrates 30 years and RRR celebrates 2...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm
  • Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change requests, or ACRs, which would open up certain aspects of Cook Inlet management plans during the 2014-2015 meeting year, rath...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:12pm
  • Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change requests, or ACRs, which would open up certain aspects of Cook Inlet management plans during the 2014-2015 meeting year, rath...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:12pm
  • With more than twice the space and more daylight pouring in, Cornish Music is all set for a grand opening from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday. The event is timed for the First Friday tour of Homer galleries, a perfect fit since the music store’s new address is in the same building as Art Shop Gallery on Pione...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:10pm
  • All summer I have been highlighting different producers from the Homer Farmers Market. I have talked about acres under production, techniques and infrastructure.  But occasionally the Market sees a booth stocked with produce that wasn’t produced by the farmer at all.  Mike “Spoonman”...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:03pm
  • Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seldovi...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:58pm
  • An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:03am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is changing the way schools respond to armed intruders through training in ALICE, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, the school district announced in a press release issued Monday. Training and collaboration between law enforcement and school prin...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:33am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Today: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna. Sept. 1: School holiday. Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m. Sept. 17: Early release. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:32am

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