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  • There is always a sense of community down at the Homer Farmers Market. You can’t go down there without running into someone you know, chatting with a vendor or watching as the kids play together and folks sit soaking up the atmosphere. Constant sharing has always been a mark of the Market....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:03pm
  • By Molly DischnerMorris News Service - AlaskaAlaska’s commercial fishermen have hauled in more than 125 million salmon this year, but the prices for those fish are still in limbo.Fishermen have landed about 72.5 million pinks, 41.7 million sockeye, 2.1 million coho, 8.4 million chums and 413,000 k...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:56pm
  • Although almost 38 percent of precincts had reported as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Forrest Dunbar emerged early as the clear winner of the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Congress. Dunbar had 62 percent of the votes to Frank Vondersaar’s 15 percent. Vondersaar, who recently developed some health iss...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:21pm
  • As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 245 of 441 precincts reporting across the state, the unofficial results for Ballot Measure 1 were 53,550 votes saying “no” to the referendum, a repeal of Senate Bill 21, and 51,484 votes saying yes to the repeal. Votes on the referendum by district were not yet availa...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:12pm
  • The three Republican U.S. Senate candidates squared off against each other in the KTUU Channel 2 debate Aug. 14, touching mostly on old and familiar themes....

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:10pm
  • Chapman School Grades Prek-8 P.O. Box 1109,  Anchor Point, AK 99556 Phone: 235-8671  Fax: 235-5460 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start, stop times: 8:40 a.m., 3:10 p.m. Registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug, 4-8 First day of s...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:20pm
  • ‘Meet your teacher’ at West Homer West Homer Elementary School will have ‘Meet Your Teacher’ orientation from 2-3 p.m. Friday. Class lists will be posted shortly before 2 p.m. in the windows to the left of the school entrance.   School supply donations being acc...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:17pm
  • With the municipal election less than two months away, the deadline is quickly approaching to file as a candidate for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough seats. On the Homer ballot will be three elected city official positions: the mayor and two council members. The deadline to file for one of...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • As of its meeting last Friday, a Kenai grand jury has not yet re-indicted the two Homer brothers accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road drinking party. On Aug. 6, Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman dismissed without prejudice second-degree sexual assault c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • In a decision that clarifies the rights of Alaska citizens to change law by initiative and referendum, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday said the Kenai Superior Court and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk erred when they rejected a 2010 proposed referendum by James Price, a Nikiski citizen activist...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • An entertaining 10-minute presentation by Sean Baski and Laura Paul with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took the spotlight during Monday night’s two-hour Homer City Council meeting.  “You are above and beyond the most professional presenter we’ve ever had,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:21pm
  • TURNAGAIN ARM — What is the quintessential Alaska food? Juneau resident Marc Wheeler would like it to be rhubarb sherbet, available at most cruise ship docks in Southeast Alaska. Wheeler won the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Pitch-on-a-Train event July 31 with a plan to expand his ice c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:11pm
  • In the 1939 movie, “Babes in Arms,” Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland created one of the classic themes of cinema, “let’s put on a show,” the idea of fixing up an old barn or theater and putting on a revue.  It’s in that spirit that one day almost 12 years ago Jamie and Lynette Sutton ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:49pm
  • Dark clouds, strong wind, and a heavy rain weren’t enough to dampen spirits in Ninilchik on Saturday, as the community and visitors turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building.  There were smiles all around as Dick Kapp, chairman of the NES buildi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Flowers bring even more to the Homer Farmers Market than all those flower baskets and beautiful bouquets. At this time of year we also start to see evidence of their bountiful nectar as bottles of honey start popping up at different booths. Honey is like gold and goes quick. There is no one producer...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:30pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Big corporations spend millions on branding and marketing their products in the international market. An entrepreneur doesn’t need a fancy advertising firm and a huge bank account to break into the world market. Small, local agricultural ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas Co.’s Alaska operations employees went on strike Monday morning. The striking workers are at Enstar’s Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna area branches, according to a release from the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 that represents...

    Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Two local hopefuls are among the slate of candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives. John Cox of Anchor Point is running as a Republican and Frank Vondersaar of Homer as a Democrat. John Cox, Republican Cox, 57, was born i...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:51pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris News Service - Alaska The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stood behind the borough mayor on his veto of the body’s decision to ask voters if they want a 3 percent borough-wide bed tax. The assembly discussed and voted on overriding the veto at it...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks away....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:44pm

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