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  • The first liquefied natural gas tanker arrived Friday morning at the ConocoPhillips LNG plant at Nikiski, following the company’s reactivation of the plant this spring.The plant has been in a suspended status since late 2012.The Excel is owned and operated by the Belgium-based Exmar shipping group...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The first cruise ship of the season, the M/V Silver Shadow, arrives about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Deep Water Dock. The 382-passenger ship visits Homer after crossing the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo. It is the first cruise ship to visit Homer since improvements were done at the Deep Water Dock, includin...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:20pm
  • Registration for Alaska Business Week, which will run July 27-Aug. 2, is open. The application deadline is May 30.Alaska Business Week, or ABW,  is a one-week summer program teaching the basic principles of private sector business to Alaska high school students. Participants live on the Univers...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:11pm
  • JUNEAU — A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.Congressional requests and hotline complaints prompted the audit, Ashley Sellers-H...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:07pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state.The NTSB announced May 1 an “urgent ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:04pm
  • “It’s humming!” Rick Roeske, shouted over the deep vibrations emitting from the maze of whirring turbines and endless pipes crisscrossing within the new Nikiski Combined Cycle facility, where the majority of the Kenai Peninsula’s power is now produced.The facility is considered the cornersto...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:53pm
  • The busy intersection of the Sterling Highway and Main Street will get a traffic signal with turn lanes. That option was one of three being considered by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to control traffic on Main Street, the street connecting downtown to Old Town that c...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room: Bean bag chairs, DVD movies, a lawn mower, gravel to even out areas in parking lots, electrician help, plastic storage totes with lids, individually wrapped snacks, gardening volunteers, volunteers to plan the Breast Cancer ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:19pm
  • A little help from here, a little help from there. For the Anchor Point Food Pantry, that help is coming from within and without the community and going a long way in helping provide food and serve a hot meal. “We’ve been doing this food pantry for about 10 years,” said Jack “Pastor Jack” ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:10pm
  • A few more events to get out of the way for the spring sports season and work will begin on ripping up the field within the track and replacing it with a turf field. “May 22 is the day the site will be available for the contractor,” said Kevin Lyon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s capital projec...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Humans aren’t the only ones to show off when having their picture taken. This eagle, on the bluff south of Deep Creek, appears to enjoy making faces for the camera. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Would the Homer City Council get more middle-income residents, parents and small-business owners running for office if it increased the stipend for serving?  In introducing an ordinance that would increase a council member’s pay from $50 to $150 a month, council member Beau Burgess made that ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:05pm
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will present the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report to the communities of Kodiak Island, Southcentral and Southwest Alaska May 19-22. The report will be presented in Homer with teleconference availability fo...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:28pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced the 2014 commencement will be at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre at 7 p.m. May 7. This year’s keynote speaker is Shannyn Moore, a Homer-raised national and Alaska news commentator and columnist, KB...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Effective May 5, Hospice of Homer is moving to a new location at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. Access to the new hospice office is through the lower level in the back of the building where there is parking. With the new location come expanded office hours. The new hospice hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monda...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • The Homer City Council in a special meeting Monday night investigated six more ethics complaints. Acting as the Board of Ethics, the council also investigated further a complaint, 2014-02, it had first reviewed at its April 14 meeting. All meetings were held in executive session. At the end of the p...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Earth Day celebrations spreading from Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, along Beluga Slough Trail and to Bishops Beach drew a crowd on Saturday, as did the annual electronics recycling event organized by Cook Inletkeeper....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District May 21: School closes.   Chapman School May 5: Kindergarten to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. May 5-16: Swimming in Homer, grades 2-3. No swimming on May 8-9. ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:35pm
  • Eighth-grader Jack Heimbold of Chapman School is the school’s Masonic Award recipient. Jack was nominated by the school’s principal, Conrad Woodhead, selected for his high character and academics. In presenting Jack with the award, Woodhead said Jack represented such Chapman student body traits ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Tuesday the names of her 10 first-session summer interns that will work in Murkowski’s Washington, D.C., office. Alfonso Sitenga of Homer is among those named. Others include Lyndsey Brollini, Nicole Eldred and Mckenzie Stepovich of Anchorage; Dierdre Creed of Kotzebu...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33pm

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