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  • Temperatures climbed high enough Saturday during the fourth annual Salmonstock music festival that many in the crowd stripped down to enjoy the sunshine in Ninilchik....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:41pm
  • It was bad enough when a 17-year-old boy texted while driving. But when the boy then ran into a Homer cop, his day got a little bit worse.  Homer Police in late July charged the boy with texting while driving and negligent driving. According to a criminal complaint by Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Bro...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:42pm
  • Following an assault on a child by another child at a Homer child care facility, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Licensing, last month suspended the license of that facility. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that about 3:30 p.m. July 22, a South Peninsula Hospital em...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced his resignation during his superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday in Soldotna. His resignation is effective Dec. 1. According to a press release from the district received via email following the meeti...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Homer Medical Center 4136 Bartlett St.; 235-8586  Call for appointment between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Homer Public Health 195 E. Bunnell Ave.; 235-8857  Call for appointment.  The state of Alaska has waived vaccine administr...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:44am
  • Chapman School  Note: For many reasons (safety, space, etc.), teachers prefer that students do not have backpacks with wheels.  Prekindergarten...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:37am
  • Districtwide  Aug. 19: School opens Sept. 1: Legal holiday Sept. 17: 1.5 hour early release Oct. 17: Inservice, end of quarter Oct. 29: 1.5 hour early release Oct. 30-31: Parent-teacher conferences Nov. 26: 1.5 hour earl...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:34am
  • Superintendent’s Welcome...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:33am
  • At Alaska Air Group Inc. records are indeed made to be broken. Leaders of the parent to Alaska Airlines reported a record second quarter net income of $157 million. The results reported July 24 are a 50 percent increase in profits versus the $105 million second quarter of 2013 and mark the company...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:01am
  • The state of Alaska will appeal a state Superior Court   that would permit a ballot initiative that could ban setnets in certain parts of the state. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in 2013 seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in ur...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00am
  • While she didn’t win the title, Homer Chef Mandy Dixon said competing in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans was a great experience. The cooking competition was Saturday....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:57am
  • The Alaska LNG Project LLC has purchased 120.4 acres from private landowners for a large liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski, has an additional 97 acres under contract for purchase and also is working with the Kenai Peninsula Borough on conveyance of 29.9 areas of borough-owned lands. That’s ac...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:45am
  • I have had so much fun this summer writing about the different farmers at the Homer Farmers Market.  Some are easy to write about because they are eager to share stories, others not so much. Paul and Jen Castellani of Will Grow Farm are not the sort to talk much about themselves. Mostly they ju...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:43am
  • With its face toward the sea, it makes sense marine trades would be firmly anchored in Homer. “There’s really nothing you can’t get done in Homer,” said Eric Engebretsen of Bay Weld Boats. “You can build a world-class vessel in Homer.” Bay Weld does everything from simple half-hour repai...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:40am
  • The trial for two brothers charged with sexual assault that was scheduled to begin next week has been canceled. At a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman said he also would likely dismiss the indictments “without prejudice,” meaning the district a...

    Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Seven days and 16 hours after they left Key West, Fla., the first riders finished the 2014 Hoka Hey Challenge. Jeff Kohn of Florida and George Jackman of Idaho crossed under the finish line banner near the end of the Homer Spit at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, said finish line coordinator Annie Malloy....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:53pm
  • With the 2014-2015 school year only weeks away, work is quickly wrapping on up on the turf installation at Homer High School....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:52pm
  • Author and scientist Dr. David Montgomery will speak at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual “Splash Bash,” a free, public event with food, music and information celebrating clean water and healthy salmon, and recognizing Inletkeeper’s members and supporters.  The bash will be held at Bishops...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:33pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault remains scheduled for Monday, but a hearing late Wednesday after press time could change that.  In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anth...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room needs volunteers to help with the Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10; bean bag chairs; DVD movies (appropriate for teens); gravel to even out areas in parking lots; electrician help; plastic storage totes with lids; individually wr...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:15pm

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