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  • Three long-time Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College professors said their goodbyes as they left their offices and retired from their full-time positions. Professor of English and communications Beth Graber, associate professor of history and political science Michael Hawfield and assistan...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:01am
  • How to begin retirement after more than three decades responding to emergencies? By “doing all those things I didn’t have a chance to do because I had a full-time-plus job,” said Elaine Grabowski who, on Saturday, wrapped up 32 years with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.  Monday morni...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed due to a federal regulation change. The 14-bed Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage and the 16-bed Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks are no longer accepting patients withdrawing from opioids, though...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:39am
  • Kenai Peninsula Food Hub members in the Homer area picked up their first orders on Wednesday from the Kachemak Community Center.  Different from a farmers market, which can be a social outing as well as a shopping trip, the food hub allows consumers to place an order online a few days prior and...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:38am
  • The Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant is one step closer to approval for an amendment to the Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant that would allow the plant to divert water from Battle Creek to Bradley Lake....

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:34am
  • Ptarmigan Arts will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event will be from 5:30-7 tonight at the gallery, 471 E.  Pioneer Ave. This is an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments and networking after work. There will be plenty of door prizes.  For more inf...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:21am
  • Most state employees will give up some, but not all, pay increases in the latest round of union contracts before the Legislature for approval. Nearly 75 percent of executive branch employees will forgo cost of living allowance, or COLA, raises under the three-year agreements negotiated with the Labo...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:20am
  • Founded in 1974, Bay Welding Services and Bay Weld Boats has developed a reputation for building sturdy, seaworthy aluminum boats. While aluminum has its merits as marine material, it also presents a design challenge. How does a boat builder add some color and flair to shiny metal? The solution? Add...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:15am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Consumer confidence has fallen to a five-year low as Alaksa continues to struggle with a weak oil sector, budget cuts and a contentious legislative session. The first quarter of 2016 is a low point for consumer optimism, which has fallen every quarter since the second half of 2014...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:05am
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to an April 20th celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts classes. Fourth quarter winners were, from left, Aurora Shadle, nominated by ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:55am
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus — Kenai Peninsula College recently announced the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a certified nursing assistant. KBC’s certified nursing assistant class was taught by adjunct instructor Halee Bradshaw, RN,...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:53am
  • Chapman School  May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten screening. Fireweed Academy (all grades) May 1: May Day celebration at Little Fireweed, 12-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. May 4: Early release day; school out at 1:3...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am
  • If you like prizes and fun, the annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair at Homer High is the place to be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event aims to promote healthy living to kids and teens, as well as other family members. The event will feature more than 30 booths and stations with hands-on act...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am
  • Homer’s teens want the community to stop making assumptions about them, and they’re using art to get everyone’s attention. The group of teens involved in Homer’s Lead On group is hosting an event to kick off a media campaign focusing on the negative effects of stereotyping from 6-8 p.m. Frid...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Homer Mariner Footb...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:41am
  • South Peninsula Syringe Exchange received a $1,000 grant from The Awesome Foundation, providing funding for a pilot program over the summer. Catriona Reynolds announced the grant at the city council meeting on Monday, April 25.   “It came together and worked out that there are enough people i...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:16am
  • Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. T...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
  • At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and bolts of running government — funding. In two issues on the agenda, the council looked at these money matters: ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:57am
  • Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict. “I made amends to the people I stole money from. I made amends to the police station and causing harm in their town, selling drugs in their town. I made peace with ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:54am
  • Homer Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding two fugitives from justice believed to be in the lower Kenai Peninsula area. The wanted men are: • William Oscar “Billy” Daugherty, 51, wanted for violating conditions of release for a felony on various charges, and • Mica Jus...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:04pm

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