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  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER As Homer holiday traditions go, some have endured for decades, like the Nutcracker Ballet or the Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. Other traditions have sputtered and started, though, like the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree....

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:43am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER As Homer holiday traditions go, some have endured for decades, like the Nutcracker Ballet or the Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. Other traditions have sputtered and started, though, like the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree....

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:43am
  • The 26th annual Nutcracker Ballet opens for a two-weekend run this Saturday. Over the years the Homer production has interpreted the music of Tchaikovsky’s ballet and the original Nutcracker fairy tale with themes like an alternate Steampunk reality to a castle of cards.  This year, the balle...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:57pm
  • The chiefs and command of the USCGC Hickory have announced their selection of Jose J. Correa, a machinery technician second class, as the ship’s Fall 2014 Sailor of the Quarter. The honor is bestowed on a crewmember who shows superior performance of duty and service to the cutter and local communi...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:56pm
  • The family of a Homer woman killed in a car crash held an informal memorial on Tuesday at AJ’s Steakhouse and Tavern. A two-car crash on icy roads last Tuesday afternoon killed Kayla Rodasti, 29. Rodasti worked at AJ’s as its bookkeeper. She would have turned 30 on Dec. 13. Rodasti is survived b...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Following the advice of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission, on Nov. 25 the KPB Assembly gave its unanimous approval to remove restrictions the borough placed on the deed for what is known as the HERC, Homer Education and Recreation Complex....

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Following the advice of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission, on Nov. 25 the KPB Assembly gave its unanimous approval to remove restrictions the borough placed on the deed for what is known as the HERC, Homer Education and Recreation Complex....

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Scientific research in Kachemak Bay could get more federal funding thanks to its recent designation as a Habitat Focus Area by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Part of NOAA’s habitat blueprint initiative to identify ecologically rich areas that merit research and other attentio...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:41pm
  • Youngsters start the holiday season with visits to Santa at the Pratt Museum on Saturday and NOMAR on Sunday. Clockwise, from top left, John “J.J.” Chapple V visits with Santa Claus at the Pratt Museum’s Harrington Cabin; Lucca Sanders stops by NOMAR to make sure Santa knows she wants roller s...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:37pm
  • A break in the weather has allowed Homer Public Works crews to do additional cleanup before winter takes hold of the southern Kenai Peninsula. That includes removing debris and opening ditches in the Baycrest Subdivision, specifically along Mount Augustine Drive, Rene Court and Judy Rebecca Court. ...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Getting a head start on Thanksgiving, students in Mindy Hunter’s structured preschool class at Paul Banks Elementary School held a “Family Thankful Tea” on Nov. 25. Students helped make pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting for the event. They also dressed up and used their very best...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:48pm
  • Each Homer High School faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Nov. 21 celebration catered by the HHS culinary arts class, taught by Lauren Childers....

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Dec. 22-Jan. 2: WInter break, no school. Chapman School Dec. 10: Child Find. Dec. 15-19: Information Services Week. Dec. 16: Winter concert. Dec. 17:...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:45pm
  • An early morning fire on Nov. 24, in the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion due to rags in a garbage can, according to a Nov. 26 press release issued by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  There were no injuries; the fire was...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:44pm
  • Staff report Five students from the southern Kenai Peninsula were among 48 from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District chosen to participate in the two-week Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Middle School Academy: Ethan Anderson, Homer; Garr...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:42pm
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska Equipment Trader and the Alaska Star weekly newspaper, all located in Anchorage.  The appointment was announced Tuesday by Les Simpson, regional publishe...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:39pm
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska Equipment Trader and the Alaska Star weekly newspaper, all located in Anchorage.  The appointment was announced Tuesday by Les Simpson, regional publishe...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:39pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska Marine Highway System has announced that the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Design Study Report is now available online at dot.state.ak.us/amhs/tusty_replace. Public comments regarding the Tustumena report will be accepted...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:38pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Attorneys and entrepreneurs are lining up for what they hope will be a business boom stemming from Alaskans voting to legalize recreational marijuana. The Alaska Dispatch News reports three trade shows connected to pot are scheduled this spring in Anchorage and cannabis associatio...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Fishing has always been a favorite pastime of Alaskans, and now, thanks to a former Kenai Peninsula resident, it can be done more safely. Alexandra West, a 2007 Skyview High School graduate who is now an engineer-in-training for PND Engineers Inc. in Anchorage, has recently been awarded a patent for...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm

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