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  • The Ninilchik School gym has been used for lots of events: ball games, holiday celebrations, talent shows, musical performances and graduations to name a few. None have ever packed the room quite like the event of Sept. 24, 2010: the school’s 100th anniversary.  Everybody from Ninilchik Schoo...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:34pm
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    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:25pm
  • Hospice of Homer has been awarded a $24,955 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. The funds will purchase up-to-date technology.  “With a robust technology infrastructure, hospice staff efficiency will increase resulting in more effective service provision. As the need for Hospice of Homer prog...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:10pm
  • A Homer City Council member has questioned the propriety of having the police chief sit as a member on a proposed nine-seat Cannabis Advisory Commission.  At the council’s March 23 meeting, council member Beau Burgess introduced Ordinance 15-07 creating a Cannabis Advisory Commission, but he ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:22pm
  • Searchers found a 3-year-old boy missing for about 45 minutes last week in the best possible place — inside the boy’s home.  The boy’s parent notified Alaska State Troopers about 4:30 p.m. on March 23 that the child had gone missing while playing outside near the home in the Bonnie Avenue...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Warm thaws are common during coastal winters, but the season was unusual not only for record warmth but also for its persistence and being the second very warm winter in a row.  The extreme temperatures could influence fire risk, erosion and wildlife. Rainfall this spring will be a big factor i...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:20pm
  • For the employees of the Homer Harbor, the job comes with one of the best perks around: a glorious view of the harbor, Kachemak Bay and the glaciers and peaks of the Kenai Mountains.  At the old office on the west side of the harbor, that scene might not be as obvious. From the new Homer Harbor...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:17pm
  • Make money? Spend money? If the answer to either question is “yes,” then Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover might be a good idea. Sponsored by the Homer Ministerial Association, the Total Money Makeover with presenter Chris Hogan is April 18 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre.  ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:38pm
  • The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is now accepting applications from sportfishing businesses in Cook Inlet for $4.6 million in disaster relief funds from the 2012 salmon season. The commission has $4.6 million to be distributed to sportfishing related businesses showing losses during th...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:34pm
  • Roland Maw has been charged in Montana following an investigation regarding residency issues. Jim Kropp, chief of law enforcement for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, confirmed that the state has charged Maw, who owns property near Dillon, with seven counts of affirming to a false statement in ord...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:33pm
  • Dr. Sarah Spencer of South Peninsula Hospital is now accepting referrals for the treatment of addiction to prescription pain pills or heroin, the hospital announced this week in a press release.  Dr. Spencer, a South Peninsula Hospital medical staff member, is currently the only provider in the...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:32pm
  • JUNEAU — Where does your food come from? Where does your kid’s school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. Lia Heifetz, owner of Grow Southeast and Food Security Coordinator for Southeast Conference, hopes to increase security in the region through production ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:30pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. The vote followed a failed attempt by legislative leaders and Walker to reach an agreement. The vote wa...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:28pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics. Attorneys for the Pebble Limited Par...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:27pm
  • A bill that has been filed and failed every year since 2009 that would create a priority for personal use fishing seems to be getting legs this year. Senate Bill 42, also called “The Alaskans-First Fishing Bill,” would prioritize personal use fisheries when restrictions are impl...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:26pm
  • Due to the increase in the energy rate and the Cost of Power Adjustment, Homer Electric Association monthly residential service bills will reflect an average increase of nearly $13 starting May 1 — including the first rise in energy rates since 2013. The estimate is based on the average HEA member...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:25pm
  • Homeric Traders celebrated its one-year anniversary this week by having a grand re-opening April 1 and showcasing 12 new vendors to the shop. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight, owners of Homeric Traders located at 1130 Ocean Drive, say they hope this new shift to featuring local artists and designers wi...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:24pm
  • In its second go-round of interviewing city manager candidates, the Homer City Council dipped into its own employee pool: Matt Clarke, deputy harbormaster, and Katie Koester, community and economic development coordinator. After interviews at a special meeting Tuesday, and in a unanimous decision, t...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:05am
  • Homer Animal Friendsneeds gently used towels; basic cleaning supplies (mop, bucket, Swiffer, pet safe cleaners, broom/pan); computer/lap top; cash register; copy machine; heavy duty shelving; ladder; a wall mountable TV for Homer Dog Trainers; and volunteers Contact:...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:54am
  • The Homer City Council on Monday introduced an ordinance creating a Cannabis Advisory Commission. Sponsored by council member Beau Burgess, the commission would be a nine-member body that advises the city manager and council on regulating cannabis and the operation of cannabis facilities....

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:28am

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