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  • Long hours of fishing near the Barren Islands over the Fourth of July weekend and a 4 a.m. arrival back in the Homer Small Boat Harbor meant a late — or early, as the case may be — start time for Mike Flyum to get on the Sterling Highway and head back to his home in Wasilla. By the time his boat...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:05am
  • With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if a borough-wide bed tax should be implemented. But that could change. After assembly president Hal Smalley announced the ordinance passed — assembly members Kelly W...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:56am
  • Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that Fran Ulmer has been appointed as a special adviser to the Secretary of State. While she describes the role as a “slight expansion” of her current d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:35pm
  • JUNEAU — The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil. The operator of the 37-year-old pipeline, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., announced the milestone Monday. It has been nearly five years since the 16 billionth barrel flowed down the line, in October 2009. The 800-mile pipel...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:33pm
  • The consortium planning the big North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has taken another big step. An application was filed Friday for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project.  North Slope producers, TransCanada Corp. and the state of Alaska asked ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Look at Chloe Miller’s smile and it’s easy to smile back. Hear about the toddler’s battle for life and it’s easy to understand her family’s commitment to find a cure for the cause behind that battle. It was during a routine 20-week ultrasound at South Peninsula Hospital that Ron and Melani...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Recently returned from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in June, athlete Myrna Kuchenoff and swim coach Ruhiyyih Baker, both of Homer, were honored by other local athletes on July 3. Kuchenoff is wearing the gold medal she earned in the 100 free swim. The games drew more tha...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:17pm
  •  In the biennial election for Alaska’s lone representative to U.S. Congress, the Alaska Democratic Party has sent up a steady stream of candidates attempting to defeat Republican Don Young, Alaska’s longest serving member of Congress, elected in a 1973. The latest most probably will be Forr...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The Homer Garden Club will sponsor its eighth annual Gardeners’ Weekend on Aug. 2-3. The weekend’s activities include: Aug. 2: Two presentations by Debra Prizing, a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based president of the Garden Writers Association, award-winning author and proponent of ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:14pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers earlier this month charged three Wasilla fishermen with taking an overlimit of 32 halibut on a July 3 fishing trip out of Anchor Point.  Vasilie Martosheff, 32, Iakov Ivanov, 29, and Nekolay Malahoff, 44, all face charges of taking an overlimit of halibut and violating ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center, will close as of July 31, the board of directors announced this week in letters to the editor of both of Homer’s weekly newspapers.  Current director Chelsea White confirmed the closure, but referred questions to Lolita Brache, president of the board. Whit...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Call it HPL-CSI. That’s Homer Public Library-Crime Scene Investigators.  In the case of a stolen skateboard, library staff last week screening security videos helped identify a person suspected of taking a 13-year-old boy’s custom, handmade, longboard-style skateboard. In a twist in the cas...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:11pm
  • In February, after neighbors in the Noview Avenue area protested putting Smallpond Childcare on their street, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission fell a vote short of approving a conditional use permit, CUP, needed to build.  The commission voted 4-2, with commissioners Roberta Highland and ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:10pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook Inlet.  Those views could lead visitors and newcomers to wonder: What would happen if one of the volcanoes blew?...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:10pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect that Chris Story is not running for Homer City Council, but has not decided if he will be a candidate for mayor.    Candidate filing for the Oct. 7 municipal election, both the city of Homer and the Kenai Peninsula Borough, ope...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Homer Physical Therapy introduces its newest staff member — Maggie Goedeke.  Originally from Kansas, Goedeke is a graduate of Wichita State University’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. She also has a bachelor of fine arts in music theatre from Wichita State University. She also has d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:49pm
  • Let there be no question: There are salmon in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, known by locals simply as the Fishing Hole.  After several years of dismal salmon returns, king and silver salmon have been putting smiles on anglers’ faces and the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has t...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:56pm
  • Don Barney of Primeville, Ore., had plenty of reasons to smile fishing July 18 with Capt. Chris Andrews of Alaska Coastal Marine aboard the Nautilus II. Two hundred and fifty reasons, to be exact. Barney’s 10-pound halibut won’t put him in first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but the ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:54pm
  • The annual Kenai Peninsula Summer Music Festival starts Monday with noon time concerts in Homer and Kenai-Soldotna. Upcoming Homer concerts are Monday at Don Jose’s, Tuesday at Land’s End Resort, Wednesday at Two Sisters Bakery and July 31 at the Pratt Museum. The Madison String Quartet and frie...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Author Barbara Martin and artists Cherise Hyslip and Marsha Oberlender sign their books from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Bear Trax Gift and Gallery on the Homer Spit. Hyslip illustrated Martin’s book, “Offense Get Off of My Fence.” The book teaches children and adults how ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:45pm

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