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  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s economy seems in good shape and is continuing in a long-term, slow-growth trend, although questions around the national recovery hang over Alaska as well as the rest of the U.S., according to the Northrim Bank annual economic outlook report. The Anchorage-based bank held its an...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:04am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, heard an appeal Tuesday night of a conditional use permit granted for a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The Kenai Kodiak Cable Company propose...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:08pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, heard an appeal Tuesday night of a conditional use permit granted for a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The Kenai Kodiak Cable Company propose...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:07pm
  • A Homer man critically injured in a March 3 car crash near Anchor Point has died of his injuries. Mark Shufelt, 51, died April 3, Alaska State Troopers announced in a press release earlier this month. Shufelt was driving south in his 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:03pm
  • Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer. That decision led to a life-changing event for the family.  In March 2013, the Basar...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:59pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continued its debate about assembly member compensation at its Tuesday meeting in Seward. For the second meeting in a row an ordinance to adjust compensation was up for public hearing, after being postponed at the April 1 meeting. The assembly defeated ordinance ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:54pm
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    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:52pm
  • In a 3-3 tie broken by Mayor Beth Wythe, the Homer City Council at its regular meeting Monday approved an ordinance appropriating $31,000 to pay for eight pages of content in an upcoming revision of “North to the Future,” a $75, glossy, full-color 320-page book produced by Wyndham Publications o...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:49pm
  • The Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, heard an appeal Tuesday night of a conditional use permit granted for a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The Kenai Kodiak Cable Company proposes to build the tower to provide faster internet service to P...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:28pm
  • A Homer man critically injured in a March 3 car crash near Anchor Point has died of his injuries. Mark Shufelt, 51, died April 3, Alaska State Troopers announced in a press release earlier this month.Shufelt was driving south in his 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor P...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictApril 18: Vacation day. Chapman SchoolApril 17: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.April 18: Vacation day.April 21-22: HoWL visits grades 4-8.April 22: Mass choir, grades 7-8.April 23: Science fair, 6:30-7:30 p.m.April 24: DNA lab, grades 6-8, afternoon.April 24: Pre...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:45pm
  • With very little fanfare, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education passed a more than $161.2 million operating budget that leans heavily on unassigned fund balance, or district savings, to balance revenues and expenditures during the coming fiscal year.During Monday’s work session and subseq...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:36pm
  • With almost 100 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District competing, Willem Strydom of Homer Middle School was the overall top scorer in last Friday’s ninth annual Kenai Peninsula Middle School Math Meet. The meet was held at Homer Middle School, with participating students from Au...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Prompted by what Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson called “an inordinate amount of confusion” in city election recount procedures that came about from a recount last October, the Homer City Council on Monday passed unanimously an amendment to the city code clarifying election procedures. Previously, t...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:22pm
  • During “Week of the Young Child,” April 20-27, young community members take center stage. There are playgroups scheduled, storytimes, a younger version of the Olympics, dance classes, tips for parents and more. Two southern Kenai Peninsula public schools — Chapman School in Anchor Point and Pa...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Ila Sylce, 2, experiments with different textures at a booth sponsored by The Center during the 2012 SAFE Kids Fair. This year’s fair will be at the Homer High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26.   Related stories:...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • This week, Best Beginnings of Homer celebrates the “Week of the Young Child” to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services. “Best Beginnings is a coalition of local nonprofit agencies and individuals who support earl...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan for addressing the state’s pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled. As HB385 was moving from committee, Senate Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol, discussing othe...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what’s known about methane hydrates. It is being considered a potential new source of fossil fuel. Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas. The department describes methane hydrate as a latt...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:55am
  • This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event is hosted by Bald Mountain Air Service. It will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Bald Mountain’s offices, 3758 FAA Road. There will be door prizes, pizza, and tours of the hangar and the fixed base operation. The mixer is open to the pub...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:54am

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