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  • Seven students successfully completed their Alaska Emergency Medical Technician II practical test on Oct. 24. The students were in a class jointly held by Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and taught by Kate Andrews and Terry Kadel.  After more tha...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:18am
  • ANCHORAGE — Apache Alaska has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award for the logo design of its signature fundraising event, the Apache Rainbow Challenge. Apache has raised more than $150,000 from the fly-fishing tournament on the Kenai River. The funds benefit the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, the ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:09am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development center will conduct a record-keeping workshop Nov. 12 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The class, which will be from 12:30-4 p.m.,  is designed for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their business financia...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:07am
  • Workers on Monday raised the beams for Grace Ridge Brewery, a new brewery under construction on Ocean Drive. The building will include a brewery, tasting room and also space for United Parcel Service, said Donald Stead, Grace Ridge brewmaster and owner. Steve Schulz is the general contractor...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:04am
  • Contractors last month moved nine cabins from property at the corner of Heath Street and the extension of Waddell Way. The city purchased the property and sold the cabins to Guy Rossi, the highest bidder, who paid $93,000 for all the cabins. Selling and moving the cabins ope...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:02am
  • Steve Veldstra is and isn’t new to Wagon Wheel.  He is in the sense that he and his wife, Stacey, and their six children, bought the garden and pet supply business from Barbara Walker in May.  He isn’t in the sense that he worked for Walker at Wagon Wheel from 1984 to 1997. He is quick...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:56am
  • Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million sockeye will return to area rivers, meaning a commercial harvest of around 30 million. The fore...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:52am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is preparing to roll out the most radical change to the state’s annual budgeting process since the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund in 1976. Lawmakers on Oct. 28 were briefed on a budget plan that redirects almost all of the state’s oil revenue...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:52am
  • Once the Alaska Marijuana Control Board’s draft regulations are approved and marijuana processing licenses can be issued, what Alaska State Troopers said Robert Carroll did when he allegedly made hash oil would be legal — but not until then....

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:44am
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Literature, membership survey 235-6822 Advanced Dental Center - Mark Laurin Goodie bags with toothbrushes, floss, chapstick and brochures on dental health and what services center offers 349-6522...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:33am
  • Back in 2009, on a night when sleep didn’t come easily, Rep. Paul Seaton was watching a University of California TV program that featured an international research report on vitamin D. He was amazed at what he heard: that with adequate levels of vitamin D, 50 percent of breast cancer cases could b...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:29am
  • For 32 years, the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and South Peninsula Hospital have teamed up to bring the southern Kenai Peninsula the annual health fair. The purpose is all in the fair’s theme: Take a Day to Be Well. This year the fair takes place from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Homer High ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:07am
  • Chapman School Nov. 5: Basketball vs. ABC at Chapman, 4 p.m. Nov. 6: Basketball at Skyview, 3 p.m. Nov. 7: Senior Center Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m-3 p.m. Nov. 10: Basketball at Ninilchik, 4 p.m. Nov. 12:...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:06am
  • Schools all over the peninsula celebrated Halloween in style last week. Paul Banks Elementary School got into the holiday spirit with a parade last Wednesday, Oct. 28, and at McNeil Canyon Elementary’s Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30, students and families alike got to show off costumes both swee...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:05am
  • Over the objection of the murder victim’s mother, a sentencing hearing in the case of convicted murderer Demarqus Green will be held at the Kenai Courthouse instead of in Homer as previously scheduled.  A hearing scheduled for Oct. 26 was rescheduled to next week. On a motion by Kenai Distric...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:38am
  • “Yesterday I went outside and I cried. I thought, What am I doing crying? It’s just a language. But what is just a language?”  So begins the 23-minute film, “Kiputmen Naukurlurpet: Let It Grow Back.” A documentary made in 2004 for the Pratt Museum by people from the nearby Native vill...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:34am
  •   The northern lights put on a show late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, as seen in this photo taken about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from McNeil Canyon. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s aurora forecast, northern lights should be visible from Barrow ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:27am
  • The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association have negotiated reductions in demands for payment by a law firm representing the Buccaneer Creditors’ Liquidating Trust. The demands came out of proceedings filed by Buccaneer Oil after it declared bankruptcy in May 2014. City attorney Thomas Klinkn...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:23am
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved in September.  The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landin...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:22am
  • Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess with 310...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:17am

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