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  • With today marking the 50th anniversary of what has become known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, Alaskans are even more mindful of what it takes to prepare....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:31pm
  • In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something happened to shove that story of Homer’s birthday to the lower corner....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Fishing off an area commonly known as the bluffs, Kenai angler Raymond B. Tepp and his two buddies were about to reel in and move to a new spot Saturday afternoon. Besides not having any bites, one of Tepp’s friends was seasick, which is not the best way to enjoy the Homer Winter King Salmon Tourn...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:23pm
  • The Homer Elks Lodge holds a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formal incorporation of the city of Homer.  The event starts at 4 p.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge on Jenny Way, and includes a barbecue, a historical display and photos by the Pratt Museum, music, and story telling by Home...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Fifty years ago today Alaska was slammed with a 9.2 earthquake. It occurred at 5:36 p.m. and its epicenter was about 90 kilometers west of Valdez and 120 kilometers east of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. Deaths numbered more than 100 and included 16 in Oregon and C...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Scholarships, contests, etc. American Legion Scholarships: Richard D. Johnson, $1,000, due March 30; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, $500, due April 1; Merrilyn Stock Scholarship for continuing students (not high school students)...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation day. May 21: School closes.   Chapman School April 1-3: Student testing.   Homer Hig...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously approved a six-year plan for improvement projects for fiscal years 2015 to 2021 at its March 3 meeting. The district will submit the plan to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in late August to seek fund...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Casey M. Coates, son of Michael and Laurie Coates, has made the dean’s list at California Maritime Academy, San Francisco, for the spring and fall 2012 semesters and the 2013 fall semesters. A senior, Coates graduates April 26 with a degree in marine transportation and a U.S. Coast Guard third mat...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:42pm
  • The Fourth Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Land’s End Resort in Homer.  Tables are available for businesses with products or services of interest to the agricultural sector; for example, real estate, insurance, earthwork, equipment, co...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:34pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell signed an administrative order Tuesday creating a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues related to the major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:34pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are examining options to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north. The North Road Extension Project, as it is commonly known, has held onto federal government dollars since 1998 when the borough received about $6 million earmarked to extend the Spur about 26 miles beyond...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:33pm
  • JUNEAU — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming from the disaster....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:31pm
  • The Alaska Legislature could consider allowing a state entity to get involved in fisheries financing if bills in House and Senate committees continue moving forward, but some legislators are raising questions about the plan. The most recent versions of Senate Bill 140 and House Bill 288 — introduc...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:31pm
  • JUNEAU — State legislators are dealing with a number of bills affecting business as the 2014 session enters its final month. Lawmakers must adjourn April 20, although there are procedures for extending the session....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Greetings from your Homer Chamber of Commerce. Three things of note this month. By this time next week, our new Harbor Webcam will be up and running. You’ll see the link on our homepage HomerAlaska.org. We thank SPITwSPOTS for their sponsorship of free Internet and Harbor Webcam, and Don Jose’s ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:15pm
  • The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up through testimony by Dwight Kramer, chair of the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition, a group of pri...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:13pm
  • Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of Fisheries, concerns about certain salmon runs and research needed to better understand them. The committee is holding three hearings o...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday. Fishing aboard his own boat, the Inlet Plunder, Tepp’s cash prize is $19,026. A total 202 fish were caught by the 907 anglers participating in the...

    Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:35pm
  •   The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Wednesday restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee. That committee holds hearings today at 4 p.m. at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Opera...

    Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:29pm

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