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  • When a community’s population is less than 300, two newcomers stand out. Throw in foreign accents and the differences are even more pronounced. When that community is Seldovia, however, they’re welcomed with open arms, which is exactly the welcome given to exchange students Aydana Omar, 17, of K...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:53pm
  • A dozen Homer High School students were chosen to participate in the ASAA All-State Music Festival held in Anchorage last weekend. Of those, four were first chair candidates: Kaveh Anderson, first chair candidate; Hannah Baird; Joseph Cardoz, first chair candidate; Taylor Davis; August Kilcher; Mega...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:50pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Robert Paniyak looks back wistfully to a time more than two decades ago when he and other Alaska Native youths helped scientists capture and band geese to address declining numbers of migratory waterfowl in the state’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:15pm
  • A power outage last Friday knocked out power for the Kenai Peninsula, affecting the entire Homer Electric Association service area and all 32,000 customers. The outage lasted from about 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:50pm
  • A Homer hunter entered a plea agreement last week with the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office admitting he hunted illegally in Denali National Park. Michael J. Barth, 29, was one of four men charged last week with the illegal take, possession and transport of two bull moose taken in the park between Se...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:49pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that it is illegal to plow snow from private property into roads, ditches and rights of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety hazards, plowing snow into the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:21pm
  • The Kachemak Skeeters are holding a fundraising raffle. A $20 ticket gives participants the chance to win a .270 Winchester Model 70 rifle. The drawing is scheduled for next week. For more information, call 399-3336....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:21pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital will begin offering free tobacco cessation support classes to the public every Tuesday evening for six weeks from Dec. 3-Jan. 7.  The classes are designed for tobacco users thinking about quitting, recent quitters and anyone wanting to stay quit. Subjects covered includ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:20pm
  • The Homer Auxiliary Gift Shop has expanded into a new space near South Peninsula Hospital’s main entrance, to the right of registration. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is staffed by auxiliary volunteers. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Open year-round, shoppers ca...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:19pm
  • Homer parents receive good news, bad news from Air Force son: Wounded in Afghanistan, he’ll be reunited with his family for Thanksgiving  When Erin Chambers answered the phone at 6 a.m. Nov. 16, she wasn’t surprised to hear her husband Josh’s...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:14pm
  • As natural gas line projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula wind down for the end of the construction season, contractors can check off these items on their punch list: • 22 miles of the Anchor Point to Homer Trunk Line: done; • 9 miles of the Kachemak City expansion project: done; • Phase 1, 37...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:13pm
  • Money, money, money. Where to get it? How to spend it? With the city’s 2014 budget before them, those were the questions guiding Homer’s six council members and mayor during a work session, Committee of the Whole meeting and regular council meeting Monday. Mayor Beth Wythe drew the first line in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:07pm
  • When it comes to outstanding water systems, Nikolaevsk has it. Actually, it has the best in the state for a community with a population of less than 1,000, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. The announcement was recently made during the association’s 15th annual training conference i...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fourth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving Kenai king salmon.”   The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or ki...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:57pm
  • The Alaska Salmon Alliance, a group that was formed by Cook Inlet processors to promote science-based fishery management in Cook Inlet, came to Homer for a workshop Friday to brainstorm ideas to improve the Cook Inlet fishery, the fourth in a series between Palmer and Homer....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:28pm
  • After months of planning and construction, Mike Warburton, owner of Ocean Shores Motel, is inviting the public to see what’s happening at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Crittendon Drive. “We’re going to have an open house for the restaurant space I’m building to show everybody and, h...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The End of the Road Shootout hockey game between the Juneau Crimson Bears and the Homer Mariners originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Kevin Bell Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. All other games will occur as planned....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 4:31pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Nov. 18-22: Spirit week. Wish the boys and girls basketball teams good luck for Small School Tournament with some Chapman Eagle...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:23am
  • As in the past, youngsters at Paul Banks Elementary School are  thinking of others as the holiday season begins. Following are recipes generously provided by the first-graders in teacher Wendy Todd’s classroom. In all cases, the recipes have been reproduced as they were written by the stud...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:09am
  • Cookie sales and campouts don’t just happen. In the world of Girl Scouting, it takes committed adult leaders willing to spend hours organizing, planning, studying, preparing, doing whatever it takes to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” as th...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:42pm

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