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  • KENAI — The overall theme from local mayors to oil and gas companies Thursday: the economic outlook on the Kenai Peninsula is strong and welcomes new business. Seven community representatives from an area spanning from Homer to Seward spoke on the economic future at the Industry Forum hosted by th...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:10pm
  • Get ready for some Winter Carnival fun, fellow citizens.  For years the Homer Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Winter Carnival parade because that was the amount of time and effort we could put forth while we also prepared for the Winter King Salmon Tournament (March), Cleanup Day (April),...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:08pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries began a marathon 14-day meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery issues on Jan. 30, and by mid-day Monday had voted on one of the proposals that most concerned the commercial fleet, No. 103. The first day consisted of  Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff rep...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:07pm
  • A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse. McClendon was arrested on Jan. 9 for first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft of a firearm, first-degree misconduct involving weapons for felon in p...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:06pm
  • ANCHORAGE — After two full days of public testimony, the Board of Fisheries has heard from the bulk of the 234 people signed up to testify on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries issues. Most who spoke were given three minutes to voice their support or opposition to the proposals the board will take up duri...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:05pm
  • The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report for the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Alaska plane in Homer. According to the report, the Beechcraft 1900C plane had a nose and main landing gear collapse during landing.  Two flight crew members and 13 passenger...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:26pm
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual HomerWinter Carnival - Thursday, Feb. 6 thru Sunday, Feb. 9 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Feb. 6 Annual Upstairs-Boutique Balloon Party! 11 a.m.–6 p.m. ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42am
  • Student News Homer High School senior John Walsworth has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Walsworth already wa...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:16am
  • There’s nothing quite like a Paul Banks Elementary School readathon. Each year faculty and staff put their heads together to come up with a challenge that sends the school’s pre-k through second-graders into a reading frenzy. This year, the youngsters’ reading will result in clues to help loca...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:13am
  • That was the question Chapman students in pre-k through first grade explored last week as the 2013-2014 school year reached its 100th day....

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:12am
  • Move over fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. At Chapman School, it’s the fourth-graders that know how to use their A, B and C’s. At the school spelling bee on Jan. 30, the top three finishers were fourth-grade students: • First place: Kimberly Abbott; • Second place: Andy Nelson; a...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:10am
  • OK, People. It’s time. Homer Winter Carnival is here, and everything it’s always been is back, plus four new crowd-pleasers we hope you’ll enjoy. Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, The Mariner Theater and Homer Lions Club host the “Mr Homer Pageant.” (Yes, “pageant.”)  Then Friday, my f...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:05am
  • An Anchor Point woman stopped with a mobile phone in her lap was charged with driving a motor vehicle with screen device operating — the official charge for the offense of driving while texting or driving while looking at a computer screen.  Ruth Rodriquez, 23, was arrested on the charge and ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:33am
  • A trial scheduled this week in the case of Anthony Resetarits and Joseph Resetarits has been delayed until the week of April 7. Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, are charged with one count each of second-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident at a September 2012 East End Ro...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:32am
  • The National Weather Service Alaska on Wednesday issued a red flag warning for the western Kenai Peninsula from 6 p.m. today through midnight Friday. A red flag warning means that critical fire conditions are imminent.  “Residents are encouraged to check your local conditions and consult with...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:31am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 17-year-old Palmer boy has been arrested after leading officers on a 63-mile chase on the Parks Highway that ended near Willow. Troopers say the pursuit began when troopers tried to stop the teenager for erratic driving, speeding and failure to dim head...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Homer Police are investigating two Pioneer Avenue break-ins that happened sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday morning. The break-ins happened at the Salvation Army store and J & B Smokehouse. Both businesses are within a block of each other, with the Salvation Army just west of Pio...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Does a police officer have a duty to confirm there is sufficient probable cause to stop a driver? That’s the question raised in a motion filed by an assistant public defender on behalf of a Homer woman charged with driving under the influence. However, because the Kenai District Attorney’s offic...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Strap on your seatbelt. This 2014 Homer Winter Carnival, with its “dancing in the streets” theme, promises to be action-packed with a combination of the best events from years gone by and the addition of some new-this-year excitement. The fun begins today and continues through Sunday, s...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:40pm
  • Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the prospect of declining budgets for the Division of Sport Fish, its current home, does not mean the reserve will close or move. “That’s not th...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:39pm

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