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  • When Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, black ash settled on Homer like snowfall. The city prepared to shut down as the winter sun dimmed. Stores stockpiled food preparing for the roads to close. Businesses worried ash would destroy air intakes on computers and thousands of dollars in equipment. The c...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:40pm
  • Buccaneer Energy CEO Curtis Burton says he is very pleased with results so far on the company’s Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point. One cloud on the horizon: The company is now concerned about where it might sell natural gas it has discovered, with Hilcorp Energy having ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:35pm
  • A new level has been reached at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  I know it’s hard to believe, but the Market can get even better. Every week I keep a tally of the veggies coming in, so that we can track the seasonality of the produce at the Market. How early can we get carrots? How late can we h...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:30pm
  • In the state and national health care debate, one issue keeps coming up. Medical providers cannot refuse to treat patients with emergencies, and yet many patients don’t have health insurance. How do hospitals, doctors and emergency medical services collect from the people who can’t or won’t pa...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:27pm
  • An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed one of 16 storage buildings at East End Mini Storage, a storage and business complex on East End Road near Redden Marine. Building O was 95-percent destroyed, said Homer Fire Chief Bob Painter. Neighbors did not notice the fire until about 4:10 a.m. Aug. 4, ...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:04am
  • Halfway through the candidacy filing period for the Oct. 1 election, two Homer residents have filed as candidates for Homer City Council: Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke. Two city council seats will be on the October ballot. They are currently held by Bryan Zak and James Dolma. The filing period for ci...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:00am
  • CHAPMAN SCHOOL Grades Prek-8 P.O. Box 1109, Anchor Point, AK 99556 Phone: 235-8671 Fax: 235-5460 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start, stop times: 8:40 a.m., 3:10 p.m. Registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug, 6, 7, 8 and 12 First day of schoo...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:57pm
  • School board   Joe Arness, President P.O. Box 1470,  Kenai, AK 99611 Phone: 907-776-8089   Liz Downing, Vice president 1247 Bay Ave.,  Homer, AK 99603 Phone: 235-8555  ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:57pm
  • Homer Medical Center 4136 Bartlett St.; 235-8586  Current Homer Medical Center patients call for appointment between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Homer Public Health 195 E. Bunnell Ave.; 235-8857  Call for appointment between 8:30 a.m.-5...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:55pm
  • A student’s name should be on everything unless otherwise noted.   CHAPMAN SCHOOL Note: For many reasons (safety, space, etc.), teachers prefer that students do not have backpacks with wheels.  Prekindergarten:...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:53pm
  • District-wide Aug. 20: School opens Sept. 2: Legal holiday Oct. 1-3: Student testing Oct. 18: Inservice, end of quarter Oct. 24-25: Parent-teacher conferences Nov. 28-29: Legal holidays Dec. 20: Inservice, e...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:50pm
  • Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, has been named to the board of directors of Education Northwest in Portland, Ore., according to a press released issued Monday by Education Northwest....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:49pm
  • On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2013-14 school year. After 10 weeks of summer break it is time for our students to resume their education journey. By extension, August means that it also is time for our community to reengage with our s...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:48pm
  • An electrical equipment failure shut down power from the Safeway grocery store on the Sterling Highway to the end of the Homer Spit on Monday afternoon. Power was out from about 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5. Related to the outage, Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins ordered a precautionary evacuation and clos...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:32pm
  • It’s a scene common to most any American high school. A girl walks down a crowded hallway, students milling around lockers. Clutching her notebook, the girl shuffles her feet, looking down at the floor, as she walks by other teenagers. You can almost imagine their thoughts — “What’s up with ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:31pm
  • A pilot and five passengers walked away from a Cessna 206 plane crash Sunday on a bear viewing trip to Katmai National Park. No one was injured in the crash and all were taken back to Homer by other flight services....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:31pm
  • It isn’t a train, a streetcar or a bus. It’s a brand new Dodge minivan with room for four passengers or two wheelchairs and available for public transportation the end of this month. Through a program dubbed “Outside the Bus” by Joyanna Geisler, executive director of the Independent Living C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:21pm
  • Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries and the Homer Chamber of Conference and Visitor Center hold an informational teleconference on the halibut Catch Sharing Plan from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office. Seating is limited to 20 participants, so thos...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:18pm
  • The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive sex offender, Marshals said in a press release.  Cash Allen Lewark, 41 is being sought on an outstanding warrant for probation violati...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:17pm
  • Following a forensic examination and further investigation, Homer Police have ruled the death of Mark Matthews, 61, a homicide. Matthews was found dead about 10:15 p.m. July 28 by two people walking on the Poopdeck Trail, a path connecting Pioneer Avenue to Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street in downto...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:16pm

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