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    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:52pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman SchoolToday: Pre-K screening 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 235-8671.Today: Track meet, Kenai.April 28: CPR training, grades 6-8.April 29: Mass band, grades 7-8. Fireweed (grades 2-6)Today: Leave No Trace guest speakers.April 25: Bear safety discussion, sixth grade, 2...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:50pm
  • Poet Wendy Erd, political commentator Shannyn Moore and community activist-artist Mavis Muller will be the honored guests at an Earth Day reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Here’s a little more about them. Wendy ErdOn her business card, poet Wen...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:44pm
  • What do electric cars, orchard pigs and prayer flags have in common? Stop by the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Saturday to find out. Although Earth Day was officially April 22, Homer’s Earth Day Celebration starts at noon this Saturday....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:30pm
  • Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:24pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital invites the public to an open house and art opening at their new pediatric therapy gym from 3-5 p.m. April 30. The event includes healthy snacks and kid-friendly arts and crafts.  On display will be an art exhibit from children of the Girassol Child Care and Art C...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:24am
  • South Peninsula Hospital Rehab Department welcomes speech-language pathologist Jessica Powell, MS, CCC-SLP. Powell is available for appointments to evaluate, diagnose and individually treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. She provides in...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:23am
  • A one-day, six-module “NSTC Unescorted Program,” plus a hydrogen sulfide/iron sulfide class is being offered by Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, and the University of Alaska Mining and Petroleum Training Service.  Upon completion of this course, p...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:21am
  • BP announced Tuesday it will sell four of its North Slope assets to Houston-based independent Hilcorp Energy. The agreement includes all of BP’s interests in the Endicott and Northstar fields and 50 percent of BP’s interests in the Milne Point field and Liberty, an undeveloped offshore field sti...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:14am
  • Lawmakers approved a tax credit bill for Alaska refineries during deliberations Sunday night, but excluded the Agrium Corp. fertilizer plant in Nikiski from the plan. House Bill 287 was originally introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell to aid in-state refineries. As passed, companies may receive 40 percent...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:13am
  • ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance and the State of Alaska each made their case to an Anchorage Superior Court judge Tuesday about why — or why not — a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetters should be allowed to move forward. The alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot init...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:10am
  • Like a lot of Homer entrepreneurs, Scott Dickerson has not one, but several business ventures. A recent sale, though, combines three of his passions: photography, surfing and helping to run an adventure charter boat, the Milo. Last month, Alaskan Brewing Co. released its new Icy Bay India Pale Ale w...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:10am
  • A dispute between Buccaneer Energy, Cook Inlet Region Inc. and the state of Alaska over natural gas royalties from Kenai Peninsula wells could be resolved within a month, according to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. At a Monday hearing, commission chair Cathy Foerster said if the gro...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:05am
  • Three members of the Board of Fisheries were easily re-appointed to new three-year terms, although not all without objection, by a joint session of the Legislature last week. The re-appointments of Sue Jeffrey, Reed Morisky and John Jensen were passed through the House fisheries committee the previo...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:05am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s economy seems in good shape and is continuing in a long-term, slow-growth trend, although questions around the national recovery hang over Alaska as well as the rest of the U.S., according to the Northrim Bank annual economic outlook report. The Anchorage-based bank held its an...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:04am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, heard an appeal Tuesday night of a conditional use permit granted for a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The Kenai Kodiak Cable Company propose...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, heard an appeal Tuesday night of a conditional use permit granted for a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The Kenai Kodiak Cable Company propose...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:07pm
  • A Homer man critically injured in a March 3 car crash near Anchor Point has died of his injuries. Mark Shufelt, 51, died April 3, Alaska State Troopers announced in a press release earlier this month. Shufelt was driving south in his 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:03pm
  • Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer. That decision led to a life-changing event for the family.  In March 2013, the Basar...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:59pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continued its debate about assembly member compensation at its Tuesday meeting in Seward. For the second meeting in a row an ordinance to adjust compensation was up for public hearing, after being postponed at the April 1 meeting. The assembly defeated ordinance ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:54pm

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