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  • By William S. Morris III Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co. For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters; in particular, the great king salmon and the world’s greatest salmon fishery, the Kenai River. Salmon of all types play a ma...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:19pm
  • United Cook Inlet Drift Association is holding a series of meetings to prepare its members and other upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen for the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. The goal is to encourage them to sign up to give informed testimony at those meetings, which ta...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business has closed for good.  General manager Pat Merrill, 60, said she’s retired, but of the other seven employees, “They all went to the unemployment li...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:04pm
  • Homer Police on Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth Dearmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Dearmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allowed...

    Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:27pm
  • Alaska Infrared Information about finding hidden anomalies that contribute to poor indoor air quality via infrared imaging. 235-6838 Bay Club Updated information on the health benefits of different exercise modalities. 235-2582 Best Beginni...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:39am
  • While the theme of Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day to Be Well,” it also could be “Take a Minute to Save a Life.”  At a new booth this year, Dr. Carl Seger, a board certified emergency physician, and South Peninsula Hospital will be offering emergency ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:36am
  • Saturday’s health fair isn’t just for adults. This year, the youngsters are getting their foot in the door with the Early Childhood Wellness Fair from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. It’s includes childcare, complete with healthy snacks and activities to keep youngsters engaged while parents see all the Rota...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:35am
  • “Take a day to be well” has been the ongoing theme of the Rotary Health Fair. Now in its 30th year, the annual day of booths and presentations gives people the knowledge they need to be healthy. “We’ve got a model with this Health Fair that works so well,” said Sharon Minsch, coordinator o...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:33am
  • At its regular Oct. 14 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District gave its blessing for a drama, debate and forensics team to be added to activities offered for Nikolaevsk’s 18 high school students. ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:59am
  • Students, faculty and staff at Fireweed Academy took a trip to Ellis Island and America with a re-enactment of what it was like for immigrants finding entry into this country. With roles and costumes for arriving immigrants and officials, the event included the careful monitoring of a passenger mani...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:55am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Nov. 1: Basketball vs Ninilchik at Chapman, girls 4 p.m., no boys’ game.&n...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:42am
  • Twenty-two students were inducted into the Homer High School National Honor Society chapter on Tuesday. They included: Seniors: Hannah Baird, Nahoa Jette, Calvin Johnson, Brian Rowe, Joshua Vantrese and David Woo; Juniors: Brandon Beachy, Evan Boyer, Michael Downing...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:24am
  • Forty-nine schools have been identified as 2013 Alaska Reward Schools in honor of their student achievement, with two categories recognized: highest performing and high progress. Seven of those 49 are in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Three of those seven are on the southern peninsula....

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:23am
  • With the real-life application of city code eliminating the Bay View Inn’s lawful nonconforming use within an area zoned rural residential, the Homer City Council at its regular meeting Monday opened the door for a new definition of “discontinued.”...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:38pm
  • To students of art and culture, la belle époque — the beautiful era — in late 19th century Paris represented the height of French culture during the Industrial Revolution and before World War I. Grand architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the infamous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge, were...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:36pm
  • To students of art and culture, la belle époque — the beautiful era — in late 19th century Paris represented the height of French culture during the Industrial Revolution and before World War I. Grand architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the infamous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge, were...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:36pm
  • Take a peek at the Halloween spirit around town......

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:30pm
  • The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of an Oct. 23 Era Alaska crash at the Homer Airport. All 13 passengers and two crew members on an Era flight from Anchorage to Homer walked to safety after the plane’s landing gear appare...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:06pm
  • Social media and a tip from an alert cell-phone store employee led to police this week charging five people in connection with the Oct. 21 burglary of Tech Connect, including the man suspected to have broken into the Pioneer Avenue electronics store. ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:03pm
  • Tired of complaining about local government, Homer resident Ken Castner has decided it’s time to make a change. At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, Castner announced his plan to bring before city voters the opportunity to change Homer from a first-class city to a home-rule ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:59pm

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