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  • The 21st annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, is set for March 22, with lines in the water at 9 a.m. and lines out at 4 p.m. Fish need to be weighed at tournament headquarters by 6 p.m....

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:48am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A bill pending in the Alaska Senate would strip state ferry workers of their cost-of-living adjustment. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, has said his goal is to get ferry workers in line with the rest of state government...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:06am
  • “Meet, Explore, Discover” is the theme of the Homer College, Career and Job Fair being hosted at Kachemak Bay Campus’s Pioneer Hall on Pioneer Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4. People of all ages are invited to attend and find something interesting at this bi-annual event. Looking for a c...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:06am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and the city of Homer’s Planning and Zoning Office will sponsor a workshop titled “Signs for Thriving Businesses.” The free workshop will be offered March 18 and repeated April 3. On both dates it will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. On March 18 the workshop will be at...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:06am
  • It isn’t that it hasn’t had any space, but now Child and Family Services, a part of South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, has a space of its own. “We’ve transformed the old PRIDE building into a new facility to serve the youth in our community,” said Dave Branding, SPBHS’s chief ex...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:04am
  • Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance appeal of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s decision to not certify a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is scheduled for April 22 in Anchorage. The alliance, or AFCA, wants to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the sta...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:01am
  • The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an effort to protect Bristol Bay fisheries. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a formal statement the agency was initiating action to invoke i...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:59am
  • A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill creates an exemption to a regulation that would require an EPA permit for vessels less than 79 feet long for such discharge as bilge water and other common ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:58am
  • JUNEAU — Lawmakers will increase school funding this year — but with the majority of the session in the books, no one is saying by how much. In the fight over the per-student Base Student Allocation, the final result likely will be a compromise between Republican and Democratic proposals. School...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:49am
  • A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the 12:43 a.m. shaker was centered 60 miles southwest of Homer and was 52.2 miles beneath the earth’s surface. No tsunami danger was associ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:22am
  • Micah Mershon pretends he’s a movie star walking the red carpet as his “fans” react during Oscar dress-up day last Friday at West Homer Elementary School. Students dressed up as movie stars and celebrities for the day....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:04pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 7: Inservice, no school, end of quarter. March 10-14: Vacation days. April 1-3: Student testing. April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:03pm
  • Homer High School students earned fifth place overall in the state National Ocean Science Bowl competition held last weekend in Seward. Seventeen teams from all over Alaska participated. Homer’s NOSB team consists of coaches Bruce Rife, a science teacher, and Kris Holderied of NOAA; and students L...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:02pm
  • Next week, Homer students will be out of school for spring break. What’s a kid to do? Turns out, quite a bit. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening next week to keep your kids out of the doldrums. Swimming: Open Swim will be from 1 to 3 p.m. every day except Sunday. $5 for adu...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Dr. Gary Chapman will lead a conference titled “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 15 at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. Chapman is the author of the best-selling book, “The Five Love Languages,” which has been translated into more than 36 languages. He a...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:52pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Monday night rescued a man canoeing across Kachemak Bay in a 14-foot Coleman “Scanoe” canoe.  Troopers in the P/V Augustine found Mark Makris, 27, of Anchorage, north of Sixty Foot Rock and about 2.5 miles off the Homer Spit after an acquaintance reported Makris ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:51pm
  • A car crash in Anchor Point on Monday afternoon caused life threatening injuries to a Homer man. Mark Shufelt, 51, was taken by a medevac flight from South Peninsula Hospital to an Anchorage hospital where he is listed in serious condition. According to an Alaska State Trooper press release, at abou...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:45pm
  • On Saturday night, join Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) and raise a toast to some of the Kenai Peninsula’s finest forward thinkers.  Twenty-five years ago, a group of people got together and formed Alaska’s first land trust dedicated to helping private land owners preserve naturally, re...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Former Homer City Manager and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Ronald Drathman, 71, died Feb. 27 of natural causes at South Peninsula Hospital. A memorial service was held on March 5 at the Homer Elks Lodge....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:35pm
  • The aurora borealis glow on the northern horizon last Thursday as seen from Diamond Ridge. For forecasts of aurora activity, visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s website at ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:33pm

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