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  • A Homer man said he is fine after being bitten by a shark last Thursday off the west coast of Maui, Hawaii. Andrew Haas, 53, suffered a cut to his leg while snorkeling. A friend took Haas to a medical clinic and then the clinic called an ambulance to take him to Maui Memorial Medical Center....

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:30pm
  • As an Anchorage consulting firm continues working on the city’s Park, Art, Recreation and Culture, or PARC, assessment, last Thursday members of the firm held a community workshop at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to brief citizens and PARC group representatives of its progress. Agnew...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:29pm
  • It was an evening of adventure, of hilarity, of community engagement. The Homer Outdoor Film Festival, also known as HoWL’s annual fundraiser, drew a crowd of more than 300 people to the Mariner Theater, where HoWL showcased 16 incredible films by local professional and amateur filmmakers alike.&n...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:21pm
  • In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in preparation for its transit to South Africa. Workers with Spartan Offshore Drilling and Kenai Offshore Ventures, the rig...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:13pm
  • EAGLE RIVER — The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across the walls and large windows overlook a tree-filled courtyard. Suddenly, women shuffled in, a dozen sneakered feet, a dozen yel...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:11pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:03pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:02pm
  • JUNEAU — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, nearly two weeks after the hard-fought election. Begich said he congratulated Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner, and urged him “to adopt a bi...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:00pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel have been named co-chairs of Bill Walker’s gubernatorial transition team. Walker said his team is being assembled in recognition of a constitutional deadline that the governor be sworn in Dec. 1. “It seems to appear to be pru...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:58pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival. “I am beyond myself with excitement,” Walker said Friday evening. “It has been a long...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:56pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s November Business After Hours event is from 5-7 p.m. today at the Alibi, 453 E. Pioneer Ave.  Open to all chamber members, this will be a tailgate-style mixer and provide the opportunity to sample some of the Alibi’s most popular items, including monster chic...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Nov. 20-22: Small school’s basketball tournament, location TBA. Nov. 20: Western Day. Nov. 21: Blue and White Day. Nov. 26: Movie morning: Fr...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:31pm
  • With two tournaments under their belt, the Homer High School DDF — drama, debate and forensics — team is readying for more to come. “They’re looking really strong. There’s a lot of new kids on the team, but they’re stepping up to the challenges, digging in and going forth,” said Head C...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:30pm
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use ...

    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Staff report At Drama, Debate and Forensics competition at West Anchorage High School last week, Homer High’s Robert Hockema took first place in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Other results included: Pantomime, second place, Landon Bunting; Solo acting, first place, August Kilcher; s...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:18pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School Nov. 13: Basketball at CIA. Nov. 17: Basketball at Homer. Nov. 18: Basketball at ABC. Nov. 20-22: Small school’s bask...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Staff report For her dedication and going above and beyond what is expected as the custodian of Voznesenka School, Nadejda Reutov was honored with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s “Golden Apple” award at the district’s Nov. 3 school board meeting....

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:17pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer In her second year as principal of Homer Middle School, Kari Dendurent considers herself “so lucky” to be where she is. “This school’s awesome,” said Dendurent, who was assistant principal at Houston High school, Palmer High Scho...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:14pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:31pm
  • The Alaska Farm Bureau holds its workshop, Friday Forum conference and annual meeting Thursday-Saturday at Land’s End Resort. With the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Chapter as host, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a workshop, “Advocate from the Gate.” At 8 a.m. Friday the Friday Forum...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:23pm

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