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  • The West Anchorage DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — Tournament at West High School in Anchorage was the spot to be for 20 Homer students on Saturday, as well as four students from the brand new Voznesenka DDF team. Homer DDFers received the following awards: First place, duet acting:...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:28am
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families are invited to a celebration catered by the Homer High School Culinary Arts class. First quarter winners are:   Tommy Sheldon – nomi...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:26am
  • Homer High School junior Evan Boyer has been selected as the student representative for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board for the 2013-2014 school year. “When it comes to my interest in government and politics, I always really enjoyed being able to help people,” said Boyer, who began serv...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • What’s as tiny as a sesame seed, but big enough to cost Americans in the neighborhood of $367 million to $1 billion each year?  Answer: head lice. Pediculosis, to be a bit more formal....

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited announced Tuesday that it has landed two short-term gas sales contracts for Cook Inlet gas productions. The names of the buyers have not been disclosed, but one is a large commercial end-user and the second is with a Cook Inlet oil producer, according to a press release. Up ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • A contact with a woman reported to appear suspiciously parked on empty lots on Spruceview Avenue last Tuesday has led to the woman, Jodi Ann Bellows, 41, being charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for intent to sell heroin. Bellows also is charged with two counts of...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:16am
  • Turn more than 500 trick-or-treaters loose and what do you get? Besides a mob of robots, knights, witches, Wonder Women, Supermen, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels, that is? You get an increased risk of injury when treat-toting youngsters and traffic in the Bayview-Mountainvie...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:11am
  • FAMILY   Through Oct. 31 Trick or treat bags available Homer Police Department Stop before Halloween to pick yours up; stop by on Halloween for candy.   Oct. 25 5-8 p.m. Halloween Carnival Chapman School, Anchor Point ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:10am
  • Editor’s note: In the last of this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges.   In the 1930s when the Homer Women’s Club wanted a community hall in what’s now called Old Town, women held socials to raise money for supplies and persuaded ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:47pm
  • A rash of Homer burglaries that started with a break-in at the Salvation Army on Sept. 11 have continued with a burglary Oct. 9 at a Skyline Drive lodge and burglaries last week of two downtown Homer businesses. Police have charged two suspects in the lodge burglary, Hannah Hill and Harold Sargeant,...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:28pm
  • At the south end of Birch Street in Anchor Point, water covers the gravel street’s intersection with Ester Avenue. At the north end, survey stakes outline the course a ditch is being constructed to create a route for water to flow north toward an existing stream. On Tuesday, heavy equipment was at...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that’s racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the municipality needs a higher offer to cover a grant that must be repaid to the federal government. The borough has turned down the $2 milli...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:18pm
  • ANCHORAGE — It is one of Alaska’s great success stories: rural health care, operated by Alaska Natives. After decades of pushing for self-governance, Native people gained control of federally administered Indian Health Service programs for Alaska in 1998 and improvements in health care delivery ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:15pm
  • There will be a QuickBooks class Oct. 28-30 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited. To register, call Heidi at 907-283-3335 ext. 3....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Shareholders of the Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. will be pocketing a big dividend in December. The Alaska Native corporation in a release says the regular fall dividend will be $40 per share. The board of directors has added a $60 per share special dividend to be paid ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Commercials encouraging tourists to visit Alaska are appearing on broadcast television for the first time in more than three decades. Four ads promoting tourism in Alaska, including a first-ever commercial dedicated solely to winter travel, are being rotated during morning and eve...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:09pm
  • A plan to build a $43 million expansion at Central Peninsula Hospital passed its first hurdle Tuesday night following a failed attempt by two assembly members to derail it....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Since opening Anchor Point Natural Foods in March, owner Tara Kain has found the need to expand her business.  So, expand she has, with a bigger location in Homer. Since Sept. 16, the store has been located at 345 Sterling Highway, Suite 105. The new location not only offers more room, but is m...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:05pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer After a much longer-than-expected absence, the M/V Tustumena was back on its route Sunday, providing service through the fall and winter to Homer, Seldovia, Port Lions, Ouzinkie and Kodiak, according to a press release issued by the Alaska...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:26pm

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