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  • Kenai Peninsula residents want more agricultural use out of their public lands, according to a recent Kenai Peninsula Borough land use survey.Of the 1,172 surveys the borough received, 158 residents responded that they wanted public lands to be allocated for agriculture uses, said Marcus Mueller, bo...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:43am
  • As any boat owner knows, they are expensive. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s venture into large boat ownership gets more expensive by the day with no easy way out.The borough released a statement March 29 that it received a bid of $751,000 from a Dutch company to purchase the M/V Susitna. With it ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:42am
  • On May 1, 2003, when Sallie Rediske started Homer Physical Therapy in a rented space on Pioneer Avenue in what’s now Refuge Chapel, she took a lunch break and walked across the street to another new business that also opened May 1, 2003, Cosmic Kitchen.“I remember thinking ‘I hope we both make...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:39am
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in May. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center.• There will be a free “Starting a Business” seminar from 1-3 p.m. May 8 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Zak will answer basic questi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:19am
  • The American Hospital Association has announced that Bob Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital, has been recognized as a “Grass Roots Champion.” It is an award given each year to a state’s health care leader who “effectively and reliably delivers our collective message to elected officials...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:18am
  • As of Monday, a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer is progressing with a crew from Chumley boring and laying pipe along the Sterling Highway from Baycrest to Homer. A second crew will start working later this week, progressing toward Anchor Point along the Old Sterling Highwa...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:15am
  • Fisheries projects throughout the state received a boost in the budget that passed the Legislature.The budget is still subject to Parnell’s approval, so not every item is guaranteed yet.The Legislature’s fiscal year 2014 capital budget included more than $12 million to study Alaska’s fisheries...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • Here, the remains of a pregnant dogfish shark. There, the dissected pieces of a squid. Over there, whale bones. In a jar, a sand dollar. On a desk, the curled-up shape of a sea star.  And there, a sea otter pelt....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:35pm
  • Two area teachers are among seven Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers honored as 2013 BP Teachers of Excellence....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:35pm
  • Rock climbing junkies roughed-up their calluses on Saturday for the fourth annual HoWL Climbing Competition at the Bay Club. This year’s turnout brought climbers from as far as Anchorage and Yosemite with professional routes set by Anchorage’s Alaska Rock Gym route setters....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:29pm
  • Rock climbing junkies roughed-up their calluses on Saturday for the fourth annual HoWL Climbing Competition at the Bay Club. This year’s turnout brought climbers from as far as Anchorage and Yosemite with professional routes set by Anchorage’s Alaska Rock Gym route setters....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:29pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Efforts are under way to make Alaska the third state in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults. The Anchorage Daily News says steps have been taken to put a measure on the August 2014 primary ballot. Three sponsors of the measure filed an application for an...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:25pm
  • Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet sentenced William Daugherty, 47, to time served for a fourth-degree assault conviction. A Homer jury had found Daugherty not guilty on three felony counts of kidnapping, third-degree assault and third-degree weapons misconduct in a trial held last month, b...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:25pm
  • State prosecutors have charged a Homer woman with two counts of medical assistance fraud. Heather Platter, 31, was charged late last month, the Alaska Department of Law, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, announced in a press release. In the first count, a class C felony, Platter is alleged to have knowin...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:24pm
  • Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News Council meets new technology...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:22pm
  • An accomplice in the murder of Damian Sagerser last summer pleaded guilty last week to federal drug and weapons charges.  Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason April 11 in Anchorage, Nancie Modeste, 27, admitted being guilty to possession of a controlled substance with inten...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:20pm
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    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:18pm
  • The Homer City Council at its meeting Monday will consider zoning changes for the Homer Spit and authorizing harbor revenue bonds to finance harbor improvements. The council meets at 6 p.m. Monday  in the Cowles Council Chambers. It meets at 4 p.m. for a work session and 5 p.m. for the committe...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:12pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital is offering several upcoming American Heart Association classes: • April 26 and May 10: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, $75, both at 8 a.m.; • April 26: Heartsaver CPR/AED, $50, 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call the hospital’s educat...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:11pm
  • An organizational meeting to gauge community interest in extending the natural gas line beyond Waterman Canyon on East End Road is at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Kachemak Community Center. In unincorporated areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, neighborhoods can extend gas service by forming utility spec...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:11pm

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