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  • In discussions at its work session on Monday, the Homer City Council leaned toward selecting the Homer Education and Recreation Complex building lot as the site for a proposed $15.3 million public safety building that would include a fire hall, police station and jail....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have national or state elections to worry about this fall. When we go to the polls on Oct. 1, this time around, as the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill said, all politics is local. In the city of Homer election, a slate of four candidates run for two 3-yea...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • It is unclear when the wreckage of the F/V Six will be pulled out of Cook Inlet, however a U.S. Coast Guard-led team cleared the vessel of any remaining oil-based pollutants on Tuesday. While there was a sheen on the water, there were no fuel or oil-based products left in the vessel’s tanks by the...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:46pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 18: Classes released 90 minutes early for teacher and instructional support staff to collaborate. Bus schedules will be adjusted to early release time.   Chapman School Today: Socce...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:02pm
  • Sharon Needham’s recent shopping list for a Saturday breakfast went something like this: 25 dozen eggs, three three-pound packages of sausage, two boxes of Krusteaz pancake mix, a few bottles of syrup, several jugs of milk and five different kinds of juice. Then there was some grated cheese, torti...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:01pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — A new research ship designed for arctic waters will take longer than expected to reach Alaska. The National Science Foundation’s 261-foot Sikuliaq was to reach Seward in January. Its departure from a shipyard in Marinette, Wis., is two to three months behind schedule as builders...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, music by ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Homer residents and visitors will get the chance to find out what “from farm to table” means during Homer’s first Taste of Homer. Everyone is invited to bring their appetites to the event which will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wasabi’s Restaurant....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:19pm
  • Independent sources of Interior electricity are in the hands of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Alaska Environmental Power LLC, a small wind farm near Delta Junction, filed an informal complaint Aug. 23 with the commission against Golden Valley Electric Association’s proposed power purchase a...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:16pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, it announced in a recent press release. Recertification allows CIRCAC to continue “representing the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting safe marine transportation and oil facility operations...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:15pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Nearly 40 Alaska fishermen protested Sept. 4 outside an Anchorage Walmart store, upset with a decision by the company about how it buys seafood. Holding signs like “Buy American? Start with Alaska Salmon” and “Walmart should be WILD about sustainable ALASKA SALMON,” the protest...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:11pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough last week introduced an ordinance to increase the number of its employees in the 911-call center as a way to save money. The move, once negotiations with the state are complete, would allow the borough to take up to eight employees — six dispatchers and two supervisors ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:10pm
  • Greetings from the helm of your Homer Chamber of Commerce. As I get to understand better the workings of this organization, the balancing of our finances has made me acutely aware of just how vital our fundraising programs are: They are the fuel that makes the chamber run. I never understood, for ex...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:06pm
  • Did you know that it would take 1.9 United States of Americas a year to develop enough resources for one United States of America?  We consume more than we produce. When we reach that point where we are consuming more than we produce or regenerate we have reached “Overshoot Day.”  In 2...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:48pm
  • Sportfishing and charter halibut representatives have acknowledged that implementation of the new halibut catch sharing plan would not necessarily mean guided anglers in Southcentral Alaska face a one fish bag limit. That’s good news for anglers — and a marked change from the guide industry’s ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:23pm
  • A sandhill crane hides behind a rose bush on a Homer lawn. Kachemak Crane Watch is doing its third day of crane counting on Monday. Report sightings of cranes at reports@cranewatch.org or ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:40am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 9: School board meeting, Homer High School auditorium, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: Classes released 90 minutes early. Bus schedules will be adjusted.   Chapman School Sept. 10:...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:51am
  • Mattea Peters doesn’t have to remember back too far to recall how she felt as a freshman at Homer High School. “I was pretty intimidated by all the older kids,” said Mattea, now a senior and part of the school’s peer mentoring program that matches seniors and freshman. “I think this helps ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:46am
  • Sen Lisa Murkowski: “Sen. Murkowski is extremely concerned about the attacks that killed over 1,400 Syrians and the United States sending a signal to other dangerous nations like Iran and North Korea that breaking global laws has no consequences. When President Obama announced he ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:32am
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress’s credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in Syria goes unanswered. Obama is seeking congressional and international support for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bash...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:30am

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