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  • Razor clamming, the muddy, yet popular sport that attracts thousands of visiting and local outdoor enthusiasts to the lower Kenai Peninsula’s beaches each year, has been prohibited on the east side of Cook Inlet for the remainder of 2015. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the measur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:42pm
  • Advocates for early childhood learning programs picket on Pioneer Avenue outside the Legislative Information Office building on Tuesday. They protested budget cuts proposed by the House Finance Subcommittee that would eliminate Best Beginnings and cause the Homer Early Childhood Education Coalition ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:31pm
  • Up on Fireweed Avenue, a gravel road about 4 miles out of town off East Hill Road, varied thrushes can be heard singing, a spring call that sounds like old-style telephones. That’s early for this year, but Homer’s wacky weather also has led to the sound of ringing phones — the real kind — at...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:29pm
  • Saying they liked his eloquence, communication skills and perspective on the Homer economy, the Homer City Council on Tuesday selected Jeffrey Trinker as city manager over Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer. In a 5-1 tally, with Council member Bryan Zak voting no, the council voted to extend th...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:28pm
  • Williwaw Marimba plays at its final performance at Marimba Madness last Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. From left to right are Lisa Olsen, Patrick Latimer, Jonas Noomah, Paul Trowbridge and Janette Latimer....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:03pm
  • Eddie Wood, at a Bunnell Street Arts Center Artists in the Schools residency at Fireweed, directed Evelyn Sherwood and Ella Gustafson for a performance, Planet Drum, last Friday at Little Fireweed Academy. Other percussionists include Asik Wheeler Keagan Niebuhr, and Madelyn Madrid....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:34pm
  • When I wake up, I get dressed and then I eat breakfast. After that I do my chores: feeding my pets, making my bed and cleaning my dishes.  When I start my schoolwork, I have lots of ways to make it more fun. I teach my little sister preschool and other things. I like doing school with my friend...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Kachemak Selo and other schools off the state road system make it challenging for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to provide education to the borough’s younger residents. Add to that a mixture of languages, religions, cultures and family situations and the challenges only increase. Tha...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun is still on the distant side of the Kenai Mountains, its light beginning to spread down the Fox River flats and across the surface of Kachemak Bay. The bay’s whispered sur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:25pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum, applied for the board in February....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:06pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska. The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Tr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:03pm
  • The experimental fishery to determine the feasibility of a seine fishery for pollock in state waters has finished up with mixed results. The Gulf of Alaska pollock workgroup held its final meeting last month to discuss adding a limited entry state pollock fishery to Alaska waters for both trawl and ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The state of Alaska Homer Recorder’s Office closed for scheduled leave beginning March 2. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage.  Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorder’s Office   ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 W. Seventh...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be in Homer Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, March 9, from 5-6:30 p.m., he will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Homer LIO offices.  At 7 p.m. Monday, he will provide a brief update to the Homer City Council and visitors on the legislative session. On Tuesday, Mar...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:01pm
  • SVT Health & Wellness has hired Renae Blanton, a family nurse practitioner with experience in holistic and integrative medicine. Her specialties include family medicine, women’s health and bio-identical hormone replacement, and treatment of chronic illness including chronic fatigue, diabetes, ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:00pm
  • SOLDOTNA — At Peninsula Radiation Oncology in Soldotna, a new therapy is available to help patients cope with cancer treatment. Her name is LC, a 12-year-old English Setter. As a certified therapy dog, LC is regularly present in the building’s lobby to help patients relax and relieve stress befo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:58pm
  • Interim superintendent Sean Dusek will assume the superintendent of schools position on July 1, 2015. The Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the job to the 22-year Kenai Peninsula Borough School District veteran following public interviews Tuesday. “It is very humbling,” Dusek said. ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:56pm
  • Bald Mountain Air Service, owned by lifelong Alaskans Gary and Jeanne Porter of Homer, has earned the Medallion Shield, the highest safety award by the Medallion Foundation.  The award consists of five safety stars awarded by the foundation, whose mission is to reduce aviation accidents “by f...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:52pm
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    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:10pm
  • On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting made clear it wi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:05pm

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