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  • Homer High School Principal Allan Gee has announced that he will leave the school — and the state — at the end of this school year.  Gee, who has been at the Homer High since the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year, cited the health of his wife, Gwenn Gee, as a major reason for the decis...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:27am
  • From a 20-foot skiff to its newest and biggest boat, the 42-foot P/V Churchill, Bay Welding has been building an average of about six Bay Weld boats a year since 1994. Based on activity at the shop on East End Road this week, the pace seems to have picked up a bit. In three main boat sheds, workers ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:17am
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service - Alaska The oil tax bill now moving in the Legislature puts Alaska in the middle of the pack of oil producing regions in terms of “government take” of net profits and should bring new industry investment quickly, consultants to the Le...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:15am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate the effects of producing genetically engineered salmon. HJR5, by Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage, also asks the federal government to require labeling genetically mod...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:14am
  •   The Alaska Small Business Development Center will offer three seminars in Homer in April: • A “Profit Mastery” seminar will be offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3 and April 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The seminar, presented by Bryan Zak, southwes...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:13am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has completed its annual review of its floodplain management program. A copy of the memo to the assembly is available online at the borough clerk’s website, or by request to the River Center Department.  The memo reviews the floodplain management strategies propose...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:11am
  • Monte Davis, executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, announced Thursday plans to leave the chamber by the end of summer. “I promised in my letter of resignation that I’d stay until we found my replacement or Sept. 1, whichever came first unless I were to get an of...

    Mon, 03/25/2013 - 2:35pm
  • A snowmachiner missing since yesterday has been found in what Alaska State Troopers called a “self rescue.” Charles Moore, 51, of Homer, walked out of the Caribou Hills to his home near Mile 14 East End Road about 11:45 a.m. Monday morning. Moore was cold but otherwise uninjured, said Alaska Sta...

    Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:47pm
  • The Snomads snowmachine club seeks volunteers to join a search for a snowmachine rider lost in the Caribou Hills. All searchers should check in at Kachemak Emergency Services McNeil Canyon Fire Hall before searching. The search begins at 2 p.m. today after volunteers have checked in. All searchers a...

    Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:56am
  • For a day that started with clouds, Saturday ended up with bright sunshine. It was even brighter for Anchorage angler Leszek Kuligowski, winner of the 2013 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. For reeling in the largest fish in the tournament, a 35.10-pound king salmon, the smiling Kuligowski’s wi...

    Sat, 03/23/2013 - 8:28pm
  • As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, the 49th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Servic...

    Fri, 03/22/2013 - 3:26pm
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In a three-part series starting this week, the Homer News will look at the challenges in converting to natural gas; the positive effects of natural gas on southern Kenai Peninsula com...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm
  • With a new facility to be completed by August that will turn the four-employee, borough-operated Homer Baling-Landfill Facility into a transfer site, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is considering cost-cutting measures. ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:49pm
  • Describing the action as a dual benefit for both the borough and the city of Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a multi-million dollar loan to help build a Homer natural gas grid. “It makes good sense,” Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said. “I ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:07pm
  • Cries of “fish on” are getting louder on Kachemak Bay with the reeling in of king salmon in the 30-pounds-and-more category. Some of those came from Homer angler Steve Walli’s family over the weekend. “Gee whiz, we caught five fish and (daughter) Erica caught one 31.4 pounds,” said Walli o...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:06pm
  • The Homer Animal Shelter’s 93 percent “re-homing” rate — returning animals to their owners or finding them new homes — is impressive. However, that doesn’t stop emergency medical situations from occurring.  Like the one that occurred with Teaser, a sweet-natured brown tabby that was...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:45pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital has the following events scheduled:  Homer Medical Center Community Open House:  5-7 p.m. April 4, a free event open to the public. Bring the whole family to meet the new providers, learn about the center’s comprehensive care for all ages and tou...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:17pm
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, “the best Cajun band in the world,” as Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Company describes the band, is coming to the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. The March 29 Ninilchik stop kicks off the Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 2013 season under the theme “Clammin’ It Up” ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:16pm
  • Seaton meetings canceled...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:01pm
  •   Dr. Stephen Haycox, University of Alaska Anchorage distinguished professor of history, will join Homer award-winning journalist and author Tom Kizzia to give a public presentation on “Seward: Alaska’s Indispensable Man” at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:00pm

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