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  •   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
  • Two separate car crashes, one involving a pedestrian and the other a four-wheeler, sent three people to the hospital over the weekend.  One man in Ninilchik was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital after being hit by a truck, and two boys in Voznesenka were taken to South Peninsula Hospital with...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:58pm
  • Dr. David Waters, DVM, poses with Kyrie, Robin Lohse’s 15-year-old Rottweiler, in Homer at the start on March 4 of his Grey Muzzle Tour, a national tour where the veterinarian visits geriatric Rottweilers across the country to assess their health as part of a study on aging and cancer resistance. ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:57pm
  •   The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a scholarship in the amount of $750 to a graduating senior from the Kachemak Bay area. Contact Carla at 235-8191 or a school counselor. Deadline is April 19.  Alaska Travel Industry Association&nb...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:37pm
  • Student news Homer resident and Azusa Pacific University student Alivia Erickson has made the academic deans’ list. She is honored for a fall semester 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Erikson is a nursing major who is joined by 1,698 ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:37pm
  • The goal of the Jan. 25-27 Hawaiian Rotary Global Peace Forum was to bring young leaders (under age 40) from all over the world in one place to give them an opportunity to share their visions for making a world at peace and to have Rotary leaders support and encourage those ideas.  Aung San Suu...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:36pm
  • Putting spring break to good use, Justice Sky of Homer and Mina Gherman of Anchor Point were among 20 youth from around the state to attend the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s 2013 Civics and Conservation Summit in Juneau.   This is Sky’s fourth year to participate in the event and ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:34pm
  •   Putting their physics know-how to use, Homer Middle School eighth-grade students took on the challenge presented by their science teacher, Jennifer Booz: Construct a bridge that will hold the most weight and have a high efficiency rating, load compared to bridge weight. Rather than steel or c...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:33pm
  • After taking third place in chapter competition in Anchorage, the Homer Middle School Mathcounts team of eighth-graders Zane Boyer, Kenny Cortez, Douglas Dean and Logan Harris are on their way to state competition in Juneau on March 30. They have been coached by Sara Reinert, who has taught math at ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:29pm
  •   Workers with Needham Construction lift roof joists up on top of a building being rebuilt at the Landings Condominiums on Landings Street March 14. Construction started recently on the condominiums destroyed in a fire last summer....

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:25am
  • Whether liquefied natural gas will be trucked from the North Slope to the Interior within the next couple of years should be a lot clearer within the next month. Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or AIDEA, is currently reviewing proposals from Fairbanks-area companies competing for...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:17am
  • In a counterclaim responding to a $6.5 million lawsuit filed by Archer Drilling, Buccaneer Energy Ltd. charges that Archer Drilling’s work on the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence has cost Buccaneer up to $30 million. Buccaneer filed the counterclaim last week in Texas District Court, H...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:14am
  • Buccaneer Energy says it expects to produce 9 to 10 million cubic feet of natural gas daily from two wells at its small Kenai Loop gas field and that permanent production facilities have now been completed. While that’s not a huge amount of production, it is a welcome addition to tight natural gas...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:11am
  • Chamber mixer scheduled for today at NOMAR This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. this evening at NOMAR, 104 E. Pioneer Ave. “NOMAR has been a locally owned and operated manufacturer since 1978 and is a staple for fishermen and w...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:09am
  • A bill extending the limited entry program for scallops is making its way through the Alaska State Senate, but not without scrutiny. On March 11, an amendment to Senate Bill 54 passed in the Resources Committee to shorten the length of the program as a result of concerns raised in hearings from legi...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:08am
  • When it came to choosing a science fair project, Ninilchik School student Wyatt Hamblen picked a subject that would help his family: which type of chain saw blade would cut the most wood. Installing a "full comp" chain, a chain with one space between each cutting tooth, Wyatt cut wood until he ran o...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:06pm
  • It isn't every day an artist is invited to show his or her work in a gallery. Especially artists in kindergarten, first and second grade. However, when 45 Fireweed Academy students were given that opportunity, they were not only quick to accept, but also filled the walls of Bunnell Street Arts Cente...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Through March 15: Vacation days. Homer High School...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:03pm
  • A whirlwind is Homer Mayor Beth Wythe's description of last week's trip to the state's capital and visits with members of Gov. Sean Parnell's staff and the Legislature. Traveling with Wythe was Katie Koester, the city's economic development coordinator. The city's lobbyist, Linda Anderson, assisted ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:54pm
  • In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, South Peninsula Hospital is offering reduced rate screening colonoscopies and a special free lunch presentation....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:47pm

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