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  • South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services PRIDE Program has finally moved into its new building. Sort of.  Throughout the newly remodeled rooms of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, cardboard boxes are stacked — some empty, some to be emptied — and furniture is in the rooms where it’...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:25am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Today: Basketball at ABC, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Nov. 21-23: Baske...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:59am
  • Jasper graduates William Jasper graduated from Southern Oregon University on June 15, with a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies and an emphasis on earth sciences. He spent his college summers working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a technician, based ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:58am
  • The 21 Homer High School students participating in Bartlett High School’s DDF tournament last week came home with a fist-full of impressive finishes and the accolades of Coach Amy Johnson. “I’m very proud of all of our students,” said Johnson. “We were missing a couple of our upper classme...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:56am
  • A rocket mass heater workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Canyon Arts School of Natural Building, Mile 7 East End Road.  The hands-on workshop will teach participants the theory and how to build a rocket mass heater, an affordable, effic...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:07am
  • Move over Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. It’s time for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Winter Shopping Derby.  The action begins Friday and continues until Feb. 7, with the grand prize $1,000 Homer Bucks winner announced Feb. 11. It includes weekly drawing for prizes donate...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:07am
  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:27pm
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:25pm
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    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:18pm
  • Homer resident Ken Castner recently announced he was launching a petition drive seeking voters support to make Homer a home-rule, rather than a first-class city. This isn’t the first time Homer residents, including Castner, have considered taking this step. ...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:10pm
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters put out a fire in the historic Carl Nielsen automotive shop on Lake Street across from Ulmer’s. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. No one was in the building, said Fire Chief Bob Painter. The cause of the fire is under ...

    Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:03am
  • Homer Electric Association announced the Homer Spit and Halibut Cove will be without power from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 14. The outage is required for HEA to complete installation of a new underground power line that will serve the Spit and the south Kachemak Bay area. During the outage, HEA m...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:23pm
  • With a storm headed from Russia toward Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Incident Management Team is on standby. “Our team is monitoring this weather and preparing, should we need to be activated,” said Brenda Ahlberg, the borough’s public information officer. “At this point w...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:19pm
  • Homer Volunteer firefighters Elaine Grabowski, Chris Cushman and Dan Miotke, pictured, visit with morning and afternoon preschool classes at Paul Banks Elementary School. They displayed the layers of gear firefighters wear, answered questions about their firehouse dog and fire pole, and showed the s...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:33pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 20: 90-minute early release.   Chapman School Today: Basketball Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Nov 8: Basketball Homer at Chapman, girls 4 p.m., boys 5:30 p....

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:23pm
  • What do fifth- and sixth-graders know about electricity? For starters: • It needs a complete circuit for the energy to flow. • If you break the current, the electricity stops. • You need to have a conductor connected to what you want to power. • You need a power source. • Your battery has ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:21pm
  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources holds an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to discuss the revision process of the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park Management Plan. DNR has started the planning process to revise...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:18pm
  • The 70th anniversary of the World War II military campaign in the Aleutians will be the focus of a Veterans Day program, presented by Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, the even...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:17pm
  • At 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines, its epicenter only eight miles from where Homer resident Berna Brown and her son, Nathaniel, were staying with family. “About two hours after the incident, she called me,” said her husband, Malcolm Brown, who was in Homer...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:15pm
  • A break in a cast-iron water main line disrupted city water service in the Homer downtown area on Monday and Tuesday. City crews have repaired the line, and service should be back to normal, said Public Works Director Carey Meyer. “By the end of today we should have mains flushed and pressure rest...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:12pm

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