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  • Temperatures in Homer were hovering around zero degrees Sunday afternoon, but at the Tustumena 200 volunteers’ meeting at Captain’s Coffee enthusiasm for this weekend’s sled dog race was anything but chilly.  In 2012, the 200-mile race incorporated McNeil Canyon Elementary School as a che...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:21pm
  • A plan to bring public transportation to Homer remains in the works, with a Chrysler handicap accessible van in Kenai and ready to roll sometime in the near future.  However, due to some contract requirements, getting vouchers printed and other details, the rubber has not yet quite met the road...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Does Homer’s silent majority want natural gas or not?...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:16pm
  • What does a pink-haired, tattooed, ear-pierced, outspoken, former hairstylist, current college student, 20-something single mother of twins from the central peninsula have in common with a soft-spoken, married, former nurse, current Homer author with sometimes evident strands of gray hair that hint ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:15pm
  • The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig — idling at dock in Homer since late August — could start drilling after the snow melts, an official with Buccaneer Energy said Friday. What was planned as a short eight-day stay in Homer before leaving to drill in northern Cook Inlet waters turne...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:56pm
  • On a blustery winter day with the temperatures dropping into the teens, the wind blowing 30 and the sun setting before 6 p.m., Alaskans look south — way south — and imagine themselves strolling a Hawaiian beach. Though thousands of miles apart and distant in latitude, we of the 49th state have d...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:47pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s “Industry Outlook Forum” is coming to town, with a two-day event at Land’s End Resort on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The forum’s theme is “Cook Inlet — Energy for All Alaska” and it is hosted by the KPEDD and the city of Homer. Usually held in ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:44pm
  • By Dan Schwartz Morris News Service - Alaska Cyndi and Craig Ramm opened the Corner Café in Soldotna not long ago. They said they want to use more than 75 percent organic ingredients and, when possible, buy local produce. “We don’t want to support a big company out of ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:42pm
  •  Beginning in February, South Peninsula Hospital will offer monthly diabetes and cholesterol clinics by Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska. Tanner treats adult patients with diabetes, obesity, elevated blood pressure and complex cholesterol problems....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:42pm
  • Dr. William Bell has been elected chief of staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center.  He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for more than 30 years, and replaces outgoing c...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:40pm
  • There’s progress being made in Enstar Natural Gas’ plans to construct a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City.  For starters, the contract to construct the line has been awarded to Chumley Inc., a Sterling-based company. “(Chumley) did our Girdwood e...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:25pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:22pm
  • The excitement Paul Banks Elementary School students have for reading is too big to be contained on Earth. They’ve taken it to the universe and beyond. On Tuesday, the school launched “Blast Off and Read,” an outer space-sized adventure that includes, of course, an alien visi...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:22pm
  • SPH Foundation holds annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday The annual meeting of the South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Inc. is 3:30 p.m. Monday in the hospital’s conference room at 4300 Bartlett St. in Homer. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include an annual fina...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:20pm
  • A man who drove his car down a steep embankment last summer has been charged with texting while driving. In a criminal complaint filed last week, Alaska State Troopers charged Michael D. Mobley, 23, with driving a motor vehicle with a screen device operating, the formal charge for driving a car whil...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Forecasters this winter have been calling out a wide range of weather patterns — snow, rain, freeze. But organizers of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race hope to only hear three sounds next weekend — mush, mush, mush....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:00pm
  • Forecasters this winter have been calling out a wide range of weather patterns — snow, rain, freeze. But organizers of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race hope to only hear three sounds next weekend — mush, mush, mush....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are considering loaning Homer and Kachemak City a combined $13 million to help create a natural gas grid on the heels of last year’s state capital appropriations that will bring a gas line from Anchor Point south. Although the borough helps connect residents with ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:52pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A rate schedule proposed by the Water Sewer Task Force would drop monthly service fees from $45 to $18 a month, with apartment users seeing service fees drop from $45 to $5 a month for each unit, even if the building has one meter. That’s...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:50pm
  • In a short — less than 45 minutes — meeting of the Kachemak City Council on Monday, the council reviewed a contract with Enstar Natural Gas to distribute natural gas to city residents. With a unanimous vote, the council approved Resolution 2013-02, giving Mayor Phil Morris the OK to sign the 13-...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:47pm

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