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  • After a year of work by a citizen task force, the Homer City Council on Monday passed a resolution changing the water-sewer rates to what’s largely a commodity based model — everyone pays the same rate for a gallon of water and a gallon of treated sewage.  The new rates take effect Jan. 1.&...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:18pm
  • With no budget for travel to hold an information workshop or take public comments at a hearing, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries officials held an informal audioconference presentation on Tuesday night on the proposed halibut Catch Sharing Plan. Participants had the chance t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Last Friday on her 40th birthday, a San Diego cold-water, open-ocean swimmer did what only six other people, including three other women, have done: swim across Kachemak Bay. With her partner Al Bremer paddling alone beside her in a bright-yellow kayak, Claudia Rose pushed off from the beach by Land...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:14pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Aug. 27: School board candidate orientation, District Office, Soldotna, 1:30-2:30 p.m. For information, call Debbie Tressler, 907-714-8836.   Chapman School Through Sept. 16: New student ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:57pm
  • It isn’t just books, pencils, paper and teachers awaiting students of the Kenai Peninsula Bolrough School District.  While youngsters from prekindergarten to 12th grade had the summer away from their studies, the district’s maintenance crews were hard at work. From top to bottom, inside and...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:55pm
  • At 18, Taylor Haller is no stranger to serving her community. A high school senior when classes begin at Susan B. English School later this month, Taylor volunteers as an ETT, emergency trauma technician, and firefighter for the city of Seldovia. When a fire broke out on Hesketh Island earlier this ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will, for a fourth time, have a chance on the fall ballot to decide in a yes or no vote to repeal term limits.  A second ballot question, asking voters if the limit should be increased from two to three terms, becomes relevant only if the voters do not repeal the ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:49pm
  • When the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open house at Homer City Hall Aug. 5, Homer area residents showed up, eager to hear about the seven area projects being planned by the state.  “The open house was a huge success. We had a great turnout, with almost 60 individ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:43pm
  • When Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, black ash settled on Homer like snowfall. The city prepared to shut down as the winter sun dimmed. Stores stockpiled food preparing for the roads to close. Businesses worried ash would destroy air intakes on computers and thousands of dollars in equipment. The c...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:40pm
  • Buccaneer Energy CEO Curtis Burton says he is very pleased with results so far on the company’s Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point. One cloud on the horizon: The company is now concerned about where it might sell natural gas it has discovered, with Hilcorp Energy having ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:35pm
  • A new level has been reached at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  I know it’s hard to believe, but the Market can get even better. Every week I keep a tally of the veggies coming in, so that we can track the seasonality of the produce at the Market. How early can we get carrots? How late can we h...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:30pm
  • In the state and national health care debate, one issue keeps coming up. Medical providers cannot refuse to treat patients with emergencies, and yet many patients don’t have health insurance. How do hospitals, doctors and emergency medical services collect from the people who can’t or won’t pa...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:27pm
  • An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed one of 16 storage buildings at East End Mini Storage, a storage and business complex on East End Road near Redden Marine. Building O was 95-percent destroyed, said Homer Fire Chief Bob Painter. Neighbors did not notice the fire until about 4:10 a.m. Aug. 4, ...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:04am
  • Halfway through the candidacy filing period for the Oct. 1 election, two Homer residents have filed as candidates for Homer City Council: Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke. Two city council seats will be on the October ballot. They are currently held by Bryan Zak and James Dolma. The filing period for ci...

    Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:00am
  • CHAPMAN SCHOOL Grades Prek-8 P.O. Box 1109, Anchor Point, AK 99556 Phone: 235-8671 Fax: 235-5460 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start, stop times: 8:40 a.m., 3:10 p.m. Registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug, 6, 7, 8 and 12 First day of schoo...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:57pm
  • School board   Joe Arness, President P.O. Box 1470,  Kenai, AK 99611 Phone: 907-776-8089   Liz Downing, Vice president 1247 Bay Ave.,  Homer, AK 99603 Phone: 235-8555  ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:57pm
  • Homer Medical Center 4136 Bartlett St.; 235-8586  Current Homer Medical Center patients call for appointment between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Homer Public Health 195 E. Bunnell Ave.; 235-8857  Call for appointment between 8:30 a.m.-5...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:55pm
  • A student’s name should be on everything unless otherwise noted.   CHAPMAN SCHOOL Note: For many reasons (safety, space, etc.), teachers prefer that students do not have backpacks with wheels.  Prekindergarten:...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:53pm
  • District-wide Aug. 20: School opens Sept. 2: Legal holiday Oct. 1-3: Student testing Oct. 18: Inservice, end of quarter Oct. 24-25: Parent-teacher conferences Nov. 28-29: Legal holidays Dec. 20: Inservice, e...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:50pm
  • Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, has been named to the board of directors of Education Northwest in Portland, Ore., according to a press released issued Monday by Education Northwest....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:49pm

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