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  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are asking for the public’s help picking out which state lands the borough should gain ownership of as part of its long-standing municipal entitlement land grant. To help, borough residents are being encouraged to use an online mapping tool and survey that will al...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Sixteen-feet wide. That’s the final number and detail in a 14-year dispute between members of the Snomads snowmachine club and an East End Road landowner, Tom Price Jr.  In Eastham et al. v. Price, a case dating back to May 1999, the court ruled in November that the width of a prescriptive ea...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:20pm
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    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:18pm
  • For the first time in more than a decade on the Kenai Peninsula, wildlife managers have a recent brown bear population estimate to inform their game management decisions. Ted Spraker, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game, said he suspects the new number — more than twice the old estimate — will ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:17pm
  • BP TEACHerS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS Feb. 14: Deadline to submit nominations of outstanding teachers who are making a difference for Alaska’s young people. The program is open to teachers statewide and nominations will be accepted online at ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:47pm
  • When it comes to the advice to think before you speak, the Homer High School students in the Drama, Debate and Forensics club have got it down. Judging by the Friday and Saturday DDF tournament at HHS, so do the 100 students representing Nikiski, Seward, Wasilla, South Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugia...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:47pm
  • Homer Police are seeking information about a driver who hit and knocked unconscious a 47-year-old man walking on Ben Walters Lane last Wednesday morning. An unidentified driver hit the man about 9 a.m. Jan. 23 in the area of Lupine Court and near the entrance to Building D of the Conifer Woods Apart...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Homer Police last week charged a third person in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of the Grog Shop. James Mumey, 49, was arrested for first-degree robbery and is now at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Kenai. Police said that Mumey provided the silver handgun that his older brother, John Mumey, 50, is alleged t...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:29pm
  • 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

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