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  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has given approval for a $30-million financing package that will allow BlueCrest Energy to begin drilling and development at its Cosmopolitan offshore oil project in Cook Inlet. BlueCrest will have construction of onshore facilities under way in...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:28am
  • Congressman Don Young, never a friend to environmentalists but never before a foe of fishermen, is coming under fire for his proposed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the primary tool used to manage federal fisheries....

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:22am
  • Homer Electric Association customers should see rates stabilize in the near future, general manager Bradley Janorschke said at HEA’s annual meeting last Thursday in Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. “The good news is I honestly think things are stabilized,” he said at a presentation at th...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:20am
  • Occupational Endorsement Certificate, medical office coding Colleen M.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:56am
  • Dream big. Persevere in your dreams. Make mistakes. Stay involved in your community. Be the new storytellers.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:55am
  • It was all about money during a four-hour meeting at which Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members heard about funding schools, flooding and animal control....

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:49am
  • Though far from a done deal, the Homer City Council took the first step toward creating a 2.5-percent bed tax when it approved on introduction Ordinance 15-13. That ordinance goes up for second reading and a public hearing at the May 26 regular meeting. Council member David Lewis introduced the meas...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:45am
  • After using up the April juror pool and dipping into May jurors, a jury was finally seated last week in the Demarqus Green murder trial. The testimony phase of the trial began last Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse with Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran presiding. The trial is expected to contin...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:45am
  • With the Alaska Legislature still in recess and leaders trying to craft a balanced budget, it all comes down to a compromise, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, told the Homer City Council on Monday night. Stevens and Rep.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:41am
  • Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge. You might find five birds in common, like the popular and common western sandpipers, but then birders start throwing in birds like turnstones and snipes. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival guide lists 38 shorebird...

    Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:21pm
  • Paul Banks Elementary School held its Art Extravaganza last Friday, with displays of art, music and hands-on project. ...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:00pm
  • At West Homer Elementary School last Friday for its Writers’ Fair, parents were invited to listen to students read during the fair, with judges also listening and commenting. The writings and associated art also were displayed at a First Friday reception that night. ...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:37pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough school District May 20: Last day of school for most students. June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna. June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna. Connections May 20: Graduation, 4 p.m., Soldotna High School Auditorium. Fireweed Academy (all grades)...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:02am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating threaten- ing phone calls to at least eight schools in Alaska in the past 10 days that prompt- ed brief campus lockdowns and students being kept in classes. However, none of the calls resulted in attacks or violence. The calls began o...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:56am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska. Voters last November approved an initiative legalizing recreational use of pot for those 21 years of age and older. The initiative delegated rulemaking for the industr...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will host a town hall meeting at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. They will be addressing Alaska’s cur- rent fiscal situation and are interested in hearing comments and concerns from con- stituents regarding state government...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Now in its 23rd year, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has settled into a weekend- long wildlife festival that goes like this: • Spring arrives, and birds start showing up; • In late April and early May, dozens of species and thousands of shorebirds ar- rive in Kachemak Bay; • Homer, Ala...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:53am
  • Sixteen million men and women served in World War II. Of those, 2 million remain alive. As that generation ages, organizations around the country work to make sure they get one last hurrah: an all-expense paid trip from their homes to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials and other sites. “We fe...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:31am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration. While the shorebirds can be seen whirling in great flocks over Mud Bay or feeding alone at nearby sloughs, for the novice birder, identifying them can be tricky. They aren’t t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:05am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:02pm

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