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  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday to pass a continuing resolution funding the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer, including the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties,...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:46pm
  • A Homer surfer rides a wave near high tide on the Spit in Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine.  With cloudy skies forecast by the National Weather Service, it may be awhile before area residents — and surfers — catch another glimpse of the sun....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:42pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With 29 of 30 precincts reporting on Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Kenai Peninsula voters gave a loud “yes” on an increase that more than doubles the existing property tax exemption and “yes” to a school bond that will bring a ne...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. One of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business, the other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four votes ahead, w...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:38pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:08am
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Nabors Alaska Services Corp. to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in its subsidiary, Peak Oilfield Service Co. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to close in th...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:08am
  • With the Affordable Care Act beginning, all Americans must obtain health insurance. For many, navigating the new health insurance marketplace can be intimidating. That’s where Emiley Sue Faris comes in. Faris is the outreach enrollment coordinator at SVT Health & Wellness in Homer. Along with ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:07am
  • Film industry insiders say Alaska’s film production tax credit is essential to continuing production in state, as it offsets some of the unavoidable costs associated with doing business in Alaska. “The Frozen Ground,” a feature film that depicts the 1983 manhunt for serial killer Robert Hansen...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:02am
  • As the leaves turn and snowflakes begin to replace rain in some parts of Alaska, tourism industry officials across the state are reporting a strong summer season. Though the season is not completely over, preliminary numbers indicate the predicted return to 1 million cruise passengers in the state t...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:00am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release from the governor’s office. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:58am
  • It sure is a good thing we have amazing growers in this area.  Just in case you haven’t finished putting up sauerkraut and kimchi or haven’t had your fill of cauliflower and carrots or if you still need to fill your root cellar (or just a cool space in the back of your garage) with potatoes...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:50am
  • Overall, the summer of 2013 was a good one for Homer businesses. By the end of the year, the number of visitors to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will top 10,000 people; the number of tourists coming through Homer will be much higher. In interviews with 14 local businesses, they we...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:47am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:46pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters gave a thumbs-up to an increased residential property tax exemption and a school bond to pay for school capital projects, including a new turf field for Homer High School.They gave a thumbs-down to repealing the two-term limit for borough assembly members.“The propos...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:35pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. Van Dyke is one of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business. The other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four vo...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 9:59pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties, including search and rescue.“We expect no impact on essential ...

    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:21pm
  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meetings, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30: 90-minute early release. Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Jan. 22: 90-minute early release. Feb. 26:...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:09am
  • You can read about the nation’s capital, hear what it’s like to be in New York and see photos of historic sites on the East Coast. Or you can go there and experience it for yourself. That’s what local middle school-age youngsters have been doing since 2006, through School Tours of America. The...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:06am
  • A little more than a year after the alleged offense took place, two Homer men — Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19 — were indicted by a Kenai grand jury on Friday for one count each of sexual assault in the second degree.  The grand jury indictment now sends the cases from Di...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 9:32am

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