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    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:15pm
  • If the print edition of today’s Homer News had scratch ’n’ sniff ink, an eau de Homer this spring would have a recipe like this: • Start with a generous dose of wet dog; • Add a sprinkle of sewage sludge; • Toss in a dead sea otter; • Throw in that yucky black stuff at the bottom of an...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:13pm
  • You’ve known it as the Glacier Drive-In. Now, it’s the “Glacier D” with new owners Lee and Jill Pedersen doing the driving. Or cooking, as the case may be. Long-time acquaintances of previous owners Sonny and Nancy Smith, the Pedersens have been hard at work putting a shine on the popular Gl...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:35pm
  • Homer Eye Care will have a Designer Frame Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-7p.m. today at its office in the Point of View Plaza, 3726 Lake St., Suite A. The show follows Dr. Andrew Peter’s visit in mid-March to the International Vision Expo and Conference in New York and will bring new European vendors not...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:13pm
  • This will be the fourth season the 150-passenger fast-ferry, the M/V Kachemak Voyager, will be providing a 45-minute trip between Homer and Seldovia twice a day. It begins operating May 23 and continues through Sept. 3. Operating Thursday through Monday, the Kachemak Voyager departs Seldovia at 9 a....

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:09pm
  • In the heart of Homer on Pioneer Avenue, what started as a simple quick-serve restaurant has grown into one of Homer’s more eclectic and popular eating spots. This week, Cosmic Kitchen at the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way celebrates its 10th anniversary — a milestone for a street whe...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:07pm
  • JUNEAU — As the sun creeps into the sleeping quarters of the Tustumena, passengers who take a second to look out the window wake up to volcanic topography, sky blue lakes and wildlife that looks extraterrestrial even to most Alaskans. That ethereal experience only lasts a few seconds; the berth’...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:03pm
  • Prince William Sound is a busy place these days with three ongoing fisheries that are open entry, not requiring IFQ ownership or a limited entry permit. Shrimp fishing with pots entered its third four-day period this week, with the first two periods producing about 11,500 pounds of ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Fireweed Academy students Finn Braund, Keagan Elkington, Lars Dickson, Annabelle Fransicone, Brightly Thoning and Ethan Pyatt perform on stage at the Homer Theatre in a recent production of “A Small Part of the World, Folk Songs from Here, There and Everywhere.”...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:53pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District May 6: School board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Soldotna.  Pre-Kindergarden Title I Assessments Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:51pm
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    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:42pm
  • With three south peninsula principals retiring or relocating at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the search is on for replacements.  Following a second round of interviews, an offer has been made by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a verbal agreement given by Homer Middle Sc...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Kindergarten through college  students are celebrating accomplishments with the following ceremonies: May 8: Kachemak Bay Campus, Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m. (see related story, page 10); May 17: Fireweed Academy, sixth grade, 1:30 p.m. May...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:40pm
  • From GEDs to master’s degrees, 32 students will be honored at the May 8 commencement ceremony of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage. Commencement will be held at Mariner Theatre at 7 p.m....

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38pm
  • A huge flock of greater white-fronted geese flew in this weekend over Kachemak Bay, drawing a steady stream of bird watchers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. At Beluga Slough, hundreds of geese fed in the slough, some within yards of the Lake Street path. Along with the greater white-fronted ...

    Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:20am
  • Homer Eye Care will have a Designer Frame Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-7p.m. May 2 at its office in the Point of View Plaza, 3726 Lake St., Suite A.The show follows Dr. Andrew Peter’s visit in mid-March to the International Vision Expo and Conference in New York and will bring new European vendors not ...

    Fri, 04/26/2013 - 11:26am
  • Ask a Homer High School student what he or she can do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or to improve the area's preparedness for a natural disaster, and you'll get an answer. A winning answer, as was proven in the 23rd annual Caring For the Kenai competitio...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:27pm
  • Show me the money. While Mayor Beth Wythe and some council members didn't say it in exactly those words, that was the sentiment at Monday night's Homer City Council meeting and council work sessions earlier that night and the previous Monday. Several items prompted Wythe and others to express an aus...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:13pm
  • With this year's Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival quickly approaching, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is asking the community's help in ensuring the festival is a financially sustainable event. "This year everybody who has registered for an event gets a keychain figure they have to ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:11pm
  • In a work session on April 15 and at the Homer City Council meeting Monday night, the council got in a bit of a tussle with the Parks and Recreation Commission over a misunderstanding on the Kachemak Drive nonmotorized path. Last December, the council appropriated $20,000 in a resolution "to determi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:07pm

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