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  • The Snomads snowmachine club seeks volunteers to join a search for a snowmachine rider lost in the Caribou Hills. All searchers should check in at Kachemak Emergency Services McNeil Canyon Fire Hall before searching. The search begins at 2 p.m. today after volunteers have checked in. All searchers a...

    Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:56am
  • For a day that started with clouds, Saturday ended up with bright sunshine. It was even brighter for Anchorage angler Leszek Kuligowski, winner of the 2013 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. For reeling in the largest fish in the tournament, a 35.10-pound king salmon, the smiling Kuligowski’s wi...

    Sat, 03/23/2013 - 8:28pm
  • As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, the 49th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Servic...

    Fri, 03/22/2013 - 3:26pm
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In a three-part series starting this week, the Homer News will look at the challenges in converting to natural gas; the positive effects of natural gas on southern Kenai Peninsula com...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm
  • With a new facility to be completed by August that will turn the four-employee, borough-operated Homer Baling-Landfill Facility into a transfer site, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is considering cost-cutting measures. ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:49pm
  • Describing the action as a dual benefit for both the borough and the city of Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a multi-million dollar loan to help build a Homer natural gas grid. “It makes good sense,” Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said. “I ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:07pm
  • Cries of “fish on” are getting louder on Kachemak Bay with the reeling in of king salmon in the 30-pounds-and-more category. Some of those came from Homer angler Steve Walli’s family over the weekend. “Gee whiz, we caught five fish and (daughter) Erica caught one 31.4 pounds,” said Walli o...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:06pm
  • The Homer Animal Shelter’s 93 percent “re-homing” rate — returning animals to their owners or finding them new homes — is impressive. However, that doesn’t stop emergency medical situations from occurring.  Like the one that occurred with Teaser, a sweet-natured brown tabby that was...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:45pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital has the following events scheduled:  Homer Medical Center Community Open House:  5-7 p.m. April 4, a free event open to the public. Bring the whole family to meet the new providers, learn about the center’s comprehensive care for all ages and tou...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:17pm
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, “the best Cajun band in the world,” as Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Company describes the band, is coming to the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. The March 29 Ninilchik stop kicks off the Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 2013 season under the theme “Clammin’ It Up” ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:16pm
  • Seaton meetings canceled...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:01pm
  •   Dr. Stephen Haycox, University of Alaska Anchorage distinguished professor of history, will join Homer award-winning journalist and author Tom Kizzia to give a public presentation on “Seward: Alaska’s Indispensable Man” at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:00pm
  • Two separate car crashes, one involving a pedestrian and the other a four-wheeler, sent three people to the hospital over the weekend.  One man in Ninilchik was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital after being hit by a truck, and two boys in Voznesenka were taken to South Peninsula Hospital with...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:58pm
  • Dr. David Waters, DVM, poses with Kyrie, Robin Lohse’s 15-year-old Rottweiler, in Homer at the start on March 4 of his Grey Muzzle Tour, a national tour where the veterinarian visits geriatric Rottweilers across the country to assess their health as part of a study on aging and cancer resistance. ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:57pm
  •   The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a scholarship in the amount of $750 to a graduating senior from the Kachemak Bay area. Contact Carla at 235-8191 or a school counselor. Deadline is April 19.  Alaska Travel Industry Association&nb...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:37pm
  • Student news Homer resident and Azusa Pacific University student Alivia Erickson has made the academic deans’ list. She is honored for a fall semester 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Erikson is a nursing major who is joined by 1,698 ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:37pm
  • The goal of the Jan. 25-27 Hawaiian Rotary Global Peace Forum was to bring young leaders (under age 40) from all over the world in one place to give them an opportunity to share their visions for making a world at peace and to have Rotary leaders support and encourage those ideas.  Aung San Suu...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:36pm
  • Putting spring break to good use, Justice Sky of Homer and Mina Gherman of Anchor Point were among 20 youth from around the state to attend the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s 2013 Civics and Conservation Summit in Juneau.   This is Sky’s fourth year to participate in the event and ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:34pm
  •   Putting their physics know-how to use, Homer Middle School eighth-grade students took on the challenge presented by their science teacher, Jennifer Booz: Construct a bridge that will hold the most weight and have a high efficiency rating, load compared to bridge weight. Rather than steel or c...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:33pm
  • After taking third place in chapter competition in Anchorage, the Homer Middle School Mathcounts team of eighth-graders Zane Boyer, Kenny Cortez, Douglas Dean and Logan Harris are on their way to state competition in Juneau on March 30. They have been coached by Sara Reinert, who has taught math at ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:29pm

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