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    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:40pm
  • With the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Attu being honored this month, there’s a bit of poignancy that a World War II era Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero is among the historic planes visiting Homer this weekend.  The Zero, one of only five flying remaining such aircraft, is part of a squadron...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:38pm
  • A week after the discovery of a suspicious bomb-like device that caused Homer High School to be evacuated, Homer Police are still investigating the incident and looking to work with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials on how to better respond in similar situations. “That’s definite...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:20pm
  • At Homer High School’s commencement ceremony Monday evening, valedictorians Dylan Faulkner, Katherine Kirsis, Ethan Kizzia, Samuel Reinert and Katie Pitzman brought their classmates to their feet and drew loud cheers and applause for the rap they’d written. Based loosely on a well-known rap song...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:20pm
  • “Tonight is all about you,” Dr. Allan Gee, Homer High School principal, told the graduates at Monday’s commencement ceremony.  The same could be said at schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District this week as high school seniors are handed their diplomas and tell their hig...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:13pm
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    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:39pm
  • BETHEL — A Bethel judge has ruled against some of nearly two dozen Yup’ik Eskimo fishermen cited for illegally fishing king salmon in the Kuskokwim River during a poor run last year. Several of the fishermen were found guilty Monday after their trials by judge resumed. Magistrate Bruce Ward adjo...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 2:20pm
  • A Japanese consortium working on an independent Alaska liquefied natural gas project has completed a feasibility study and given it to state officials. North Slope producers and TransCanada, who are pursuing their own LNG plant, also have been briefed on the proposal by officials with Japanese-owned...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 2:18pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A private liberal arts college in Anchorage is lowering its tuition by more than 30 percent, with a goal of making a college education more affordable for Alaskans and boosting enrollment, the president of Alaska Pacific University said. The school’s board last week decided to reduce...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 2:17pm
  • The eye-catching Anchor Point landmark on the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road is about to go away. On July 1, Sharon Carrico is closing the doors of Lazy Sun Tanning and Tours and the blue building, with each side covered in figures painted by Anchor Point artist Bill Cummings, wi...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:53pm
  • JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. State officials hope the plan will reinvigorate — and reshape — the debate over whether to drill on the refuge’s c...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:50pm
  • Despite the hold that winter seems to be exerting on us this year, it is finally time again for the opening of the Homer Farmers’ Market.   Actually, Homer producers have been defying the cold for a couple of weeks now.  Two weeks ago, Snowshoe Hollow Farm was down at the market site sel...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:49pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center board reached within its ranks for a new executive director and has named board member Jim Lavrakas to succeed current director Monte Davis after Davis leaves Homer in mid-August.  Lavrakas, 60, has been a chamber board member for three years....

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:48pm
  • Kenai Magistrate Jennifer Wells on Friday morning released on bail a Homer High School teenager charged with terroristic threatening for placing a fake bomb in a stairwell at the high school. Wells set a $1,000 performance bond for Zachary T. Fraley, 18, a graduating senior. Wells said $1,000 — th...

    Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:52am
  • Parnell adopted into Tlingit clan SAXMAN — Gov. Sean Parnell was adopted into the Eagle Killer Whale Clan of the Tlingit people during a ceremony in southeast Alaska. He was among a number of people adopted into the clan after a totem raising Saturday in Saxman, KRBD reported....

    Thu, 05/16/2013 - 1:37pm
  • Homer Police this morning have two suspects in custody after Homer High School was evacuated this morning when a suspicious device was found in a stairwell at about 8:55 a.m. All 370 students and staff were evacuated safely within three minutes. Classes have resumed and the school is back on a norma...

    Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:36am
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    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:17pm
  • Alaska State Troopers charged a man last week in relation to a burglary and theft of an Anchor Point cabin and two trucks. Trevor K. Latimer, 45, faces charges of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft and third-degree weapons misconduct, all felonies. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:09pm
  • It was cold water for some warm-hearted city officials, Homer Police Department personnel and Alaska State Troopers on Saturday at “Dunk the Fuzz,” a fundraiser benefiting the Homer Special Olympics. “It needed to be warm,” said a laughing Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, who found himself repe...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:07pm
  • A revised Homer Spit rezoning ordinance almost died on a 3-3 tie vote at Monday’s Homer City Council meeting after the council got hung up on the issue of allowing heliports as a conditional use. An amendment also died in a 3-3 tie vote to eliminate heliports from the rezoning ordinance.  Wit...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:04pm

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