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  • It isn't every day an artist is invited to show his or her work in a gallery. Especially artists in kindergarten, first and second grade. However, when 45 Fireweed Academy students were given that opportunity, they were not only quick to accept, but also filled the walls of Bunnell Street Arts Cente...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Through March 15: Vacation days. Homer High School...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:03pm
  • A whirlwind is Homer Mayor Beth Wythe's description of last week's trip to the state's capital and visits with members of Gov. Sean Parnell's staff and the Legislature. Traveling with Wythe was Katie Koester, the city's economic development coordinator. The city's lobbyist, Linda Anderson, assisted ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:54pm
  • In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, South Peninsula Hospital is offering reduced rate screening colonoscopies and a special free lunch presentation....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:47pm
  • The owner of several business condominiums has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Homer and the Homer City Council seeking to overturn the ordinance that created the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Ken Castner III said the ordinance violates his rights to equal prot...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:46pm
  • Orion Entertainment is currently casting for real estate agents and their buyers for a new television series on HGTV. Each episode of "Living Alaska" will feature a real estate agent and a potential buyer, as they tour three different properties within their price range. Orion Entertainment, a Co...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:45pm
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is looking to crown the next king or queen of Alaska seafood. The institute is hosting the Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off May 8 in Anchorage and inviting chefs from around the state to enter the competition for the honor of representing Alaska in August at the G...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:44pm
  • The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Team recently identified eight oil spill risk reduction options it feels could be immediately implemented to reduce the chances of accidental oil spills, or to reduce the impact of spills in area waters. The U.S. Coast Guard, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advis...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:43pm
  • JUNEAU — "I want to talk about the future," former Governor Bill Sheffield said as he began his lecture to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable last Thursday Without affordable energy, the future he painted for Alaska's present and future citizens was bleak....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:42pm
  • The state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has signed a $6.7 million contract with a Fluor/WorleyParsons joint venture to do preliminary engineering on a $1.7 billion gas conditioning plant at Prudhoe Bay. AGDC is an independent state corporation working on a 36-inch, in-state natural gas pipe...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:41pm
  • JUNEAU — Top officials from the Alaska Association of School Boards testified Monday afternoon in front of two senators on a subcommittee delegated by the Senate Finance Committee to work on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's budget, describing the goals of a four-year init...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:41pm
  • JUNEAU — The state could move toward taking responsibility for dredge-and-fill permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under a bill passed by the Alaska Senate on Monday. SB27, one of several bills related to permitting that have been proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell, passed 15-2. It now goe...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Although still located on Ocean Drive, Eagle Furniture and Accessories, owned by Alan Howell, has moved a few blocks to the east. On March 4, it opened its doors at 1355 Ocean Drive. "It's bigger and it's one story," said Howell of the 3,400 square-foot space now filled with Eagle Furniture's inven...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. says it will not extend the federal export license for its Kenai natural gas liquefaction plant when the license expires March 31. However, the plant will be maintained in a stand-by mode to be available if opportunities develop, company spokeswoman Amy Burnett said in a s...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:37pm
  • South Peninsula Haven House has announced the three winners for this year's Women of Distinction Awards, plus the "Hero of the Heart" award. The awards dinner, with music by Hallie Hudson, will be at Land's End Resort at 5:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $35 each or $265 for a table of eight. They are...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:16pm
  • Strange lights seen hovering over Kachemak Bay about 8 p.m. last Wednesday night weren't UFOs or other mysterious objects. The lights came from flares dropped from an Alaska Air National Guard Hercules C-130 doing night training. Units from the 175th Wing's 211th and the 212th Rescue Squadrons were ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:50pm
  • After two-and-a-half days of deliberation last week, a Homer jury last Friday morning found a Homer man not guilty on three felony counts of kidnapping, third-degree assault and third-degree weapons misconduct. The jury did find William O. Daugherty, 47, guilty on two counts of fourth-degree assault...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:48pm
  • In a town hall meeting last Friday that was part Q & A and part roundtable discussion, District O Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, gave Homer a look and a listen to its freshman senator after he'd been battle tested halfway through the legislative session....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:47pm
  • The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun. With online registration available, fishermen are already making clear their intentions to catch the winning fish. "The biggest difference this year is that we ar...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:45pm
  • A federal civil jury last Thursday exonerated three Homer Police officers and the city that employs them. In a unanimous verdict delivered about noon March 7, the 8-member jury found that Cherry Dietzmann and her children, the plaintiffs in a $45 million suit against the city and officers, did not ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:41pm

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