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  • 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
  • At the top of a list of items on the Homer City Council's consent agenda were two items that, if passed, would change the Homer Spit zoning code and allow accessory uses like lodging in the Marine Commercial zoning district. Monday night, those two ordinances, 13-11 and 13-12, were only being introd...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:02pm
  • With 16 teams and an organizing committee hard at work, the 2013 Relay for Life of Homer, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is lining up to be a success. Anyone wanting to help sponsor the June 7-8 event has until April 28 to sign up, with payment due in May. For more information on being a Re...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:52pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Port Graham woman with making terroristic threats against her 1-year-old son. After checking to make sure the boy was OK, troopers arrested Elizabeth Kvasnikoff, 27, on one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a class C felony. Kvasnikoff was char...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:51pm
  • The eighth annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street. Accepted items include computers, electronics and batteries. Smoke detectors, vacuums, PCBs, audio tapes and video tapes will not be accepted....

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:50pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 26: Middle school math meet, Homer Middle School, 9 a.m.-1:10 p.m. April 30: Middle school borough band-choir, Soldotna Middle School, all day event. Pre-Kindergarden Title I Assessments Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 hav...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:50pm
  • The following Homer High School students have been named to the Mariner Gold honor roll for the third quarter for having a 4.0 grade point average: • Ninth grade: Isabel Beach, Mikylla Blauvelt, Nolan Bunting, Kyle Carroll, Ren Carroll, Wyatt Frank, Hunter Harris, Barae Hirsch, August Kilcher, Meg...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:46pm
  • What better way to illustrate "the art of bouncing back," the theme of the 17th annual Alaska Youth Court Conference held in Homer last week, than with a blanket toss? Drawing from his Inupiat roots, Gregory Nothstine, a Kingikmiut (Inupiat) with the Alaska Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage, des...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:44pm
  • Local and visiting walkers and runners young and old turned out Saturday to honor victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Homer's 26.2-minute event, one for each mile of the marathon, was held on the new Homer High School track. Asked by organizer Mike Illg to wear shirts, hats or jackets ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:28pm
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    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:39pm
  • Homer Electric Association will provide  public tours of its new Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project from 1-4:30 p.m. May 1. The tours will be approximately 30-minutes long and provide the public with an opportunity to get an up-close look at the new power generation facility. The pl...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:02pm
  • BANCHORAGE — A new non-partisan group seeking repeal of an oil tax cut says the measure approved by state legislators was a massive giveaway that will benefit major oil companies and hurt Alaskans.Members of Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway on April 18 announced the referendum’s prime sponsors are ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:01pm

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