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  • Homer High School teacher Francie Roberts has been appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, according to a Jan. 30 press release from the governor’s office. Roberts will serve a three-year term that expires March 1, 2016. “(Roberts) consistently maintains...

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:03pm
  • JUNEAU — Cook Inlet may have plenty of natural gas for years to come, Alaska officials are telling lawmakers. “There’s still large volumes of gas and oil, we believe, to be discovered,” said Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan said companies are planni...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:46pm
  • Issues with Cook Inlet gas production and looming shortages predicted by utilities received top billing in the opening days of the Alaska Legislature. But some lawmakers expressed dismay about tussles concerning how much gas is really in the basin, how much is immediately producible, and what the re...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:40pm
  • While some winter-weary locals think of warmer climates this time of year — the desert sun in Arizona is a good example — Robert Isaly has done the opposite. Formerly of Jerome, Ariz., Isaly has recently taken up a Homer address and, as the new chef at Beluga Bar and Grill, he’s brought the ta...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:39pm
  • An international business speaker with a background of professional success in broadcasting and business association management will be in Homer on Feb. 7 ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:37pm
  • By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska A recently released document has given the thumbs up for companies to take the first step in a potential geothermal energy project on Augustine Island, which hosts the volcano of the same name. A Jan. 14 document from Alaska Depar...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:33pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are asking for the public’s help picking out which state lands the borough should gain ownership of as part of its long-standing municipal entitlement land grant. To help, borough residents are being encouraged to use an online mapping tool and survey that will al...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Sixteen-feet wide. That’s the final number and detail in a 14-year dispute between members of the Snomads snowmachine club and an East End Road landowner, Tom Price Jr.  In Eastham et al. v. Price, a case dating back to May 1999, the court ruled in November that the width of a prescriptive ea...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:20pm
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    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:18pm
  • For the first time in more than a decade on the Kenai Peninsula, wildlife managers have a recent brown bear population estimate to inform their game management decisions. Ted Spraker, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game, said he suspects the new number — more than twice the old estimate — will ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:17pm
  • BP TEACHerS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS Feb. 14: Deadline to submit nominations of outstanding teachers who are making a difference for Alaska’s young people. The program is open to teachers statewide and nominations will be accepted online at ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:47pm
  • When it comes to the advice to think before you speak, the Homer High School students in the Drama, Debate and Forensics club have got it down. Judging by the Friday and Saturday DDF tournament at HHS, so do the 100 students representing Nikiski, Seward, Wasilla, South Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugia...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:47pm
  • Homer Police are seeking information about a driver who hit and knocked unconscious a 47-year-old man walking on Ben Walters Lane last Wednesday morning. An unidentified driver hit the man about 9 a.m. Jan. 23 in the area of Lupine Court and near the entrance to Building D of the Conifer Woods Apart...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Homer Police last week charged a third person in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of the Grog Shop. James Mumey, 49, was arrested for first-degree robbery and is now at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Kenai. Police said that Mumey provided the silver handgun that his older brother, John Mumey, 50, is alleged t...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:29pm
  • Temperatures in Homer were hovering around zero degrees Sunday afternoon, but at the Tustumena 200 volunteers’ meeting at Captain’s Coffee enthusiasm for this weekend’s sled dog race was anything but chilly.  In 2012, the 200-mile race incorporated McNeil Canyon Elementary School as a che...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:21pm
  • A plan to bring public transportation to Homer remains in the works, with a Chrysler handicap accessible van in Kenai and ready to roll sometime in the near future.  However, due to some contract requirements, getting vouchers printed and other details, the rubber has not yet quite met the road...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Does Homer’s silent majority want natural gas or not?...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:16pm
  • What does a pink-haired, tattooed, ear-pierced, outspoken, former hairstylist, current college student, 20-something single mother of twins from the central peninsula have in common with a soft-spoken, married, former nurse, current Homer author with sometimes evident strands of gray hair that hint ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:15pm
  • The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig — idling at dock in Homer since late August — could start drilling after the snow melts, an official with Buccaneer Energy said Friday. What was planned as a short eight-day stay in Homer before leaving to drill in northern Cook Inlet waters turne...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:56pm
  • On a blustery winter day with the temperatures dropping into the teens, the wind blowing 30 and the sun setting before 6 p.m., Alaskans look south — way south — and imagine themselves strolling a Hawaiian beach. Though thousands of miles apart and distant in latitude, we of the 49th state have d...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:47pm

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