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  • Being “chopped” sounds frightening. So does taking a final. Put the two together, it became an opportunity for Homer High School students in Lauren Childers’ culinary arts class to demonstrate their cooking know-how. For the judges — HHS teacher Paul Story; Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer; and you...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:49pm
  • In Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School, the boys and girls broadened their horizons when it came to the tradition of writing letters to Santa.  They penned correspondence for the holiday, including some thought-provoking questions and a few special requests, to h...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:29pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week added a charge of kidnapping to an initial charge of third-degree assault in a Nov. 30 incident....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:09pm
  • Less than two months after a text alerting his sister, Linda Rourke, that he was in the hospital with an infection requiring surgery, Tommie CarlinSchauer, known locally as “Coach Tommie,” 57, died Dec. 18, of cancer in Green Bay, Wis....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:08pm
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    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Maybe it’s the clear, echoing tones. Maybe it’s the hundreds of years of history. Maybe it’s the motion of shining bronze being lifted and lowered as note follows note.  Whatever it is, there’s just something about the bells. Mary Fell grasps a handle with each of her black-gloved hands...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:04pm
  • With applications for Homer City Manager open until the position is filled, as of Monday, 49 people had applied for the job of the city’s top administrator. In response to a public records request from citizen activist Ken Castner last week, retiring City Manager Walt Wrede made publicly available...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:02pm
  • As one of his final accomplishments in office, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has given Homer area veterans a gift. He helped facilitate a five-year contract with Homer Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs that will cover the cost of veterans participating in HSC’s adult day services program, ...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:59pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker is reaching out to community and business leaders to help guide him through some tough times with the state budget. In a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Dec. 15, Walker’s first address to a major business group since taking office Dec. 1, the governor pro...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:51am
  • ANCHORAGE — The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle. Lockheed Martin beat out three other bidders to reconfigure a launch pad at t...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Jorge Davila, left, jokes with Andy Armstrong and his wife Krystine Howell of Homer after Andy won the Chamber’s 2014 Fall “Double Down” Cash Raffle, worth $13,000. The chamber held its annual raffle drawing at the Homer Elks Club...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • SOLDOTNA — Members of the public and private sectors have joined to address Soldotna’s potential for expansion. The Soldotna Planning Team consists of city officials, council members, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff and business owners. The group met Dec. 9 at the Donald E. Gilman River Cente...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:44am
  • For the second weekend in a row, the Mariner ski team was forced to be flexible when their race was rescheduled at the last minute. The team was supposed to compete in the two-day Lynx Loppet Race on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, but soon after they arrived in Anchorage on Thursday they learned ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • The sign in the window of Revamped, a new clothing boutique with a colorful inventory that opened along Pioneer Avenue just over a month ago, declares that the store carries “nearly new clothing” for “divas of any age and size.”  Inside, racks of brightly patterned women’s clothing li...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Today: Caroling, grade 2, 10 a.m. Today: Christmas party, grades 2-4, 1 p.m. Dec. 19: End of second quarter, inservice, no school. Fireweed Academy (al...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:42am
  • Spa Envy will host the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s December After Hours Event from 5-7 p.m. today. The business, which has been opened since Oct. 1, is located in the historic building next to Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, on Pioneer Avenue near Main Street. The business offers manicures, pedic...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:41am
  • The Homer Middle School Huskies boys basketball team took fourth place in the six-team borough middle school basketball tournament over the weekend. They began the competition with a win against the Skyview Middle School team, but then lost to Nikiski, who went on to win the tournament, and lost to ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • If one of the presents under your tree is wrapped in a nautical chart and tied with a bow, chances are good that someone’s been shopping at the Blue Urchin.  The eclectic shop located on the Harbor Boardwalk has been open, by popular request, for limited hours between Thanksgiving and Christm...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • Homer Middle School recently held their school-wide geography bee. Eighth-grader Levi Dabney, left, was the champion and fellow eighth-grader Dexter Lowe, right, finished as runner-up. Nearly 70 students from grades 7-8 chose to participate in the bee, which included a preliminary round paper and pe...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:38am
  • A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am

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