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  • Flight company ordered  to pay whistleblower pilot ANCHORAGE (AP) — An attorney for a Homer-based Bald Mountain Air Services says the company denies allegations that it improperly fired a pilot in 2012. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:40am
  • The market for Alaska’s refineries is becoming even tougher with reduced demand and increased pressure to compete with imported fuels....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:38am
  • Kachemak Board of Realtors President Gina Pelaia poses with Darlene Hildebrand, executive director of Hospice of Homer, after presenting Hildebrand a check for $2,000 for Hospice. The Realtors raised the money during their annual Christmas Auction and Benefit. In addition to presenting Hospi...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:35am
  • The FDA could require mandatory labeling for genetically engineered salmon as soon as March. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has lifted a nomination hold on the nomination of Dr. Richard Califf as U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief, saying the administration has guaranteed mandatory labeling requirements f...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:33am
  • ANCHORAGE — Marijuana business can expect a hefty square footage price for retail, cultivation and manufacturing leases within the Municipality of Anchorage once they open for business. On Wednesday, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board started accepting business license applications. In the meantim...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:31am
  • Local representatives of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project said that although their leaders have spoken of possible delays, employees of the project remain set on smaller steps before them. These steps include creating final drafts of impact reports and completing property acquisitions ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:30am
  • JUNEAU — A regulatory board in Alaska on Wednesday began accepting applications for marijuana business licenses — the next step in setting up the state’s legal pot industry. Leif Abel has had the date marked on his calendar. He and his partners have been building a facility on the Kenai Penins...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:27am
  • Homer High School is taking an artistic approach to difficulties faced by students. Several pieces of installation art can be seen around the school — from a white board where students wrote their aspirations to a slew of insults covering the walls of a stairwell.  Art teacher Alayne Tetor as...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:42am
  • Chapman School Feb. 26: Volleyball tournament at Chapman. Fireweed Academy (all grades) March 11 : Teacher inservice day, no school. March 14-18 : Spring break, no school Fireweed Academy K-2) ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:26am
  • McNeil Canyon Elementary students are heading to Tustumena Elementary in Kasilof to compete in the district forensics competition on Saturday at 10 a.m. McNeil students will compete against others from throughout the peninsula, including Sterling, Soldotna, Seward and Nikiski, across nine categories...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:23am
  • Homer High school’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team finished their season by taking several awards at the state tournament held at East Anchorage High School from Feb. 18-20.  Nolan Bunting took home the Student of the Year award, which recognized him out of all the students in the state for...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:21am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will receive $1.2 million more from the state than originally estimated for the current school year. Unexpected enrollment increases in the Connections Home School Program and number of intensive needs students floated the extra funding. “Students who qu...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:19am
  • Homer Electric Association (HEA) is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors. The cooperative’s board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:07am
  • The night before entrepreneurs across Alaska were able to apply for marijuana business licenses, the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly affirmed its local regulations. With a few exceptions, marijuana businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will be regulated similarly to the way the state has chosen...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:07am
  • Panel advances national checks  for pot business applicants JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that would allow regulators of Alaska’s up-and-coming legal marijuana industry to obtain national criminal history checks on those applyin...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:05am
  • Three Homer High School students sit on a peak of academic achievement as part of the top 10 percentile of students in the country. Each year, about 50,000 students are picked out of the 1.5 million students who enter the National Merit Scholarship Program as semifinalists or commended students. Fro...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:55am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:32am
  • A new beach policy passed at the Feb. 8 Homer City Council meeting came back for reconsideration at Monday’s meeting. On a move for a do-over by council member David Lewis, the council made one change — allowing vehicle use for seasonal coal picking at the Mariner Park Beach — but otherwise le...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:17am
  • Editor's note: The article has been changed to correct the name of Walter Swearingen and to clarify his medical situation regarding pain medication. Had Irwin Ravin been alive Monday to see the Homer City Council debate commercial cannabis in the city, he might have been amazed to hear the ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:09am
  • City-owned Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association agreed to purchase ConocoPhillips one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit gas field for a total of $152 million. Under the agreement ML&P will own 70 percent of the unit share and Chugach will take the remaining ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:34am

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