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  • 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
  • With one member excused, three participating telephonically, two present in the council chambers, and with Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepping away from the gavel due to a conflict of interest based on her employment at Homer Electric Association, the Homer City Council approved a not-to-exceed $12.1 mi...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Members of Homer Middle School’s leadership council — Charlie Menke, Elan Carroll, Kira Hamilton and Halen Hernandez; Maya Jones is not pictured — prepare to deliver results of a school food drive to Homer Community Food Pantry. Between Feb. 21 and March 1, the school’s 180 students gathered...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:47pm
  • Save-U-More manager Mark Hemstreet puts canned food in Kandu the Care O’Saurus, the Homer Food Pantry collection sculpture, after artist Brad Hughes installed it Tuesday at Save-U-More. Kandu roars when the bone lever is pressed to open his jaws. Hughes and assistant J.P. Rooks donated time and ma...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:22pm
  • Eric Pederson, site administrator at Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat, a K-12 school in Quinhagak, has been offered and has verbally accepted the position of principal at Paul Banks Elementary School, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Wednesday. Pederson and two other candidates were i...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:17pm
  • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships, $500 award for high school seniors (B-C student), Auxiliary Unit 16 scholarship, deadline is April 1. Western District American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500-$1,000. For continuing students who are members of the Legion family. Due March...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:15pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 8: Inservice, no school. March 11-15: Vacation days. Chapman School April 2-4: SBA testing, grades 3-8. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Ma...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:15pm
  • After a half decade of being an administrator with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, David Larson is heading back to the classroom. "I'm going from being the principal here at Homer Middle School to a high school language arts teacher for the district," Larson told the Homer News. Where e...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:12pm
  • The jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence received one of its certifications that will allow it to move soon to the Cosmopolitan oil and gas lease site off Anchor Point. The city of Homer has set a March 20 deadline for the jack-up rig to move because of a fender repair project on the Deep Wa...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:03pm
  • Pins were racked nonstop at Kachemak Bowl on Saturday, where packed lanes of young and old bowled for the "Bowl for Kids Sake" event, a fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Homer program. More than 100 participants and 16 teams attended the event to raise a goal of $9,000 for the Homer pro...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:03pm

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