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  • By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG  Homer News and JERZY SHEDLOCK   Peninsula Clarion  A chance encounter at the Anchor Point Grocery Store by an Alaska State Trooper with a suspect wanted for kidnapping, armed assault, robbery and burglary l...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21am
  • Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill cut logs are the winning entries in the BIZ-Idea 2012 Contest.   A cooperative effort between the Friends of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:18am
  • Although Buccaneer Oil Alaska got from the city of Homer an extension to Dec. 8 to moor its jack-up rig, the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, at the Deep Water Dock, it doesn't look likely state permits will be issued by Saturday to allow it to put legs down at the Cosmopolitan site off Anchor Poin...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:52am
  • With less than two months to go for property owners to object to the proposed Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, so far, objections have been light. As of this week, of the 3,855 lots in the assessment district, the city clerk’s office has received objections from owners of 110 parcels...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:51am
  • MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, a local collaborative for community health improvement, recently received a grant from the Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations fund of The Alaska Community Foundation. That grant has already be...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • Middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the first annual Alaska Regional Science Bowl to be held in Anchorage in March. The registration deadline has been extended to Dec. 15. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate, and ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to a collaborative effort between the city of Homer and the Homer Marine Trades Association."It went really well, said Bryan Hawkins, Homer's harbormaster. "Homer d...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:40am
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local fishermen say they are uninterested in taking out loans to recover from last season.Businesses in affected ar...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:37am
  • After serving for 23 years as the district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Homer, Mark Kinney is putting away his Xtratufs, and retiring. His last day in the office was Nov. 30....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:36am
  • Debbie Dauphinais has been settling into her job as the new Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival coordinator, taking over from Christina Whiting. A former volunteer with the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Dauphinais took over duties as the shorebird coordinator in August. Dauphinais said W...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:33am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each; or both can be purchased for $130. The money collected from ticket sales goes to putting on the Fourth of ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32am
  • Homer Police on Monday charged an Anchor Point man with first-degree arson, a felony, for burning a fishing boat in dry dock at the Northern Enterprises Boatyard on Oct. 29. Police allege Mike Makai Martushoff, 58, intentionally set his father's boat, the Slava II, on fire in an attempt to kill hims...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:27am
  • Think you know the teen brain? Sure. Most of us were teenagers once. All the thrilling experiences of adolescence should come rushing back just at the thought.Yeah, right.Last Thursday, five high school students with Promoting Health Among Teens, or P.H.A.T., spoke on "The Amazing Adolescent Brain" ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:26am
  • The holiday season is here, and we all love to give. Maggie Alston, a seventh-grade student at Homer Middle School, wanted to help the pets at Homer Animal Shelter find homes during the holidays. She developed an idea to sell candy canes to her fellow students and teachers to help with the cost of s...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:16am
  • Homer Middle SchoolDec. 8: Basketball, finals of borough tournament, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenai.McNeil Canyon Elementary SchoolDec. 14: Deadline to bring to school items for dry bean soup mix. Each student brings two cans of stewed, diced or whole tomatoes (14.5 ounce size).Dec. 18: Mini workshops.Ninilc...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:15am
  • When you think of giving to people around the world, what do you think of? The Homer Middle School student body has been given a new idea, a project that, when introduced to them, became not only a grade, but also a way to help other people....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:14am
  • Homer isn't the only city trying to figure out how to finance natural gas delivery to city residents and businesses. Homer's little neighbor to the east, Kachemak City, is in the same boat.For Homer, population about 5,000, the estimated cost of natural gas distribution within city limits after Enst...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:03am
  • Alaska’s annual flu season has started early, with reports of increased flu activity being reported to the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said last week in a press release. “The flu is here,” said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist f...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:04pm
  • A new school for Kachemak Selo is a step closer after passage of Resolution 2012-087 by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Nov. 20.  The resolution authorizes the borough’s participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program offered by the Alaska Department...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:02pm
  • Shoppers could see their weekly grocery bills go up $7.44 a week if the Homer City Council passes at its next meeting an  ordinance it moved forward Monday night. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:00pm

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