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  • The first Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter Shopping Derby starts today. Similar to last summer’s shopping derby, participants buy a $10 shopping derby ticket for a chance to win $1,000 in Homer Bucks, the town’s local currency. Each time derby ticket holders spend from $1 to $1...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:17pm
  • The Transportation Safety Adminis-tration recently announced an expansion of its PreCheck screening system to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for eligible travelers. Lorie Dankers, TSA public affairs manager, said the program should be implemented in Anchorage by early December....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, Susan Bell says commercial fishery permit holders lost an estimated $16.8 million in direct revenue. She says that do...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • The Roads to Resources proposal set forth by Gov. Sean Parnell as a funding mechanism to jump start work on four surface transportation projects in Alaska is slowly gaining steam, according to officials close to the work. In late 2011, the governor announced a $28.5 million budget proposal aimed at ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:14pm
  •   Malone Insurance Agency has been named the Top Independent Allstate Agency in Alaska by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement, high standards in customer satisfaction and customer retention in 2012.  The award recognizes the Malone Insurance Agency as one of ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:13pm
  • Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named Jerry Lawver of Homer the “Water Operator of the Year” for an area with a population of more than 1,000 and chose Fiona Hatton, a thi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:12pm
  • By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska By many metrics, Alaska’s financial institutions are doing well. All of the state’s banks posted an increase in total assets for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011. First National Bank Alaska ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:08pm
  • The Homer High DDF —Drama, Debate and Forensics — Team took 25 participants to the Bartlett High Tournament this past weekend and came home loaded with awards: First place, Humorous Interpretation (receiving all firsts for the entire tournament): Johnny Hamilton; First ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:17pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Nov. 22-23: Holiday. Chapman School Nov. 15-17: Small Schools Basketball Tournament, Nikolaevsk, TBA. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:16pm
  • Buccaneer Energy on Tuesday announced that work on its jack-up rig in the Homer Harbor is nearing completion and that the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will soon be ready for operations at the company’s Cosmopolitan site off Anchor Point. In a press release, Buccaneer updated ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:13pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer When Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead heard a presentation last year by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the benefits of using Apple’s iPod Touch in classrooms, he wanted to know more. For starters, Woodhead is always eager to impro...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:13pm
  •   Re-elected to serve in the 28th Alaska Legislature, representing House District 30, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, will serve as chair of the House Fisheries Committee. He also will be a sitting member of the House Resources, Education and Health and Social Services committees....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:07pm
  • Linda Tannehill of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, points out the energy costs for different methods of cooking a pot of beans. The Extension Service was one of 33 exhibitors at HEA’s Energy and Conservation Fair at West Homer Elementary ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:39pm
  • A 20-year-old Homer man was found dead on Friday morning in his car parked at a Skyline Drive overlook near Clearwater Drive. Homer Police said Nickolas Phillips died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to a press release, a person called police at 9:18 a.m. Nov. 9 say...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:37pm
  • The Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Seven days from now families and friends will sit down to meals of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fixings. For may of us, however, reality is a bit harsher. Finances are stretched. Unemployment isn’t just a statistic. Family is tho...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:36pm
  • In summer, thousands of visitors hike, raft, fish and camp in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay Wilderness State Park. Many of them make their own way there by private boat, but others arrive through water taxis, air taxis and guides, all permitted under Alaska State Parks regulations. In the...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:26pm
  • A Sept. 9 teen drinking party in which a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted has caused Homer to look at the issues of sexual assault, bullying and underage drinking. Fourteen student athletes at the Sept. 9 party were suspended from sports, and two high school students and one college student have been charged with sexual assault in that case.

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:14pm
  • A find here and a find there is one thing. Put all those finds together and a picture starts to take shape. Such has been the case with evidence of creatures that once made their home on the southern Kenai Peninsula.  The 2011 radiocarbon dating of two remains — an ankle bone and a tusk — i...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:08pm
  • Led by a U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the Veterans’ Day Parade heads down the Sterling Highway on Sunday to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:59pm
  • Officials from regional governments and utilities estimated an across-the-board energy load reduction of 1.5 percent on Oct. 30, between 6-8 p.m., during the fourth Energy Watch conservation drill. “Southcentral Alaska consumes approximately 70 BCF (Billion Cubic Feet) annually. ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:51pm

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