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  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ grand experiment in sustainable student housing has officially begun. UAF unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable Village, on Oct. 3. Unlike the generic dorms scattered across most campuses, the uni...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:31pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell has no immediate plans to change an administration policy that instructs employees to use state email for conducting state business, his spokeswoman said Monday....

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:26pm
  • A familiar subject — the anadromous streams ordinance — overshadowed the Oct. 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, again. Three residents, including Fred Braun, a local Realtor and head of the Citizens 4 Responsible Waterfront Land Use, testified against the measure to the assembly while ...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:25pm
  • The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has earned U.S. Coast Guard recertification for another year. This certification allows CIRCAC to continue monitoring oil facility operations and marine transportation in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. ...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:23pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula television viewers will see some familiar faces on the multi-segment “Buying Alaskan,” scheduled to show on the Discovery Channel at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday and at the same times on Oct. 28.  Philip Alderfer, broker-owner of the Alderfer Group; Sc...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:17pm
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking comments and information on a proposal to repair bluff erosion along mile 153.35 of the Sterling Highway, approximately 3.75 miles north of Anchor Point. An open house public meeting on the project will be hel...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:16pm
  • In a poignant ceremony with three generations of his family watching, Homer Mayor Emeritus James Hornaday pounded the gavel one final time and stepped down Monday night at his last meeting presiding over the Homer City Council. “It hasn’t been boring,” Hornaday said of his eight years as mayor...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:15pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A third person has been charged in the Sept. 8 incident in which a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted with an object at a large teenage party on East End Road. Alaska State Troopers at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday arrested a 16-year-old Homer...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:12pm
  • As property owners ponder whether to support the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, the city held its first two neighborhood meetings to help inform people about the district that, if passed, would build a 73-mile, $12.7 million natural gas distribution line throughout the city of Homer ...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:10pm
  • In Homer artist Gaye Wolfe’s last show, “ARTrageous Homer: A Human Tapestry,” she painted 14 portraits of artists, musicians and arts leaders from around Kachemak Bay. A face is missing from the show, one of Homer’s strongest supporters of the arts and most significant artists. Gaye Wolfe....

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:07pm
  • After 11 years living in the 2,000-square-foot, post-and-beam house Gary Stevenson built for himself and his wife, Grace, Stevenson woke up on a recent September morning anticipating the view he has enjoyed since they moved in: an unobstructed look at Cook Inlet, the distant string of mountains and,...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 3:55pm
  • The Homer Theatre will show the last two debates between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Both debates will be shown live starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 22.  “Admission is free for all to experience the debates in an open, respectful, non-partisan environment,” the...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:10pm
  • The city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough canvass boards have tallied results in the Oct. 2 municipal election. The city of Homer ballot included three candidates for the two-year term of mayor and three candidates for two openings on the Homer City Council, each one a three-ye...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:08pm
  • As a result of recent floods, Gov. San Parnell declared a state disaster for the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula boroughs. The declaration has activated the state’s public and individual assistance programs. Representatives from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Manageme...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:07pm
  • Furniture movers to office helpers. Garden keepers to providing a compassionate presence in someone’s life. Hospice of Homer volunteers do all of that and more. Beginning Saturday, training will be offered for those interested in providing direct, person-to-person care. The 33-hours of training ar...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:06pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Chapman School Oct. 16: Basketball, Ninilchik at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Basketball, Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Imagination library story and craft night, ages birth-5, 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Inservice; no classes. Fireweed Academy Oct. 19: APC meet...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:49pm
  • At the Homer City Council on Monday, the council put on its agenda the most important item of the year: setting the fiscal year 2013 budget.  Homer City Manager Walt Wrede submitted the budget this week and the first public hearing was held. The council will make adjustments over the next three...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:48pm
  • If you are waiting at the Homer Airport for a flight, you will see a 1937-41 photograph of a group of strong-minded women. ...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:59am
  • The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant hit, while the quota for the bread-and-butter opilio crab season is down 25 percent, and the St. Matthew Island blue king crab quota is down 31 percent. As expected, th...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:44am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to recommend a halibut catch sharing plan at its meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5. The motion recommends a combined catch limit for the commercial and charter sectors, with each receiving a portion of the allowed harvest, beginning in 2014. The exac...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:42am

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