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  1. A look at the salmon habitat ballot initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Homer News

    Pink salmon mill in the shallows of Resurrection Creek near its confluence with Cook Inlet on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 in Hope, Alaska. Pink salmon can return to the river in large numbers in the late summer and early fall.

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  2. Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | Homer News

    It's par for the course in their family-owned business, Permafrost Distributors, a cannabis cultivation and retail operation based in Nikiski and Sterling. Another of their brothers helps with cultivation, and a high school friend of Chase Griffith's works in the store in Sterling.

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  3. School board to add video component to live stream in FebruaryRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2018 | Homer News

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be adding a video component to its meeting's live stream with the Feb. 5 meeting as a tentative start date. "We're at the point technically where we feel like we're ready to take the next steps," said Information Services Director Eric Soderquist during a work session on Dec. 4. "The logical next step is to replace that audio-only stream with the Polycom stream, which would be both audio and, introducing, the video component."

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  4. PEAKS test adds writing analysis portionRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2018 | Homer News

    The Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools, or PEAKS, test will feature a new prompt in the English language arts section for grades four through nine this spring. The Text-Dependent Analysis, or TDA, is a written question based on a passage, or multiple passages, read by the students, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Education.

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  5. Police arrest man after he swims in sloughRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2018 | Homer News

    A man who twice evaded Homer Police after they responded to reports of criminal mischief and assault on Sunday eventually got caught dripping wet after a swim in Beluga Slough. Homer Police arrested Jason Christman, 40, in the yard of an Ocean Drive Loop home after catching up with him when he ran down Bishop's Beach, jumped in the icy water and swam across the mouth of the slough between the beach and the Munson Point neighborhood.

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  6. Anchor Point Food Pantry fills stomachs and spiritsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Homer News

    Going into its 12th year, the Anchor Point Food Pantry continues its mission of outreach and support for members of the community, working to spread awareness and make a difference in residents' lives. Serving the lower Kenai Peninsula from Anchor Point to Nikolaevsk to Happy Valley, the volunteer organization sees a steady and growing demand for the most basic of human needs - food.

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  7. New fracking procedure ignores request for public commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Homer News

    When southern Kenai Peninsula residents heard BlueCrest's plans for the Cosmopolitan project just north of Anchor Point, it brought two new words into our vocabulary: hydraulic fracturing, or, simply, fracking. We had heard those words used in relation to increased earthquakes.

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  8. New math prof starts at KBCRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Homer News

    Kachemak Bay Campus math professor poses in his office in Bayview Hall at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer welcomed to its ranks this year Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Johnson.

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  9. New artist finds patterns for fashionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | Homer News

    Amy Kruse poses for a photo at a First Friday reception on Dec. 1 2017 at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. Amy Kruse poses for a photo at a First Friday reception on Dec. 1, 2017 at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska.

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  10. District superintendent hears busing complaintsRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2017 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek said he knew that when he traveled down to Homer last week, he would be asked about student transportation. That topic dominated the hour-long coffee social Dusek hosted Thursday, Dec. 7 at K-Bay Caffee for members of the public to give the district feedback as well as ask questions.

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  11. DEC responds to truck crash on Anchor RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | Homer News

    A photo provided by Cook Inletkeeper shows a Freightliner truck operated by AK Trucking that overturned on the Nikolaevsk Road near the North Fork of the Anchor River, Alaska. The crash spilled an estimated 15 gallons of fuel, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

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  12. Alaska Native graduation rates riseRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | Homer News

    Graduation rates for Native Alaskan students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continue to rise, with 91 percent of Native students graduating in fiscal year 2017, said Native Education Program Coordinator Conrad Woodhead at the Native Leaders Gathering on Friday. The Native Alaskan graduation rate has risen to surpass the overall district graduation rate, which was at 84 percent in FY17.

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  13. Soldotna works on marijuana regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Homer News

    In this December 2016 photo, marijuana plants grow under heat lamps at marijuana cultivation facility Croy's Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. The cannabis industry is coming to the city of Soldotna, but first, the rules and regulations need to be set, and this process starts in work sessions.

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  14. Agencies work on public transportation projects, fundingRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | Homer News

    With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the most of the funding out there. The Kenai Peninsula's sole public transit system is operated by a nonprofit - the Central Area Rural Transit System, or CARTS.

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  15. Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvementRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement. Peninsula Crime Stoppers, a central peninsula-based nonprofit , offers cash rewards for people who turn in tips related to crimes on the Kenai Peninsula.

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  16. Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvementRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement. Peninsula Crime Stoppers, a central peninsula-based nonprofit , offers cash rewards for people who turn in tips related to crimes on the Kenai Peninsula.

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  17. Arts BriefsRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Homer Council on the Arts presents the annual Nutcracker Faire from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Homer High School. The show features a variety of handmade gifts crafted by more than 100 artists, including pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography, preserves, handmade soaps and other health and beauty products, clothing, paper goods, and more.

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  18. Alaska VA to expand, continue work on wait time issuesRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2017 | Homer News

    The agency, which provides health care services to all veterans in Alaska, currently has about 550 employees but plans to add another 100 soon, said Alaska Veterans Health Care System Director Dr. Timothy Ballard. He visited Kenai Thursday to meet with staff at the Kenai VA clinic and to host a town hall meeting for veterans at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, which he has done once every three months since taking the job.

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  19. Human rights lawyer from Kenya speaks to peninsula students about importance of educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | Homer News

    Human rights lawyer and Kenya native Chris Mburu takes a selfie with Kenny Daher of Project GRAD, center, and Kimani Nyambura, right, in front of the mountains Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in Port Graham, Alaska. Mburu, who started a foundation to put Kenyan children through school after being sponsored himself, gave presentations to several Kenai Peninsula schools this week along with Nyambura, one of the students who has been able to go to school thanks to the foundation.

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  20. Homer's Meals on Wheels program gets new Subaru after winning grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | Homer News

    Mayor Bryan Zak delivers the first meal to be driven by the Homer Senior Citizen Center's new Subaru to resident Marilyn Prevost on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. Prevost, 80, has lived in Homer for 73 years and receives some of the more than 3,000 meals given out by the program each year.

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