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  1. BlueCrest unveils Anchor Point padRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion U.S Senator Lisa Murkowksi listens to an explanation from BlueCrest Chief Operations Officer John Martineck on a bus tour of the company's Hansen Production oil wellpad on Saturday, April 25 near Anchor Point. The Hansen Facility, where oil drilling is expected to begin in August, is named after nearby homesteaders Viola and John Hansen who are leasing the land to BlueCrest.

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  2. Approved by borough, peninsula marijuana growers now in final permittingRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    After the state issued its first marijuana growing permits on June 9 and 10, nine local cultivators were approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Many expect to have crops ready by the end of the year.

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  3. University of Alaska is rising to occasionRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    Many of you have been hearing in the local news this week about the proposal coming up for vote at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Monday, July 25, to move the Central Peninsula Hospital service area line further south. What many local resident aren't aware of is the direct and severe impact that this proposal may have on the availability of medical services in Ninilchik.

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  4. BlueCrest addresses fracking plansRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    Within a few weeks drivers passing between Anchor Point and Ninilchik may see a new feature on the coastline - BlueCrest Energy's 30 foot-tall drill rig, scheduled to be erected soon on the oil company's wellpad around Mile 151 of the Sterling Highway. With the rig - shipped from Houston, Texas - BlueCrest plans to drill a well that will curve into the Cosmopolitan sandstone formation, about 3 miles from the Cook Inlet shore and 7000 feet beneath it, to extract oil.

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  5. Nomad Shelter approved as high tunnel builderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    A Homer business, Nomad Shelter, which crafts custom yurts, has been approved as a manufacturer for the federal government's high tunnel program. Nomad will be partnering with the High Tunnel System Initiative, a federal program, which has consistently expanded since its creation, especially in Alaska.

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  6. Good fishing draws crowds to South PeninsulaRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    I usually don't fish on the weekends because it's a great time to cruise the river accesses and The Spit to determine what's being nailed, where and how, while listening to "scout's honor" tales told 'round the cleaning tables. Besides, being the size of a mutant Wookie, it would take a majorly modified shoehorn to fit me into some of my favorite spots when the hordes descend on the Kenai.

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  7. Deputy KES chief gets bail in sex abuse caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy set bail and conditions of release on Wednesday for Stephen R. Boyle, 43, a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Boyle is the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services.

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  8. Questions remain in hospital service area boundary moveRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    An invisible line near Clam Gulch Tower means the landowners on the north side are likely paying a few dollars in property taxes each year and those on the south side are likely paying hundreds to the borough's two hospitals. The common boundary line between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area was drawn at the northern boundary of the Ninilchik Precinct after the borough voted to establish the service areas in 1969, a few years before Soldotna's Central Peninsula Hospital opened.

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  9. Keep out: Kenai Peninsula land managers work together to curb invasive speciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    Wearing a pump-powered backpack sprayer, long yellow gloves and protective goggles, Jen Peura looked more like she was out hunting ghosts than killing flowers. The seasonal biotech for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge pointed to a thin, leafy sprig near the narrow Egumen Lake trail.

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  10. Report examines five-year outlook for peninsula economyRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | Homer News

    The Kenai Peninsula's relatively diverse economy has some room to grow in the next few years, accommodating for lower oil prices and production as well as an aging population. The most recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, compiled by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, reviews some demographic and employment statistics while proposing broad goals for the next five years.

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  11. And the kings just keep on coming ...Read the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    When fishing starts heating up in the pristine waters of the lower Kenai it's akin to being in Vegas and rolling consecutive sevens from dusk to dawn with the payoffs in pure silver and greenbacks. Last week combo charters were nailing both shiny kings and moss colored halibut while the rivers surrendered coffers of dazzling chinooks.

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  12. District faces $1 million deficitRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    While the Legislature restored a base student allocation increase that had been eliminated in the eleventh hour a budget conference committee, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chose not to fund the entire maximum allowable contribution, escalating the school district's projected deficit from $200,000. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones told the Board of Education there is still an opportunity to counter the shortfall.

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  13. Panama Reds store expands gardening options in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer resident and longtime indoor gardener Beth Carroll works in the new Panama Reds Indoor Gardening Store in Homer. Carroll's wealth of growing knowledge is available to customers with questions about starting and maintaining their own gardens.

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  14. Murkowski holds field hearing to discuss conflicts on Kenai PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Homer News

    From left are Chris Maisch, state forester and director of the Alaska Division of Forestry; Mike Navarre, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor; Cindy Clock, executive director of the Seward Chamber of Commerce; Gease, and Ted Spraker , who represented the Kenai chapter of Safari Club International. KENAI - Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited Kenai Tuesday to hold a field hearing for the Senate Resources Committee on how federal management conflicts with local management on the Kenai Peninsula.

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  15. Senior baseball players say farewellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Mariner baseball recognized its four seniors - Kyle Johnson, Greg Smith, Michael Swoboda and James Webber - before their victorious final home game on Thursday, May 19, against Kenai Central High School. "It's kind of bittersweet.

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  16. Mariner soccer season ends with losses against ColonyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Both boys and girls teams for the Homer High Mariners lost to Colony on Thursday, May 19, ending the Mariner's soccer season before reaching states. While the girls lost in a shutout with six points on them, the boys gave Colony a run for the win.

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  17. Homer's college campus is pay-it-forward dividendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Forty years ago, the first college and community education classes were offered in Homer by KPC, and what a long way we've come since then. From a handful of students, our Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College has grown to serve nearly 750 online and campus-based students each semester.

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  18. Charter fishing restrictions dampen derby ticket salesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Homer News

    The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars. The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Executive Director Karen Zak, is for both locals and tourists to purchase a derby ticket before halibut fishing.

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  19. Support industries feel pinchRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Homer News

    The round tables were fringed with people chatting leisurely and exchanging bits of news, like they were on lunch break. A few feet away, two young men ignored the conversation and clicked away on desktop computers.

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  20. Homer students use video technology to learn in a classroom without wallsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer High School social studies teacher Kendra Nelson's first period world history class includes students from Homer High School and Kenai Central High School, yet neither school has to make tricky travel arrangements. Using video-conferencing technology, Nelson's students connect with Greg Zorbas' students in Kenai at the click of a button.

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