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  1. Floating strip joint visits HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | Homer News

    A pale-blue 110-foot Bering Sea crab boat anchored off the inside of the Homer Spit has gathered a bit more attention than the usual fishing boat in Kachemak Bay. The R/V Wild Alaskan might not be a Deadliest Catch star like the F/V Time Bandit, but she's become almost as famous.

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  2. Borough assessments draw criticism; appeal deadline is FridayRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Homer News

    Dramatic increases in borough property tax assessments on the lower Kenai Peninsula have raised a storm of protest. After assessments came out March 1, property owners and real estate professionals have criticized them as being too high, too sudden and not an accurate reflection of market changes.

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  3. Wrestling season begins; Kings field large squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Homer News

    Club wrestling started off strong with a small group of dedicated Anchor King wrestlers traveling to Soldotna for the Soldotna Whalers Freestyle tournament. Fourteen wrestlers went to compete.

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  4. Assembly votes to introduce invocation elimination ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Homer News

    The public will finally get a formal chance to weigh in on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's invocation practice in March. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the assembly voted to introduce assembly member Willy Dunne's ordinance that would eliminate the invocation from the proceedings.

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  5. Issues to watch at the Board of FisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Homer News

    In this July 2016 photo, anglers cast their lines into the Kenai River from the bank above the Sterling Highway Bridge in Soldotna, Alaska. Workers at Alaska Salmon Purchasers sort sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet in this July 2016 photo near Nikiski, Alaska.

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  6. School district plans changes to English language learners programRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Homer News

    Among the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's budgetary reactions to shrinking state funds is a proposal to save $624,302 by cutting English Language Learner tutors, who teach English to students learning it as a second language. During a budget worksession at the district Board of Education's Monday meeting, assistant superintendent John O'Brien elaborated on how and why school district administrators had planned the cuts.

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  7. Idaho fisherman fined $6,000 in fishing, hunting casesRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Homer News

    In a plea bargain, Teddy Beamis, 60, pleaded guilty to failure to present for inspection all fish he possessed and knowingly making a false statement on a hunting and fishing license. Beamis also has a home in Soldotna.

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  8. Students' freedom of speech needs to be protectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Homer News

    On Jan. 19 and 20, a Soldotna Stars high school hockey senior captain posted two tweets on his personal Twitter account that created a social media controversy. The first tweet read, "3 things I hate.

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  9. No joke: Climate change humanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Homer News

    An economist and a couple of environmentalists walk into a bar, and the bartender says, "What is this? Some kind of joke?" Well, in the case of the economist - yes. That would be Yoram Bauman of Seattle, a self-described stand-up economist who uses humor along with social science to approach the serious subject of climate change.

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  10. Tourism projected to grow 2% in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Photo by Elizabeth Earl, Morris News Service - Alaska Shanon Davis, the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, speaks to the crowd at the Industry Outlook Forum on Jan. 11 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The annual forum, hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, features speakers from a variety of different industries to provide insight on the upcoming year in their businesses.

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  11. Students play, sing with KPO this weekRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula students will get a chance to play and sing along with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra in a set of concerts this week. Through a program assembled at Carnegie Hall in New York City, elementary school students around the country are learning about music in cooperation with local orchestras.

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  12. HHA, Divas host Winter JamboreeRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | Homer News

    The Kevin Bell Arena will be busy this weekend, as women hockey players from around the state meet to create a spectacular display of hockey talent. The Homer Hockey Association and the Homer Divas Women's Hockey announce the seventh annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament scheduled to take place Jan. 13-15 at the ice arena on the Homer Spit.

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  13. Two file to run for borough mayor's jobRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | Homer News

    Though there are still nearly 10 months before Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will pick a new borough mayor, two people have already announced they are running. Sterling resident Charlie Pierce filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission in mid-October, approximately a year ahead of the election.

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  14. School EventsRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Homer News

    For more information about school board meetings, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the board meeting.

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  15. Just in time for Kenai Peninsula history conference, films from 1974 event foundRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Homer News

    Volunteers planning the 2017 Kenai Peninsula local history conference got a wonderful surprise in December. Long-lost films of a 1974 Kenai history conference have been found, salvaged and digitized.

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  16. School eventsRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2016 | Homer News

    Jan. 9: After-school skiing program begins. Students must have turned in a signed permission slip to participate.

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  17. Serenity House applies for detox center grantRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | Homer News

    Over the last several years, opioid addiction on the Kenai Peninsula and in Alaska in general has become a significant public health issue. Last May, the community coalition Change 4 the Kenai brought it to broader public attention with a series of highly attended town halls on the issue.

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  18. Plans for history conference advanceRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | Homer News

    The plans for a history conference next April in Soldotna marking the anniversary of America's purchase of Alaska from Russia are under way. With just over four months until the event, the organizers are gathering presenters, public engagement and, as always, stories.

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  19. Fish board wants review of fish habitat permit processRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | Homer News

    The Alaska Board of Fisheries is preparing to move forward on a formal motion asking the Legislature to review the state's fish habitat permitting process at the request of 13 Cook Inlet-area stakeholders. The group, who made the formal request when the fish board met in Homer earlier this month, wants the board to ask the Legislature to update Title 16, the section of Alaska statute that covers the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's responsibilities.

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  20. Oxygen therapy being used to treat a variety of medical issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Homer News

    Dr. Patrick Huffman and his staff joke that they may nickname the latest tool in their disease-fighting arsenal R2-O2. The resemblance of the low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen chamber in Huffman's Frontier Natural Health office in Homer to the beloved Star Wars' robot character R2-D2 is hard to miss.

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