Years Ago

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20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough launched several federally-funded programs to reduce the fire danger caused by the spruce-bark beetle epidemic. One program focused… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago The late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, visited Homer for groundbreaking ceremonies of the $10 million Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center,… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago Someone vandalized or stole works at the Pratt Museum’s “Facing the Elements” show before the exhibit formally opened. Carla Klinker’s sculpture, “Skin,”… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, announced that transportation appropriations approved by the U.S. Senate included $5.8 million for upgrading and expanding the Main… Continue reading

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20 years ago Opponents of Homer’s annexation proposal raised serious issues they wanted the City of Homer to address before the Local Boundary Commission could… Continue reading

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20 years ago Megan Corazza borrowed almost $200,000 to invest in the net — the seine net, not the Internet. At 21-years-old, she’s one of… Continue reading

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20 years ago A floatplane flipped in Beluga Lake after a sightseeing trip, forcing local business owner John Faulkner of Land’s End Resort and his… Continue reading

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20 years ago Music teacher Mark Robinson was named Educator of the Year by the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Robinson taught music to seventh-12th graders… Continue reading

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20 years ago The final state capital budget approved the week prior to this issue by the Alaska Legislatures cut money from proposed school maintenance… Continue reading

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20 years ago A petition to have a Greater Kachemak Fire & Emergency Service Area was signed by 216 voters and was certified. The effort… Continue reading

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20 years ago Homer High School, Chapman School and Homer Middle School were all set to welcome new principals in the fall after their current… Continue reading

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20 years ago Dispute over easement use in the Seldovia River Valley had the Seldovia Native Association threatening to close motorized access to the area… Continue reading

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20 years ago South Peninsula Hospital was considering layoffs as rising operating costs pointed to a potential deficit of up to $400,000 by the end… Continue reading

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20 years ago A group of residents began gathering signatures to form a service area for fire and emergency services in response to a plan… Continue reading

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20 years ago Those opposed to a proposed plan to annex land around Homer were gearing up for a fight, including seeking funds to help… Continue reading

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20 years ago Brother Asaiah Bates, 78, departed the Cosmic Hamlet when he died at 11:22 p.m. on March 28 at his home. Reporter Hal… Continue reading

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20 years ago Kenai Superior Court Judge Jonathan Link ruled the City of Homer petition to annex 25 square miles could proceed. Citizens Concerned About… Continue reading

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20 years ago Parents concerned about a comprehensive sex education program at Homer Middle School and Homer High School objected to the display of condoms… Continue reading

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20 years ago After 47 years in business, Kenai Supply closed its stores from Wasilla to Homer. The death of founder William Wells in December… Continue reading

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20 years ago Residents of an area the city of Homer proposed to annex gave the Homer City Council a clear message at its Feb.… Continue reading

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