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Soldotna trial lawyer Eric Derleth testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Jan. 20 during the introduction of an ordinance that intends to ask local voters if marijuana cultivation should be prohibited within the rural areas of the borough. Derleth is the co-founder of the Kenai Community Coalition on Cannabis, which has hosted two town hall forums to help educate residents on the benefits of marijuana in the community.

Public speaks against pot farm ban  updated 12:45pm

An anticipated faceoff between a Wolf and a defense lawyer took center stage during two hours of public testimony at the Jan. 20 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. A large audience that ... Read More

Some assisted living homes to close because of Medicaid waiver denials 01/21/15

In the continuum of care for Homer’s senior population, a group in the middle not sick enough to require full nursing care but not well enough to live independently has fallen victim to...

Angelica has army of angels assisting 01/21/15

Hold a spaghetti feed and auction benefit and you just never know what will happen. 

In the case of Sunday’s event benefitting Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor...

Business

HHS, KBC, marine trades partner to open doors to job opportunities

With 60 percent of the nation’s seafood harvested and processed right here in Alaska and with more than 47,000 miles of coastline, it makes sense that the marine sector would offer thousands of ...

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Arts

Forward into the past: ’60s Show crosses generational boundaries

Calling itself “a trip down Penny Lane” — uh, that would be a Beatles song — “The ’60s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” is more like a bridge between the past and present. With cast and crew ...

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Schools

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 2: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Feb. 4: Early release day.   Chapman School Today: Spelling bee, grades 3-8, 9 a.m. Today: Volleyball vs Nikolaevsk. Jan. 31: Wrestling at Nikiski, 10 a.m. Jan. 31: Cabin Fever Variety Show, 7 p.m.

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Sports

Mariners lose battle to Stars, 3-2

The Mariners last at-home hockey game of the season was a bitter battle against the SoHi Stars Tuesday night. The Soldotna varsity team was the first onto the board, scoring two points in the ...

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Outdoors

Mountainfilm fest: a respite from snowless winter

Rain, ice and a drought of snow have made this winter almost unbearable for people who would rather be outdoors playing. As Homer hopes for fluffy white flakes falling from the sky, an annual ...

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Opinion

Engine trouble brings TOTE ship into bay

It was probably the shortest job in the business. Marine pilot Captain Donal Ryan took the M/V Midnight Sun out of its anchorage off the tip of the Homer Spit to the pilot station near the green ...

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