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  • There was no doubt in Phil Gordon’s mind what he saw sticking out of the ground near the mouth of Diamond Creek on Jan. 4. It was the tip of a horn. “When I saw it, I thought, ‘Oh, I know you,’” said Gordon, who grew up on a farm and can give graphic firsthand accounts of dehorning cattle....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:59pm
  • Last week’s basketball games wrapped up the Peninsula Conference season. Almost. This weekend is the conference tournament. Next weekend is the state championship. Representing the southern Kenai Peninsula in the conference tournament are girls teams from Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik and Seldovia, and bo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:20pm
  • Kachemak Selo and other schools off the state road system make it challenging for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to provide education to the borough’s younger residents. Add to that a mixture of languages, religions, cultures and family situations and the challenges only increase. Tha...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun is still on the distant side of the Kenai Mountains, its light beginning to spread down the Fox River flats and across the surface of Kachemak Bay. The bay’s whispered sur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:25pm
  • After hours of public testimony during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the assembly voted down an ordinance that, if passed, would have placed before voters in October the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in areas of the borough outside cities....

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Three Homer High School seniors — Evan Boyer, Patrick Latimer and Jonas Noomah — have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Lin Hampson, HHS advisor. “The principal was notified and then he notified them here at school,” said Hampson of the good news pa...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:56pm
  • It was a big Saturday for 10 Homer Middle School wrestlers participating at Boroughs competition at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna. “We did great,” said Coach Daniel Rios. “Our season was hard, but it all turned out well in the end. Ryan (Hicks) and Wayne (Newman) were my two surprises. It ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Lack of snow isn’t enough to stop Anchor Point residents when it comes to their annual Snow Rondi. Snow or no snow, the Rondi kicks off Saturday morning and events are planned through Sunday. The theme — “let loose” — is the perfect reminder that when it comes to fun this time of year, Hom...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:30pm
  • As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are selling “Angel Kits,” roadside emergency kits for a suggested donation...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Do it all?   No problem for Luke DeVault of Port Graham. Battle of the Books teams are allowed three students — a spokesperson, a recorder and a “thinker,” but for the third- and fourth-grade team at Port Graham School, Luke was it. The K-12 school with about a dozen students is on the so...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:38pm

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