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  • It isn’t just books, pencils, paper and teachers awaiting students of the Kenai Peninsula Bolrough School District.  While youngsters from prekindergarten to 12th grade had the summer away from their studies, the district’s maintenance crews were hard at work. From top to bottom, inside and...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:55pm
  • At 18, Taylor Haller is no stranger to serving her community. A high school senior when classes begin at Susan B. English School later this month, Taylor volunteers as an ETT, emergency trauma technician, and firefighter for the city of Seldovia. When a fire broke out on Hesketh Island earlier this ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:54pm
  • It was a quiet week in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, according to derby coordinator Paula Frisinger. “A few prior (year) tags came in and a few weigh-ins that didn’t make the board,” said Frisinger of fish making it onto the Spit weigh-in board. That’s good news for Gene Jones of Bellevie...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:51pm
  • When the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open house at Homer City Hall Aug. 5, Homer area residents showed up, eager to hear about the seven area projects being planned by the state.  “The open house was a huge success. We had a great turnout, with almost 60 individ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:43pm
  • It isn’t a train, a streetcar or a bus. It’s a brand new Dodge minivan with room for four passengers or two wheelchairs and available for public transportation the end of this month. Through a program dubbed “Outside the Bus” by Joyanna Geisler, executive director of the Independent Living C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:21pm
  • The first two families that landed on Ninilchik’s shores in the mid-1800s could never have imagined a gathering like last weekend’s Salmonstock. However, when it comes to supporting future runs of Alaska salmon, a long-time staple of Ninilchik diets, they undoubtedly would have joined the crowd ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:05pm
  • The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of “fish, fun and music” presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:08pm
  • The 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby began May 15 and ends until Sept. 15. That means anglers still have plenty of time to land a prize-worthy fish.  Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, has maintained his lead in the big-fish category with a 236.2-pound flatfish he caught July 25 while fishing with C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:04pm
  • Make that one more delay for the M/V Tustumena, the 49-year-old, 296-foot vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System that provides service between Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak Island communities. Between April and October, the Tustumena also makes stops at Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Fal...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:22pm
  • Pilot cars, new pavement, new striping. Homer’s seen it all this summer. And it isn’t over yet.  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding an open house from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Cowles Council Chambers to provide information on seven upcoming projects in the Ho...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:26pm

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