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  • With very little fanfare, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education passed a more than $161.2 million operating budget that leans heavily on unassigned fund balance, or district savings, to balance revenues and expenditures during the coming fiscal year.During Monday’s work session and subseq...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:36pm
  • With almost 100 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District competing, Willem Strydom of Homer Middle School was the overall top scorer in last Friday’s ninth annual Kenai Peninsula Middle School Math Meet. The meet was held at Homer Middle School, with participating students from Au...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Prompted by what Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson called “an inordinate amount of confusion” in city election recount procedures that came about from a recount last October, the Homer City Council on Monday passed unanimously an amendment to the city code clarifying election procedures. Previously, t...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:22pm
  • During “Week of the Young Child,” April 20-27, young community members take center stage. There are playgroups scheduled, storytimes, a younger version of the Olympics, dance classes, tips for parents and more. Two southern Kenai Peninsula public schools — Chapman School in Anchor Point and Pa...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Ila Sylce, 2, experiments with different textures at a booth sponsored by The Center during the 2012 SAFE Kids Fair. This year’s fair will be at the Homer High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26.   Related stories:...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • This week, Best Beginnings of Homer celebrates the “Week of the Young Child” to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services. “Best Beginnings is a coalition of local nonprofit agencies and individuals who support earl...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan for addressing the state’s pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled. As HB385 was moving from committee, Senate Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol, discussing othe...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what’s known about methane hydrates. It is being considered a potential new source of fossil fuel. Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas. The department describes methane hydrate as a latt...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:55am
  • This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event is hosted by Bald Mountain Air Service. It will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Bald Mountain’s offices, 3758 FAA Road. There will be door prizes, pizza, and tours of the hangar and the fixed base operation. The mixer is open to the pub...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:54am
  • Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicator classes will be held in Kenai April 28, 29 and 30.  The Cooperative Extension Service will provide the training and materials needed to take the exam to become a certified applicator. This three-day class is the only on-site training offered in 2014 on the ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:54am

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