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  • Six Kenai Peninsula schools, including three on the lower peninsula, have earned a five-star rating, the highest available, under a new state accountability system. With Alaska receiving a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind, results of that system developed by the Alaska Department of Educ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:56pm
  • With the closing of the filing period for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough candidates in the upcoming Oct. 1 election, four Homer residents have thrown their hats into the ring for two city council openings. Seldovia resident Sunni Hilts will be running unopposed for re-election to KPB Scho...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:55pm
  • Sherry Bess’ canine companion, Mayberry, receives a blessing from Reverend Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church at The Blessing of the Animals on Saturday....

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:39pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, allowing the organization to continue its mission of representing the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in the inlet. The council learn...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 1:03pm
  • Winter sports have an undeniable tourism draw for Alaska, but a recent effort in Anchorage could increase that economic impact several times over. In June, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan announced that he was forming an exploratory committee to consider a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 1:01pm
  • SOLDOTNA — As several hundred people crowded around, waiting to get into the glass, steel and aluminum space housing the Kenai Peninsula College — Kenai River Campus’ new Career and Technical Education Center, Spencer Litzenberger had a different idea. The Blazy Construction Inc. worker knows ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:59pm
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited has identified a new gas zone at the Cosmopolitan well drilled by the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence off Stariski Creek and north of Anchor Point in lower Cook Inlet. The well tested 16 million cubic feet daily of natural gas....

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:59pm
  • JUNEAU — Celebrity Cruises announced Tuesday it was canceling the remainder of a seven-night cruise to Alaska, plus four additional cruises, after mechanical issues forced a ship carrying more than 3,100 passengers and crew members to return to port in Ketchikan. The cruise line said in a statemen...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:58pm
  • The Anchor Point-Homer natural gas trunk line achieved an important step last Friday when Enstar Natural Gas energized the first 17 miles of the gas line from Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point to Homer High School on Fairview Avenue....

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:54pm
  • Following his and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’s recent success with Walmart Stores Inc., U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will continue his campaign requesting international food-chains stock Alaska seafood. Begich on Friday wrote Sodexo USA President and CEO George Chavel asking that the corporation serve Alas...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:53pm

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