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  • An Alaska Air Guard Guardian Angel team early on July 28 rescued two hikers lost near China Poot Lake on the south shore of Kachemak Bay. An Air Guard Pavehawk helicopter took Patrick King, 57, of Kenai, and Victoria Baldasarre, 55, of Amherst, N.H., to the Homer Airport. Both were uninjured. The hi...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:40am
  • Candidate filing periods opened this week for Homer City Council seats and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, Board of Education and service area boards.  The Homer filing period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 17; the borough filing period ends at noon Aug. 17....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:40am
  • Fish cutters at Coal Point Seafoods notice there’s less halibut coming into the 23-year-old fish processing business on Thursdays. Clad in head nets, aprons and rubber boots, they might grumble about filleting boney pollock instead. On Thursdays, they see more pollock, as well as salmon, lingcod, ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:36am
  • Alaska’s economy and demographics are changing. Declining revenues have serious long-term implications for local government. Underlying causes — the oil industry decline and the graying population — are more pronounced for the Kenai Peninsula than for the state as a whole. While the city of Ho...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:28am
  • Alaska State Troopers on July 24 charged a fourth person in an alleged theft of about $200 in oysters from a Little Jakolof Cove oyster farm. Using images from a trail camera that took photos of a group on the dock of the oyster farm, troopers identified a fourth suspect as Anders Gustafson, 37. Tro...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:35am
  • Medical service areas, and the implications of their boundaries, drew the most debate from Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members during their Tuesday night meeting....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:42am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host one-day workshop on how to build a website next month. The fee is $65 and the online registration deadline is Aug. 10. Prepayment and preregistration are required through an online credit card system or by submitting cash or check at Alaska SBDC...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:40am
  • ConocoPhillips is getting out of the natural gas production business in Cook Inlet. The company has put its inlet gas assets up for sale and plans to open a data room for prospective buyers. However, the company’s liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski is not included in the assets for sale, compa...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:40am
  • Collective bargaining between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Education and Kenai Peninsula Education Support associations remains at an impasse. The three entities agreed on April 15 that hiring a mediator is necessary to negotiate the teacher and support staff c...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:39am
  • Do you know a small business that rocks leadership, ethics and organization? How about a local Alaska chamber of commerce known for its community involvement and excellent business reputation? What about an outstanding Alaskan whose contributions to Alaska go above and beyond?...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:38am

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