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  • GoodForAlaskaBlog.com is holding a public speaking contest for middle and high school Alaska students. The theme is “Good for Alaska!” Participants will write an essay and present it publicly. It must highlight something the students would like to help change in their community or in the state.&...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:26pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is holding a public budget meeting at the Homer High School library at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Lassie Nelson at 907-714-8838....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:25pm
  • The BP Teachers of Excellence program is seeking nominations by Feb. 14. The program is open to teachers statewide and nominations are accepted online at bpteachers.com.  ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:25pm
  • At a drama, debate and forensics meet at Service High School in Anchorage Jan. 31-Feb....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:24pm
  • Make that not one, but two artists at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Musician Johnny Bushell, who performs under the name “Johnny B,” and author Sharon Bushell just completed a residency that has kindergarteners through sixth-graders well versed in the creative flow. The double residency, a br...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:24pm
  • If you think the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival is over, well, think again. The organizers spent three months planning and assembling an over-the-top “Opening Ceremonies” event which had to be rescheduled to this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Mariner Park on the Spit because of snow. This being Ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:22pm
  • You know that saying it isn’t over until somebody sings? Well, whoever said it must have been talking about the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival. When an unexpected storm slammed Homer last Friday, organizers for this year’s festivities — Dax Radtke and Dean and Genny Miller — made a last-minute c...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Gradually increasing winds alerted southern Kenai Peninsula residents that something was amiss last Thursday evening. Decorative wind chimes on porches began to make noise. Then the chimes began banging against walls. Then, well, before things died down late on Friday, gusts exceeding 60 miles an ho...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:49pm
  • “Not in my back yard,” the rallying cry for neighbors opposed to anything from gravel pits to big box stores, got raised again last week when property owners in the Noview Avenue area spoke against a proposed child-care facility on a lot near the west end of Noview near Mullikin Street....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:29pm
  • Homer Police issued a warning this week of a new phone scam that hits close to home: the caller claims to an “assistant chief” from the Homer Police Department and even has a caller ID showing the call is from police....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:19pm

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