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  • It isn’t that it hasn’t had any space, but now Child and Family Services, a part of South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, has a space of its own. “We’ve transformed the old PRIDE building into a new facility to serve the youth in our community,” said Dave Branding, SPBHS’s chief ex...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:04pm
  • Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance appeal of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s decision to not certify a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is scheduled for April 22 in Anchorage. The alliance, or AFCA, wants to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the sta...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:01am
  • The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an effort to protect Bristol Bay fisheries. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a formal statement the agency was initiating action to invoke i...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:59am
  • A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill creates an exemption to a regulation that would require an EPA permit for vessels less than 79 feet long for such discharge as bilge water and other common ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:58am
  • JUNEAU — Lawmakers will increase school funding this year — but with the majority of the session in the books, no one is saying by how much. In the fight over the per-student Base Student Allocation, the final result likely will be a compromise between Republican and Democratic proposals. School...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:49am
  • A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the 12:43 a.m. shaker was centered 60 miles southwest of Homer and was 52.2 miles beneath the earth’s surface. No tsunami danger was associ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:22am
  • Micah Mershon pretends he’s a movie star walking the red carpet as his “fans” react during Oscar dress-up day last Friday at West Homer Elementary School. Students dressed up as movie stars and celebrities for the day....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:04pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 7: Inservice, no school, end of quarter. March 10-14: Vacation days. April 1-3: Student testing. April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:03pm
  • Homer High School students earned fifth place overall in the state National Ocean Science Bowl competition held last weekend in Seward. Seventeen teams from all over Alaska participated. Homer’s NOSB team consists of coaches Bruce Rife, a science teacher, and Kris Holderied of NOAA; and students L...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:02pm
  • Next week, Homer students will be out of school for spring break. What’s a kid to do? Turns out, quite a bit. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening next week to keep your kids out of the doldrums. Swimming: Open Swim will be from 1 to 3 p.m. every day except Sunday. $5 for adu...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:01pm

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