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  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell's bill to streamline state permitting procedures is moving rapidly through legislative committees in Juneau.This is the second year Parnell has sought changes. Last year the governor proposed, and lawmakers approved, House Bill 361, which made some of the most important c...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:29pm
  • With March named "Music In the Schools Month" by the National Association of Music Educators, Amy Christianson and her band of musicians are taking it seriously. Just how seriously, the public will get to see -- or hear, as the case may be -- at a 6 p.m. public concert at Mariner Theatre on March 5....

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:20pm
  • An idea to use the Homer Deep Water Dock as a test bed to measure and evaluate tidal energy got a boost with a city-university collaboration. Instead of the city hiring a private firm, a group of seven University of Alaska Anchorage engineering students and their professors are doing the 35-percent ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:43pm
  • The big-ticket item at the Homer City Council's regular meeting on Monday was Ordinance 13-03(S)(2), authorizing the city to issue a natural gas distribution special assessment bond in the principal amount not to exceed $12.7 million for the finance, design and construction of natural gas distributi...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:40pm
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nominees for two seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commision, and a Homer man and a consultant for the Kenai River Sportfishing Association are among the candidates.Kevin Delaney, a sportfishing representative for the recently concluded Up...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:34pm
  • Land’s End presents wedding, event expoLand’s End presents the Kenai Peninsula Wedding and Special Event Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be giveaways, including one of Land’s End’s get-away packages, cake tasting, wedding attire, bakers, entertainers, photogra...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:33pm
  • What is it about Anchor Point that has five new businesses opening up in the Kenai Peninsula's westernmost community? Lower utility costs because of the availability of natural gas was the first explanation given by Bryan Zak, regional director for the South West Alaska Small Business Development Ce...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:32pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last Friday indicted Ilya Gherman, 53, on two counts each of kidnapping and third-degree assault and one count of second-degree misconduct involving weapons. The grand jury charged that in a Feb. 12 incident, Gherman restrained by threatening with a firearm his wife and daughter a...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:20pm
  • Student newsTracy L. Quance of Ninilchik was awarded a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming. Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictToday: Fiscal year 2014 school district budget development discussion, Homer High School librar...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:18pm
  • The heart-shaped glass vials worn around the necks of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School weren't just for decoration. Each one contained something uniquely special: the DNA of the student it was worn by. Even better, the students in Shirlie Gribble's classroom extracted it themselves with...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:59pm

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