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  • Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met with Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Wednesday to discuss state resource use, a potential statewide burning ban and a disaster declaration for the Kenai Peninsula. The more than 2,500-acre Card Street wildfire, alongside several sm...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:21am
  • As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating only that it has surpassed the previously reported 2,574 acres. One additional home was burned in the Kenai Keys subdivision Tuesday night, bringi...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:19am
  • As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating only that it has surpassed the previously reported 2,574 acres. One additional home was burned in the Kenai Keys subdivision Tuesday night, bringi...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:19am
  • Updated 10:40 a.m. June 18 to add that campfires are now prohibited. Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a red flag warning for the Kenai Peninsula, but the fire danger remained at extreme on the upper peninsula and very high on the lower peninsula....

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:18am
  • Here is another reason for me to heap praise on the Homer Farmers Market. The community-building atmosphere there does not end with the locally grown food and the ability to run into everyone you know in town there on a given Saturday. It also integrates kids as part of that community. Last Saturday...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:38pm
  • Construction started this month with dirt work at the Cosmopolitan oil development project near Mile 151 Sterling Highway north of Anchor Point. At meetings in Anchor Point, Homer and Ninilchik held last week, BlueCrest energy officials briefed lower Kenai Peninsula residents on a project that may b...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:37pm
  • Pebble Limited Partnership’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency will continue as a federal judge denied the agency’s motion to dismiss June 4. U.S. Alaska District Court Judge H. Russel Holland concluded that while the EPA may not have established the three “anti-mine” group...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:35pm
  • Homer Electric Association is requesting a rate change in its quarterly filings with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. In its filing, HEA is proposing to decrease the Cost of Power Adjustment, or COPA, from 7.846 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 7.784 cents per kWh. COPA reflects the cost of the ...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:34pm
  • JUNEAU — It’s a wrap for Alaska’s film tax credit program. Legislation repealing the program has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker. Walker, in a release, said he supports the film industry in Alaska but the state is facing unprecedented financial times. He says it’s hard to justify co...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:33pm
  • Peppered around the Central Kenai Peninsula are islands of housing units easily attained by low-income, first-time homebuyers. No down payment is required, and mortgage installments are less than the average rent. The only caveat — the buyers build the houses by hand....

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:32pm

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