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  • By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since its members have chosen to do so on the Kenai Peninsula. During the last day of the board’s work session in Juneau, members set the schedule for its next cycle of...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:51am
  • Health care spending leveled off for the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year, bucking a trend of dramatic cost increases over the previous decade. “We’re expecting the (health care) cost trend for fiscal year 2014 will be pretty flat and we’re hoping that will continue into 2015 with even ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:47am
  • Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:35am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:31am
  • More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:30am
  • With all of the absentee and questioned ballots counted in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Mike Navarre has emerged as the winner of the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to the borough’s unofficial results. In Homer, after the city canvass board reviewed absentee and other ball...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Today: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 21: Fifth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair, Soldotna Sports Center, 10 a.m.-2...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:07pm
  • One minute the hallways at Chapman School in Anchor Point were empty. The next, with the fire buzzer going off loud and clear, the school came alive with students orderly and very quickly pouring out of their classrooms, into the hallways and out the door....

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Seven Homer High School students have been selected as “Mariners On the Move,” a program in with each HHS faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were honored at an Oct. 10 celebration catered by the schools culi...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:04pm
  • A prosecutor with the Anchorage office of the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division, has taken over review of a September 2012 sexual assault of a teenage boy at an East End Road drinking party. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, had been charged with second-degree assault in t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:04pm

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