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  • S outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m. Julia Person, a former Haven House employee and board member, is one of the volunteer coordinators for ...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:25am
  • A free public workshop, titled “Climate Change in Our Backyard,” will be held March 28 at the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus near Soldotna. It offers a forum for learning, asking questions and discussing local resilience. The main topics will be flooding frequency, stress to salmon, ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:59pm
  • After public hearings, hundreds of letters and dozens of people testifying, the Homer City Council on Monday passed the final roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District.  With a project cost of $12.3 million, 3,787 parcels will be assessed $3,262.77 for each parcel’s share of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:58pm
  • Fishing by himself at an undisclosed location he described as “out in the water,” Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen pulled in 30.40-pound winter king on his skiff, Sea Alaska, to win $27,762 in the 22nd annual Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Tournament. “Fishing is fishing. It’s a matter of ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:57pm
  • Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to indulge in the time-honored tradition of complaining about the weather.  For the second year in a row, Homer residents despair of getti...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:55pm
  • JUNEAU — With polarizing issues facing the Alaska Legislature, there couldn’t have been a more interesting time for the state’s freshman U.S. senator to make a stop at the Capitol. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, made it clear in his first-ever address to lawmakers that his intention is to push a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:58am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate subcommittee has proposed cutting $23 million from Alaska’s transportation department budget compared with this year, $8.9 million more than the House cut. Sen. Dennis Egan expressed frustration with the proposed ferry system cuts, which subcommittee chair Peter Micciche a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:44am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Aspiring actors and representatives of companies that support the film industry testified in support of the state’s film tax credit program during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Sen. Bill Stoltze’s bill to end the state’s film...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:43am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation has shifted more than $1 million designated in 2012 for design of Anchorage bicycle infrastructure to other projects and bike advocates say it’s a setback for improving safety in Alaska’s largest city. More than 125 people in 2012 wrote ...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:43am
  • KENAI — A directional drill rig is tunneling into the ground along Bridge Access road where it will run underneath the Kenai River and connect a portion of the four-mile pipeline that Enstar Natural Gas Company began laying in February. Workers with Arizona-based Southeast Directional Drilling wor...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:41am

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