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  • In December 2010, McNiel Canyon Elementary School participants in the first Kenai Regional Robotics Tournament included: top row from left, Coach Sheryl Sotelo, Lauren Jones, Johanna Allen, Logan Harris, Eryn Gillam and Ustina Chernishoff; front row from left, Denauli Asbell, Erin Farrell, Maya Jone...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:32pm
  • During Sheryl Sotelo’s three decades in education, 18 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, nine of them at McNeil Canyon Elementary School, she has earned an impressive, long list of awards and honors. Among them are the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and a $...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:25pm
  • Things that cross the minds of high school students around this time of year: If it seems like we’re excited for summer, it’s because we are. “Mr. Campbell? Can we have class outside today?” “Hey, Mr. Rife, can we, maybe, have class outside today?” “Hey! Mrs. Spence! Can we go outside ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:23pm
  • Not just one, but three southern Kenai Peninsula schools were represented at the National Geographic state-level bee held at the Egan Center in Anchorage April 5. Having won in each of their schools and then passing a qualifying test, sixth-grader Jakob Nelson of McNeil Canyon Elementary School, six...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:21pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Pre-Kindergarden Title I Assessments Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 may attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. Parents and guardians must: 1. Contact their local area school to ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man for driving under the influence. That in itself isn’t rare, but the nature of the alleged intoxication is: troopers claimed Paul Frary, 24, was under the influence of marijuana and nothing else. Also unusual is the time between when the incident ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:19pm
  • The Alaska Small Business Develop- ment Center is offering a free “Starting A Business” seminar from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 29 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:42pm
  • The eighth annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street. Accepted items include computers, electronics and batteries.  Smoke detectors, vacuums, PCBs, audio tapes and video tapes will not be accepted....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:41pm
  • The award-winning Pratt Museum will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5-7 p.m. April 18 at the museum....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:41pm
  • JUNEAU — An oil tax overhaul under consideration in Alaska would be a “game changer” and send a signal that the state is ready to compete for investment, a BP Alaska executive said Monday. Damian Bilbao couldn’t say how many projects would make economic sense for the company until a final bi...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:39pm

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