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  • Homer students head to state in Battle of the Books...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:03pm
  • The Drama, Debate and Forensics Team of Homer High School competed in the state tournament on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus Feb. 14-16. UAA debate coach Steve Johnson was the tournament director."It was one of the most competitive teams we've ever had, while being one of the most fun as ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:58pm
  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changing how the Department of Natural Resources approves oil and gas leases.Parnell introduced SB59 on Tuesday. In his transmittal letter, he says the measure would help streamline the state's permitting process.Currently, he says the department grants lease...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:57pm
  • Two weeks after the Homer Winter Carnival and it's time to get back to celebrating the season with the Anchor Point Snow Rondi, sponsored by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce.This year's theme: Up To Snow Good.The fun starts with an auction at Chapman School at 7 p.m. today and c...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:56pm
  • John Hendrix, Apache Alaska general manager, told a crowd of energy industry representatives Friday he was frustrated by federal permitting processes that have stalled his company's seismic exploration and called for their support."This is a proven basin, but if we don't have permits to run there is...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:54pm
  • The University of Wyoming lists Tracy L. Quance of Ninilchik on the 2012 fall semester provost's honor roll. The provost's honor roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.Kenai Peninsula Borough Sch...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:48pm
  • JUNEAU, -- A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor's desk.The state Senate passed HB80 Tuesday, 15-5, following lengthy debate over whether Alaska waters and fisheries would be adequately protected. The vote had been pushed to Tuesday after ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:47pm
  • KENAI -- An Anchorage woman pleaded guilty last Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse to a charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence. The charge stems from her connection with the July 7, 2012, homicide of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser, 40.Nancie Modeste, 26, was originally charged wit...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:40pm
  • The first sign that Kelly Brennan, 54, of Seldovia was in trouble came about 4:30 p.m. Monday when the motor on his 12-foot skiff quit operating. Brennan was near Dangerous Cape at the time, between Seldovia and Port Graham, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers. Fortunately for Brenn...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:25pm
  • JUNEAU -- Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.Both the House and Senate resources committees took testimony from several of the smaller companies that are either exploring fo...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:24pm

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