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  • Kenai Peninsula residents want more agricultural use out of their public lands, according to a recent Kenai Peninsula Borough land use survey.Of the 1,172 surveys the borough received, 158 residents responded that they wanted public lands to be allocated for agriculture uses, said Marcus Mueller, bo...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:43am
  • As any boat owner knows, they are expensive. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s venture into large boat ownership gets more expensive by the day with no easy way out.The borough released a statement March 29 that it received a bid of $751,000 from a Dutch company to purchase the M/V Susitna. With it ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:42am
  • On May 1, 2003, when Sallie Rediske started Homer Physical Therapy in a rented space on Pioneer Avenue in what’s now Refuge Chapel, she took a lunch break and walked across the street to another new business that also opened May 1, 2003, Cosmic Kitchen.“I remember thinking ‘I hope we both make...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in May. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center.• There will be a free “Starting a Business” seminar from 1-3 p.m. May 8 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Zak will answer basic questi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:19am
  • The American Hospital Association has announced that Bob Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital, has been recognized as a “Grass Roots Champion.” It is an award given each year to a state’s health care leader who “effectively and reliably delivers our collective message to elected officials...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:18am
  • As of Monday, a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer is progressing with a crew from Chumley boring and laying pipe along the Sterling Highway from Baycrest to Homer. A second crew will start working later this week, progressing toward Anchor Point along the Old Sterling Highwa...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:15am
  • Fisheries projects throughout the state received a boost in the budget that passed the Legislature.The budget is still subject to Parnell’s approval, so not every item is guaranteed yet.The Legislature’s fiscal year 2014 capital budget included more than $12 million to study Alaska’s fisheries...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:14am
  • Here, the remains of a pregnant dogfish shark. There, the dissected pieces of a squid. Over there, whale bones. In a jar, a sand dollar. On a desk, the curled-up shape of a sea star.  And there, a sea otter pelt....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:35pm
  • Two area teachers are among seven Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers honored as 2013 BP Teachers of Excellence....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:35pm
  • Rock climbing junkies roughed-up their calluses on Saturday for the fourth annual HoWL Climbing Competition at the Bay Club. This year’s turnout brought climbers from as far as Anchorage and Yosemite with professional routes set by Anchorage’s Alaska Rock Gym route setters....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:29pm

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