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  • Noting problem areas on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Homer — sites where vehicle accidents have occurred — the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is planning slow-vehicle turnouts to help eliminate the problem. The 12 northbound and 10 southbound pullouts cons...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:59pm
  • Shoppers can take advantage of two fairs this weekend. The Nutcracker Faire is Saturday and Sunday at the Homer High School (see related story, page 2) and, in close proximity, is the Sugar Plum Holiday Fair in the basement of the Homer United Methodist Ch...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:52pm
  • A Nordic favorite — lutefisk — and all the trimmings for the perfect holiday meal will be served at the Faith Lutheran Church of Homer on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available at the church at the corner of Soundview and the Sterling Highway: adults, $18; high s...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:49pm
  • The “Perceptions of Community Health” survey is currently underway and help is needed. Megan Murphy, coordinator of MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, said “on the ground” volunteers are needed to broadly distribu...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:48pm
  • A fire Saturday evening that involved five Kenai Peninsula fire departments completely destroyed a landmark building at Whiskey Gulch. Firefighters could not save a five-story log home built by Robin and Margareta Lipinski and recently sold at an auction. Unoccupied at the time, no one was injured i...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:47pm
  • Putting their stamp on the Christmas holiday, South Peninsula Hospital staff and Long Term Care residents perform the one-of-a-kind “A Long Term Christmas Carol” this Saturday and Sunday. Performances are at 3 p.m. in the Long Term Care Day Room at the hospital....

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:26pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Dec. 3: School board meeting, 7 p.m.  Chapman School Dec. 18: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 12: APC meeting, 4:30 p.m., Li...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:22pm
  • On Nov. 5, Homer Flex High School had a video conference with Sen. Mark Begich. With the help of Sen. Begich’s Kenai field representative, Kim Howard, this conference was possible. The conference was informative and students felt at ease when asking their questions. Sen. Begich was personable and ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:20pm
  • Nearly 36 percent of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are classified as overweight or obese last year according to an Alaska Department of Health and Social Services study. The study examined body mass index data for the student body over a two-year period and found that the b...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:18pm
  • Elected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board in 2003, Sunni Hilts of Seldovia has now been chosen president elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. That puts her in line to serve as the association’s president next year. “It’s a great organization,” said Hilts. “I’ve bee...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:17pm

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