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  • At a big party on Aug. 14, three civic entities that form the backbone of the Kenai Peninsula celebrated 50 years: the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Kenai Peninsula College.  Held at KPC’s Kenai River Campus, the event included a barbecue, release of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
  • There’s something powerful about the names of boats. Their cleverness can make you laugh. Their poetry can make you smile. They conjure up images of places far away and they raise questions about the people for whom they’re named. A new 54-foot landing craft built by ATEC followed the powerful t...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people gathered for the 54-foot vessel’s christening. (See related story this page.) The day also marked the 50th birthday of Steve Attleson, owner and business manag...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:37pm
  • This Saturday down at the Homer Farmers Market folks are celebrating prolific vegetables. Yes, indeed, it is time for the Fourth Annual Zucchini Festival. There will be a Zucchini Recipe Swap at the Info Booth, Zucchini Car Construction at the Kids Activity Zone with Zandra, Zucchini Car Races at 1 ...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:28pm
  • A federal South Texas Bankruptcy Court has ruled that Cook Inlet Region Inc. can continue its quest through the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for natural gas royalties from the state and Buccaneer Energy....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:38pm
  • In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind. Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Aug. 28: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna. Sept. 1: School holiday. Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m.   Chapman School ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Kindergarteners filled four classrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School for Tuesday’s beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.  “Very exciting stuff,” said Principal Eric Pederson. “Awesome,” was Chapman Principal Eric Woodhead’s description of the first day at the Anchor Point school...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:40pm
  • The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home. In a press release on Aug. 7, Homer Police said the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am
  • Alaska State Troopers earlier this month cited a Kenai Peninsula Borough temporary employee for texting while driving a borough truck. In a criminal complaint, Sgt. Jeremy Stone of the Anchor Point Post alleged that the driver, Brian Burns, 43, of Soldotna, drove a white Chevrolet box truck register...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:29am

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