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  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 23: Early release. Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school. Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resum...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:48pm
  • The holiday gift giving season is here and many parents have contacted me asking for book recommendations. Gifting books is a great idea. It shows children that books, and reading, have value. Books and stories can feed children’s natural curiosity, stimulate imaginations, develop language skills,...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:45pm
  • A new picnic pavilion near the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and at the trailhead and kayak launch site for the Kachemak Bay Water Trail was completed last week. The pavilion in the campground by the fishing hole and Pier One Theatre replaces a picnic shelter torn down several years ago that had been b...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:42pm
  • Small Business Saturday is coming up on Nov. 26 to celebrate America’s small businesses. Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010, and is now a recognizable day to observe similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Homer Chamber of Commerce is championing this day and the...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:07pm
  • Still reeling from back-to-back increasingly poor seasons, Upper Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishermen got more bad news: the commercial harvest forecast for 2017 is a paltry 1.7 million sockeye, and that is if it comes in as forecast. In 2016 the harvest was 26 percent below forecast. The overall ...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:27am
  • The shakeup in state House control seemingly gave Gov. Bill Walker allies in leadership positions on fiscal issues, but the upcoming session will still be an uphill battle on the Alaska LNG Project. Anchorage Democrat Reps. Andy Josephson and Geran Tarr will co-chair the House Resources Committee, t...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:24am
  • The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s Nikiski fabrication facility, located just north of the ConocoPhillips LNG facility on the Kenai Spur Highway, will shut down within 60 days. It is operated by ASRC’s subsidiary ASRC Energy Services....

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:16am
  • ConocoPhillips puts its Nikiski LNG plant up for sale Plant’s sale won’t have immediate effect on Kenai Peninsula’s economy By BEN BOETTGER Morris News Service - Alaska Amid a saturated liquefied natural gas, or LNG, market and falling prices, ConocoPhillips announced Thursday that its Nikiski...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:13am
  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker had every right to cut Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividend in half, according to a state court judge. The court has ruled in favor of the state in the PFD case filed by Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and former state Sens. Rick Halford and Clem Tillion. Oral argu...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:50pm
  • A barge en route to Alaska from Washington that broke down this week caused a temporary turkey shortage at the Homer Safeway grocery store on Wednesday and Thursday. A check of the store on Thursday afternoon showed chickens, ribs and hams, but not the main dish for the traditional Thanksgiving meal...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:38pm

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