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  • JUNEAU — Eight attorneys have applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. Justice Dana Fabe has announced plans to retire June 1. Fabe was the first woman appointed to serve on the court. The Alaska Judicial Council released the names of the applicants and biographical informatio...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:35am
  • Brian Nerland will retire from KeyBank at year-end and Commercial Banking Executive Lori McCaffrey will succeed him as Alaska market president. With his retirement, Nerland will complete a 30-year career at KeyBank in Alaska and will transfer leadership to McCaffrey, whom he hired 20 years ago to wo...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:35am
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are predicting a fairly robust commercial harvest of around 4.1 million sockeye salmon in Upper Cook Inlet next season, 1.1 million over the most recent 20-year average. It is nearly 60 percent lower than the historical high harvest of 9.5 million sockey...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:34am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will hold its final meeting of 2015 from Dec. 7-15 at the Hilton in Anchorage. The council just released its final agenda for that meeting as well as a public comment deadline of Dec. 1. Apart from routine final action on harvest guidelines, the council w...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:32am
  • The fight over the proposed Pebble mine at times makes politics look tame. That impassioned battle resumed on Capitol Hill Nov. 5 when the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology heard from those on the front lines of both sides. The committee also received testimony from former Maine senat...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:32am
  • kenai Peninsula Borough School District All KPBSD schools will release students early on Wednesday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving break. There will be no school on Nov. 26 and 27.    Last spring, third- through tenth-graders took a new assessment, Alaska Measures Progress, for...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:46am
  • Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to show that Eddie Wood was at West Homer Elementary School for two weeks, not a month, from Nov. 2-13. Long-time Homer artist Eddie Wood’s November residency at West Homer Elementary School culminated with a goofy, imaginative...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:45am
  • S aturday may be the Sabbath, but there’ll be very little resting going on at the Homer United Methodist Church on Nov. 21.  That’s when the Kachemak Bay Lions Club is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Basket packing event, and a little help is needed....

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:31am
  • No Kachemak Bay Campus programs are on the chopping block. That’s the good news delivered by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen during a visit last week to Homer. KBC, the branch campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, also won’t see changes to its popular Kach...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:25am
  • The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary results suggest toxins from harmful algal blooms and stress from bacterial infections might be contributing to the deaths. Infections also might cause otters to forage in shallowe...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:23am

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