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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has earned two financial reporting awards: a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Meritorious Budget Award. One of 120 school districts nationwide, and one of only two school districts in Alaska, KPBSD received the Association of School...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:14pm
  • The 11th annual Rock and Mineral Show put on by the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society and sponsored by the  Alaska Miners Association will be Nov. 9-11 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel.The show will include displays; talks; demonstrations; vendors with rocks, minerals, jewelry, books and more; and...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:13pm
  • The last day to buy tickets for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center car and Honda ATV raffle is Nov. 8. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center or from board members right up until the drawing happens at the ticket-drawing party beginning at 6 p.m. that day. Onl...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:12pm
  •   JUNEAU (AP) — A smog-like haze that hung over part of Alaska’s Kodiak Island this week was courtesy of a volcanic eruption — 100 years ago. The National Weather Service says strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest volca...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:41am
  • An Oct. 25 preliminary hearing for Anthony Resetarits, 20, and Joseph Resetarits, 18, each charged with sexual assault following a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party, has been continued until Nov. 21, to allow the Alaska State Troopers time to complete reports in the case.The brothers also we...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:40am
  • It may feel like winter, but bears in the area are still active, according to area trails advocate Dave Brann who keeps a close watch on local trail conditions.Tracks for a brown bear and a black bear have been spotted from the Roger’s Loop trailhead, throughout the lower Baycrest area, from the w...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:23am
  • By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Communication is essential to breaking the cycle of bullying. For example, tell your children their options for dealing with a bully, said Carla Abild, parent navigator with Stone Soup Group. Abild recounted reactions of a parent during a bullying preve...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:02am
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWhen Sue Brass, sixth-grade teacher at West Homer Elementary School, assigned her students an assignment to write a narrative essay, she added an additional challenge: the students were to write biographical essays about someone interesting in their families.“We ha...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:01am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District NOTE: In the event of two-hour school delays or closures, official announcements will be made on the website, the KPBSD Facebook and Twitter feeds, and shared through your local radio and television stations. Schools with Alert Now systems will notify families...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:00am
  • Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in Congress, but they also will be filling several Alaska House and Senate seats, including the one for House District 30, which includes Homer. In th...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:59am

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