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  • Letting the experience of the past frame his vision for the future, Carrol Martin’s reasons to be elected as the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s next mayor are to prepare peninsula residents for the next disaster. “I think of the disasters that we need to plan to avoid,” said Martin. “One is tha...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:19pm
  • With a background that includes serving as mayor and law enforcement officer for the city of Soldotna, being pastor of a church and accumulating day-to-day lessons of life in general, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor candidate Tom Bearup believes he has acquired “a lot of quality things over the year...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will consider a ballot question, Proposition C, that will expand the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area.  While the intent is clear, the actual expansion may confuse voters since it shifts the service area boundary into the ocean — an area with no...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
  • Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues. Proposition A asks voters who live outside of cities to consider whether the borough should exercise limited animal control powers and if it should charge a property tax to pay for ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
  • A candidate for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 8-Homer, Kelly Cooper isn’t waiting until she’s elected to find out what’s going on in the borough. She’s already doing some homework. “When I got on the (South Peninsula) hospital board, I did that, too,” said Cooper, a SPH o...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:14pm
  • There are many home-bound lonely seniors and there are many frazzled families trying to juggle lives with their care. I took the Hospice training about 15 years ago and have primarily been active with their Visitor Program. A couple hours a week to provide respite or to sit with an interesting senio...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:13pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly moved smoothly and quickly through the agenda of its regular meeting held in Homer on Tuesday. The biggest attention-getter of the evening was assembly member Bill Smith, who represents District 8-Homer on the assembly. Having served on the assembly since 2007, t...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:12pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School Today: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m. Sept. 22: Soccer at Kenai, 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sept. 24-26: Oceanography field trip, grades 5-8. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:11pm
  • Most school open-house events are an opportunity for families to visit inside a school building and meet teachers. Flex School took it another step this year with a farm-to-table spin. “It was amazing. We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Principal Karen Wessel of the attention the event a...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:10pm
  • In his fourth year as principal of Chapman School, Conrad Woodhead wasn’t talking about the school’s address when he called it “one of the best kept secrets.” From its Anchor Point location beside the Sterling Highway, it would be hard to miss the K-8 school. Woodhead was referring to the sc...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:09pm

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