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  • In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in preparation for its transit to South Africa. Workers with Spartan Offshore Drilling and Kenai Offshore Ventures, the rig...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:13pm
  • EAGLE RIVER — The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across the walls and large windows overlook a tree-filled courtyard. Suddenly, women shuffled in, a dozen sneakered feet, a dozen yel...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:11pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:03pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:02pm
  • JUNEAU — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, nearly two weeks after the hard-fought election. Begich said he congratulated Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner, and urged him “to adopt a bi...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:00pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel have been named co-chairs of Bill Walker’s gubernatorial transition team. Walker said his team is being assembled in recognition of a constitutional deadline that the governor be sworn in Dec. 1. “It seems to appear to be pru...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:58pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival. “I am beyond myself with excitement,” Walker said Friday evening. “It has been a long...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:56pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s November Business After Hours event is from 5-7 p.m. today at the Alibi, 453 E. Pioneer Ave.  Open to all chamber members, this will be a tailgate-style mixer and provide the opportunity to sample some of the Alibi’s most popular items, including monster chic...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Nov. 20-22: Small school’s basketball tournament, location TBA. Nov. 20: Western Day. Nov. 21: Blue and White Day. Nov. 26: Movie morning: Fr...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:31pm
  • With two tournaments under their belt, the Homer High School DDF — drama, debate and forensics — team is readying for more to come. “They’re looking really strong. There’s a lot of new kids on the team, but they’re stepping up to the challenges, digging in and going forth,” said Head C...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:30pm

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