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  • Bankrupt Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is demanding more than $20 million from the state of Alaska, days after appearing to sell its remaining assets. The Australia-based independent filed a motion Oct. 30 to compel the state to pay tax credits it claims it is owed under the Alaska’s Clear and Equitable S...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:09pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 26: Early release day.   Chapman School Nov. 4: Basketball vs. Homer at Chapman, girls 4 p.m., boys 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5: Basketball at Nikolaevsk, girls 3:30 p.m., boys...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:07pm
  • Nanwalek School is one of 114 schools in the nation and the only one in Alaska to receive an Apple grant as part of the nationwide ConnectEd program. The grant makes it possible for Nanwalek School to provide its 70 K-12 students “a comprehensive one-to-one technology solution for every student an...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Forty-nine schools across the state, including three from the southern Kenai Peninsula, have been recognized as “2013 Reward Schools” by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the department announced in an Oct. 22 press release. The recognition is a way to honor student achie...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05pm
  • With Election Day nearing an end, and less than 15 percent of the precincts yet to report, some races are still too close to comfortably call. An exception is the race for House District 31, with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, running uncontested. “It’s looking pretty good for me,” said Seaton, wh...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:56pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour, and Ballot Measure 4, providing for ...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38pm
  • Kick off those summertime sandals and strap on some skis. What better way to wrap your head around the changing seasons than with Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back”?  The 65th of Miller’s films, this year’s is an homage to six and a half decades of mountain culture and adventure filmma...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:18am
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    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:32am
  • FAIRBANKS — A Canadian gold exploration company has revised its application for a state land lease to exclude ground occupied by one of the only downhill ski areas near Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Vancouver-based Freegold Ventures this week contacted the Mental Health Trust ...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:34am
  • With early voting having begun Oct. 20, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson said is appears voters are eager to have their say in the upcoming general election. “It’s been a brisk turnout, pretty much steady throughout the day,” said Johnson. “We’ve had at least 50 voters a day. It’s been very g...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:32am

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