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  • Hilcorp Alaska’s plans to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase. If approved, the company plans to begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct a gravel pad and begin drilling two wells to be complet...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:55am
  • Homer Elks Lodge No. 2127 Exhaulted Ruler Justin Cole, second from right, and Marlena “Mo” Hodgdon PER and grant writer, second from left, dropped by the R.E.C. Room on a sunny summer afternoon to donate much-needed supplies for youth. Among the donations were XtraTuf boots for winter, a...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:47am
  • The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is offering a three-day smoked seafood school in Kodiak, Oct. 7-9. Chris Sannito, Marine Advisory seafood technology specialist, and John Springer, from Enviro-Pak in Clackamas, Ore., will lead lectures and hands-on activities. The class will be held at t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:45am
  • School District   KPBSD now has a free app available in the App Store for iPhone and Android users. Look for Kenai Peninsula Borough SD, and personalize the app by subscribing to specific schools to get calendar events.   Individual school results of the Alaska Measures Pr...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:26am
  • Anyone interested in being a school volunteer needs to complete an online form and agree to a background check; only criminal activity will be checked.  All information will be kept confidential and information can only be accessed by a few members of the Human Resources department.  To co...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:25am
  • Grade schoolers are not Pink Martini’s usual audience demographic, and pianist Thomas Lauderdale had to correct himself when he accidentally opened Monday’s pre-concert noon performance for all the area schools with, “Good night, everyone!”  But the 10 musicians representing the jazzy, ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:25am
  • ANCHORAGE — Six conservation groups have asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use an emergency endangered species listing to protect a population of southeast Alaska wolves. The groups want hunting and trapping stopped the rest of the year for Alexander Archipelago wolves, which den in root...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:21am
  • A Funny River resident is improving after being attacked by a brown bear near his home on Sunday. Danny High underwent surgery Monday morning. “His condition is serious but improving,” his wife, Janice High, said. She declined to comment on the extent of her husband’s injuries. The 62-year-old...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:21am
  • In a long career that includes photography and natural gas sales, food has been the start and the most recent aspect of Homer City Council candidate Tom Stroozas’ life. The son of a grocer and butcher, and the grandson of a Greek immigrant, Stroozas, 63, grew up in the family grocery store, Strooz...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:13am
  • Lifelong Alaskan Heath Smith, 50, comes with a multigenerational political pedigree. Though Smith is running for political office for the first time, his grandfather, George Sharrock, was known as “the earthquake mayor,” or mayor of Anchorage in 1964 during the Great Alaska Earthquake. His fathe...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:12am

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