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  • The Associated Press KETCHIKAN — A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year. Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to consider 162 proposals to change subsistence, commercial, personal-use and sport regulations in fisheries throughout the state during the 2014-2015 meeting cy...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:25pm
  • Many of today’s college-bound students are grappling with rising tuition costs, books, materials and living expenses. Some students, especially those who are the first in their family to consider attending college, find themselves asking, “Can I even afford to attend college?”  Part of th...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:20pm
  • At a big party on Aug. 14, three civic entities that form the backbone of the Kenai Peninsula celebrated 50 years: the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Kenai Peninsula College.  Held at KPC’s Kenai River Campus, the event included a barbecue, release of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
  • There’s something powerful about the names of boats. Their cleverness can make you laugh. Their poetry can make you smile. They conjure up images of places far away and they raise questions about the people for whom they’re named. A new 54-foot landing craft built by ATEC followed the powerful t...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people gathered for the 54-foot vessel’s christening. (See related story this page.) The day also marked the 50th birthday of Steve Attleson, owner and business manag...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:37pm
  • This Saturday down at the Homer Farmers Market folks are celebrating prolific vegetables. Yes, indeed, it is time for the Fourth Annual Zucchini Festival. There will be a Zucchini Recipe Swap at the Info Booth, Zucchini Car Construction at the Kids Activity Zone with Zandra, Zucchini Car Races at 1 ...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:28pm
  • A federal South Texas Bankruptcy Court has ruled that Cook Inlet Region Inc. can continue its quest through the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for natural gas royalties from the state and Buccaneer Energy....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:38pm
  • In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind. Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Aug. 28: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna. Sept. 1: School holiday. Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m.   Chapman School ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:43pm

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