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  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has selected Scott Kelley as the new director for the Division of Commercial Fisheries. The position has been vacant since former director Jeff Regnart stepped down at the beginning of October. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • Chapman School Oct. 22: Family Ed Night, 6 p.m Oct. 23: Fire drill with APES, KESA, and Homer responding, 10 a.m. Oct. 23: Basketball vs. Cook Inlet Academy.  Oct. 27: Basketball at Chapman vs. Ninilchik. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:29am
  • At the West Homer Elementary Fourth Annual Potato Fest last week, students proved that science can be both fun and tasty. It was a busy afternoon for members of the student council, who were assigned to serve food to the 250 third-through-sixth-grade students and their families who packed the school...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:25am
  • Next month, Alaska Bible Institute marks its 50th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry. In a three-day celebration, an expected 300 alumni and friends will gather from around the world to honor the school’s rich history, equip for its present and envision for its future....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:38am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is crowdsourcing for a second year to assist with budget development. Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones held a crash course on the sources and uses of available funds for the fiscal year 2017, broadcast with Microsoft Lync v...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:35am
  • To hear Richard Wilson “Toby” Tyler tell it, he hasn’t done anything award-worthy.  The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust disagrees.  Calling him a “prolific local artist, gardener supreme, scourge of invasive species and champion of the natural world,” the trust’s board presented T...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:34am
  • If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes out on the end of the Spit any time in the last few weeks, the odds are pretty good that you’ve seen at least one large marine mammal — a tail flipping up as a humpback dives for feed, maybe, or a fountain of water shooting up from a blowhole....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:22am
  • Gov. Bill Walker on Friday encouraged two diverse Homer audiences not to overreact or panic as the state makes some changes and figures its way out of a budget deficit of about $3.5 billion. Contrary to “Alaska being on the rocks,” as one BBC reporter said during a recent interview, Walker said,...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:13pm

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