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  • Field trips are a fun way to take learning from the classroom and into the real world. Those opportunities don’t come cheap, however. The biggest cost: transportation. At Fireweed Academy, students in grades two through six are raising funds to help pay their own way for those opportunities. On Ja...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the 10th and final part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   King salmon are the lynchpin of the Cook Inlet fishery. Other runs of other salmon species are far more abundant, but the health of king ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:46pm
  • With the expected growth of the U.S. economy and continued weakness in many other parts of the world, 2014 looks to be a rough year for seafood traders whose fortunes are tied to foreign currencies, according to a story by John Sackton at Seafoodnews.com.  For importers, a strong dollar is posi...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:35pm
  • An initiative proposing a ban on setnets in certain parts of the state was rejected Monday as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of Alaska’s Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Monday afternoon that the proposed initiative would not appear on the ballot. The Departm...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:33pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:01pm
  • With today’s rainfall increasing, the decision has been made to postpone Friday Night Lights. Scheduled for today and Saturday, it will now be held next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. ‘That’s assuming we get some more snow,” said Molly Brann. Her husband, Dave, coordinates the event fo...

    Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:03pm
  • Rebel, a 30-year old Morgan-Arab mix horse that broke out of his Skyline Drive corral sometime before midnight on New Year’s Eve, has been found.  “He looks to be OK,” said Rebel’s owner Milli Martin. Martin suspects the cause of Rebel’s disappearance was noise from fireworks being sh...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man for second-degree arson and fifth-degree weapons misconduct after contacting him near the scene of a trailer fire in Anchor Point. Trevor Cole, 33, also was charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance....

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:38am
  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:22am
  •   Have a little too much mashed potatoes and gravy over the holidays? Maybe too many hours in front of the television watching football instead of getting some exercise? According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The flip side of that is Time magazine’s ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm

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