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  • SOLDOTNA — Members of the public and private sectors have joined to address Soldotna’s potential for expansion. The Soldotna Planning Team consists of city officials, council members, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff and business owners. The group met Dec. 9 at the Donald E. Gilman River Cente...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:44am
  • For the second weekend in a row, the Mariner ski team was forced to be flexible when their race was rescheduled at the last minute. The team was supposed to compete in the two-day Lynx Loppet Race on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, but soon after they arrived in Anchorage on Thursday they learned ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • The sign in the window of Revamped, a new clothing boutique with a colorful inventory that opened along Pioneer Avenue just over a month ago, declares that the store carries “nearly new clothing” for “divas of any age and size.”  Inside, racks of brightly patterned women’s clothing li...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Today: Caroling, grade 2, 10 a.m. Today: Christmas party, grades 2-4, 1 p.m. Dec. 19: End of second quarter, inservice, no school. Fireweed Academy (al...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:42am
  • Spa Envy will host the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s December After Hours Event from 5-7 p.m. today. The business, which has been opened since Oct. 1, is located in the historic building next to Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, on Pioneer Avenue near Main Street. The business offers manicures, pedic...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:41am
  • The Homer Middle School Huskies boys basketball team took fourth place in the six-team borough middle school basketball tournament over the weekend. They began the competition with a win against the Skyview Middle School team, but then lost to Nikiski, who went on to win the tournament, and lost to ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • If one of the presents under your tree is wrapped in a nautical chart and tied with a bow, chances are good that someone’s been shopping at the Blue Urchin.  The eclectic shop located on the Harbor Boardwalk has been open, by popular request, for limited hours between Thanksgiving and Christm...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • Homer Middle School recently held their school-wide geography bee. Eighth-grader Levi Dabney, left, was the champion and fellow eighth-grader Dexter Lowe, right, finished as runner-up. Nearly 70 students from grades 7-8 chose to participate in the bee, which included a preliminary round paper and pe...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:38am
  • A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am
  • ANCHORAGE — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he’s removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska’s coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling. The president said in a video announcement that Bristol Bay and nearby waters, covering an area roughly...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:30am

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