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  • At meetings in Homer and Ninilchik last week, Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck laid out the cold, hard facts. Like a sourdough looking to get through the winter with half a food cache full of moose, Alaska has a fiscal gap it has to close in three years before its savings res...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:27am
  • Enrollment for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is hovering at 90 fewer students than originally projected, which may mean a nearly $1 million cut to expected local and state funding for the 2015–2016 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discussed a one-day snapshot from the...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:26am
  • In this year’s Homer City Council race, the buzzword might be “diversity.” Several candidates cited the desire for a more balanced council as why they’re running. “I want to see more of an evened-out council,” said candidate Joni Wise, 35 and the mother of five children. “I believe you...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:25am
  • Homer Flex School will open its doors to the public from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, for its annual Open House. Produce from the school garden will be served, and school officials will be giving tours of both the garden and the school. The school’s new Mental Health Counselor, Agusta Lin...

    Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:16pm
  • Despite an attempted torching on Friday night and destruction of the Burning Basket early Sunday at Mariner Park, artists on Sunday morning said they will rebuild “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening.” “We are going to still have a Burning Basket,” said artist Mavis Muller, the fa...

    Sun, 09/13/2015 - 12:15pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a petition Sept. 1 to establish a gas line in the Diamond View Estates community off Diamond Ridge Road in Homer....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:25am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center has three workshops planned for September. All of them will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Sept. 14 — Start A Business: This workshop is designed for people thinking about starting their own business. It covers ...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:24am
  • All government and school facilities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will soon have access to an online system for chemical safety information. After an August 2014 Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection showed deficiencies in the Bear Creek volunteer fire station, the borough faced...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:24am
  • A new full-service community medical center is slated to open in Kenai. A federal grant to the Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska, a Soldotna-based nonprofit that already operates two facilities that provide dental, behavioral health, psychiatric and medical services, will fund the center...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:23am
  • The State of Alaska has promised to wire Cook Inlet Energy LLC — a subsidiary of Miller Energy Resources — a $6.4 million partial tax credit payment as the company works its way through an involuntary bankruptcy case....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:22am

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