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  • The first round of contract discussions for the recently appointed superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District focused on salary and benefits. Sean Dusek sat down with the school board members in a work session Tuesday to discuss the pending contract. Dusek, the interim superintend...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:09pm
  • Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run of 2.16 million pinks and a harvest of 1.72 million fish, compared to the latest five-year average harvest of 650,000 fish....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska. Walker, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, discussed his plans during a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by supporters. He and others wore blue buttons reading: “It...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:00pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment’s Homer office will host a Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day March 20. The event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. at Pioneer Hall of Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:10am
  • Bald Mountain Air Service will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Business After Hours event. The event will be from 5-6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Bald Mountain Air Service, 3758 FAA Road.  For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.  ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:09am
  • Soldotna resident Elaina Spraker has been hired as the regional director for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s new Kenai office. The office, located at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 101 in Kenai, sits down the hall from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office which makes it a “one stop shop,” for residents who ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:08am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.6 million, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones. He presented th...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:54am
  • Just as things seemed to be going reasonably well for the large Alaska LNG Project, the $45 billion to $65 billion gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas initiative in which the state is a partner, Gov. Bill Walker may be throwing a wrench into the works. State legislators, and the state’s industr...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:51am
  • United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013 for towns, boroughs and census areas from the Yukon-Koyukuk area to the western Aleutians. UFA details how Alaska...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:45am
  • On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resour...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:43am

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