• SOLDOTNA — At Peninsula Radiation Oncology in Soldotna, a new therapy is available to help patients cope with cancer treatment. Her name is LC, a 12-year-old English Setter. As a certified therapy dog, LC is regularly present in the building’s lobby to help patients relax and relieve stress befo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:58pm
  • Interim superintendent Sean Dusek will assume the superintendent of schools position on July 1, 2015. The Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the job to the 22-year Kenai Peninsula Borough School District veteran following public interviews Tuesday. “It is very humbling,” Dusek said. ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:56pm
  • Bald Mountain Air Service, owned by lifelong Alaskans Gary and Jeanne Porter of Homer, has earned the Medallion Shield, the highest safety award by the Medallion Foundation.  The award consists of five safety stars awarded by the foundation, whose mission is to reduce aviation accidents “by f...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:52pm
  • Students at Kenai Peninsula College will see a 5 percent increase in tuition following a Friday vote by the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The change will equate to an $ 8-$11 increase for in-state undergraduate students, according to a University of Alaska Office of University of Advancemen...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:13am
  • The state of Alaska Homer Recorder’s Office temporarily will be closed for scheduled leave beginning Monday, March 2. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage.  Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorder’s Office   ATTN: Homer/Seldo...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:12am
  • On the Kenai Peninsula, many residents have turned their hobbies into a successful, growing businesses. While transitioning from a hobby to a business has some pitfalls, it’s not without advantages, according to some local experts. Businesses that have grown out of a hobby can be found all across ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:10am
  • How easy is starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula in 2015? Due to improving technology and more resources to assist prospective business owners, it’s never been easier, according to many around the community. To start a business on the Kenai, a person must get a state of Alaska business licen...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:08am
  • The Board of Education will be asked to approve the 2015-2016 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on April 6, and must submit the finalized version to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly by May 1. Currently the projected budget totals just more than $167 million, with a $6.5 million defi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:07am
  • An Alaska lawmaker wants to eliminate the program that provides tax credits for films produced in Alaska. However, the bill, from Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, would not get rid of the state film production office. The state’s film production tax credit program was created in 2008. It allowed film...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:07am
  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine across Cook Inlet that would result in a strip mine through the Chuitna watershed. The mine is being proposed by PacRim, a Delaware corpo...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:06am

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