• By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus is set to become the most technologically advanced training facility in the university system. The new Career and Technical Education Center, scheduled to open in August, will hous...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:04pm
  • Application period open  for HEA board seat Homer Electric Association is accepting applications for a vacancy on the board of directors for District 3. Applicants must be a member of HEA and a bona fide resident within the District 3 boundary, which includes p...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:03pm
  • By RUSSELL STIGALL Morris news Service - Alaska Just a few years after the half-century mark of the state it serves, Alaska’s Marine Highway System hits the big five-o. The marine highway system has gone through a number of changes since it first went into operation with ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:41pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The beluga whales that swim in Cook Inlet are continuing to struggle and appear headed for extinction if nothing changes, a government official said Friday. A survey done in June found the whales “are not recovering,” said Julie Speegle, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and A...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:41pm
  • An energy audit of Alaska public facilities uncovered some of the most, and least, energy efficient buildings in the state. The study, conducted by Alaska Housing Finance Corp., evaluated 327 investment grade audits performed on public facilities. The study estimates there are 5,000 public buildings...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Youngblood recognized for her volunteer efforts Hours of volunteering at various real estate events and her work in the Homer area recently earned First National Bank Alaska Home Loan Specialist Karrie Youngblood special recognition. Late last month, the Kachemak Board of Realtors n...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:39pm
  • By Mckibben Jackinsky Staff writer Who knew when Kathy Sarns put her gold rush license plate design on 50 bike jerseys in 2003 to see if they’d sell that her jerseys were destined for Hollywood?  No one, that’s who. Including Sarns. If you’ve seen “This is 40,...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:38pm
  • Homer Electric Association will be “extremely busy” in 2013 finishing projects and preparing the utility for a looming shift that will place it in direct control of area power generation needs, a co-op spokesman said. For several years HEA has been setting wheels in motion anticipating the sever...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:35pm
  • As 2013 begins, Alaska residents gifted with timeliness will likely apply for their Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. During the PFD application period about 4 percent of eligible residents donate to charities through the Pick. Click. Give. program. Many nonprofits operating on the Kenai Peninsula pa...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:26am
  • Ripples from the sale of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, are being noticed around town. For starters, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center purchased the two-story Parkside Plaza from Steve Yoshida. “We bought it because we have outgrown the current facilities,” said Carla...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:25am

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