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  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed the state operating and capital budgets Wednesday and made no vetoes in either. Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said this may be the first budget ever approved by a governor without at least something being red-lined. Parnell said he ...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:26pm
  • What would make Homer healthier?  That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members earlier this month.  Actually, the focus of the meeting was much more specific. ...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:24pm
  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede and the Homer City Council on Tuesday night discussed ways to calm traffic and reduce speeding in the historic Old Town neighborhood. With complaints of people speeding on Main Street, Ohlson Lane, Bunnell Avenue and Beluga Place — the access to Bishop’s Beach — O...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:18pm
  • The following Kenai Peninsula Borough School District faculty have resigned or retired from schools on the southern peninsula. The effective date was at the close of the 2013-2014 school year, unless otherwise noted: Benjamin Alexander, special education resource teacher, Homer High...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:16pm
  • It isn’t only students, moving from one grade to another, whose lives are changing with the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Retirements and resignations are resulting in 96 vacated faculty positions in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Twenty-six of those positions are on the southern...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:15pm
  • Members of the American Legion Post 16 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Anchor Point Post, hold the colors during Memorial Day ceremonies at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge. About 60 people attended the brief service to honor America’s war dead. Services also were held in Anchor Poin...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:13pm
  • After several days of fighting to keep the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire from burning homes in communities along the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road, a light rain fell on the windy, dry Kenai Peninsula Tuesday and Wednesday, showering evacuees who were told they could return home....

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:11pm
  • The evacuation of Funny River Road has been lifted as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. The evacuation advisory for residents on Kenai Keys Road and Feuding Lane has also been lifted Tuesday morning, said Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Red Cross shelters set up at Redoubt Elementary School an...

    Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:13pm
  • With just a few minutes notice, families in Funny River were evacuated Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit several hot spots inside of a fire break between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and more than 1,000 residents.As flames encroached, the rea...

    Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:26am
  • Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, Alaska State Forester John “Chris” Maisch has prohibited all cooking, warming, signaling fires or any type of fire, on federal, state, private and municipal lands on the Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units 7 and 15. This includes the e...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:57pm

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