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  • During “Week of the Young Child,” April 20-27, young community members take center stage. There are playgroups scheduled, storytimes, a younger version of the Olympics, dance classes, tips for parents and more. Two southern Kenai Peninsula public schools — Chapman School in Anchor Point and Pa...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Ila Sylce, 2, experiments with different textures at a booth sponsored by The Center during the 2012 SAFE Kids Fair. This year’s fair will be at the Homer High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26.   Related stories:...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • This week, Best Beginnings of Homer celebrates the “Week of the Young Child” to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services. “Best Beginnings is a coalition of local nonprofit agencies and individuals who support earl...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:53pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state Senate Finance Committee has backed a $5 million proposal that includes establishing a list of people who would be banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage. The “no sell” proposal by the Fairview Business Association also calls for comprehensive treatment and case man...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:37pm
  • Ghen Sasakura’s short video entry “What You See is What You Get” is the third-week winner in the fifth annual Teton Gravity Research Grom Contest.  “The film shows him skiing. He edited the footage to make the film,” said Sasakura’s mother, Cynthia Morelli. Sasakura is currently att...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:07pm
  • As the Kenai River personal use fishery has grown over the years, the City of Kenai has had to adapt with it. In an effort to clarify confusion on the fishery use fee structure, the Kenai City Council amended and approved a resolution to enact fee changes for the 2014 personal use fishery at the Apr...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Members of the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department gathered at Anchor River Inn Saturday for its annual training meeting on Saturday. The event was an opportunity for guest speaker Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, to officially welcome the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Kyra Wagner is the recipient of the Friends of the Homer Library’s 2014 Lifelong Learner Award. Also being honored at the Celebration of Lifelong Learning on Saturday is Hannah Baird, this year’s Youth! Learner Award recipient.  Guest speaker for the celebration is William Iggiagruk Hensley...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • It was “school” day at the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Tuesday.  Dr. Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, gave an update on the district, an important thing to do since borough taxes fund the district, but most of the borough’s popula...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:50pm
  • Large vessels, weighing more than 70 tons, dwarf Pier One Theatre as they undergo maintenance and repair in the campground area behind the theater. The work illustrates the need for a haul-out and repair area for vessels of that size, according to Matt Clark, deputy harbor master. Inflatable bladder...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:46pm

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