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  • When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Awesome,” was the one-word evaluation of the project from Fireweed Academy fifth-grader Zach Condon. The stu...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:21am
  • When Marlaina Thiel, the liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program, and Jan O’Rourke of TUFF, Teens United for a Future, planned Sunday’s stocking stuffer party, they scheduled two and a half hours at the upstairs of Alice’s Champagne Palace. So...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:18am
  • Robert V. Freeman, a Kasilof man who was sentenced in 1999 for murdering two Kenai Peninsula women, died Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Center. He was 71. Freeman died of natural causes, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch. On Sunday at 4:54 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Investigation ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:56am
  • Teams are needed now for the March “Bowl for Kids Sake,” a fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers can participate by signing up to host a team, be on a team or raise money for mentoring. No bowling ability is required. Virtual bowlers also are included. The event happens Marc...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:55am
  • A head-on collision last week in Girdwood injured an Anchor Point man. Girdwood Fire Department emergency medical technicians took Ralph E. Adams, 60, to Providence Hospital Anchorage, according to a press release issued by the Alaska State Troopers. Troopers allege Adams was driving under the influ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:54am
  • Giving Paula Lee her smile wasn’t a simple process. First, she had to complete an application for the Give Back a Smile program, a national domestic violence program of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, or AACD, and the AACD Charitable Foundation. After her application was approved, she ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:53am
  • It may be cold and dark in wintry Alaska, but at the Dec. 5 meeting of the Homer Downtown Rotary Club, four local teens spoke about their upcoming trip to tropical Honolulu, Hawaii. The trip isn’t about sun and surf, however. These four were practicing presentations they and two others will give a...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:35am
  • Less than a day after an armed man wearing a hoody and sunglasses held up the Grog Shop liquor store, police arrested two suspects in the robbery.  Police arrested John Mumey, 50, and Terry Jean Lashley-Elliot, 32, without incident at their Hillside Place home near West Hill Road about 7:10 p.m...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:26am
  • Buccaneer Energy-Kenai Off-shore Ventures and Archer Drilling last Thursday ended their relationship for Archer to operate the $100 million Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig. The rig has been in the Homer Harbor since arriving last August, missing a late-summer and early fall drilling win...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:19am
  • Miracles and angels aren’t just the stuff of Christmas stories. Just ask Paula Lee. She knows something of them both. She has only to look in the mirror to see one miracle: herself smiling back.  Her smile is a gift from Give Back A Smile, a national program for survivors of domestic violence...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:17am

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