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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved the budget for fiscal year 2017 at its Tuesday meeting. The budget will go into effect after the borough’s current fiscal year ends on June 30. Many assembly members said they were pleased with the administration’s efforts to reduce borough spending ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:19am
  • The six sisters from Homer’s widely-known homesteading family, the Kilchers, will talk about their experience making a life as first generation homesteaders in Alaska at a discussion panel in Beatrice, Neb., on June 18 and 19. The panel is a featured part of the 100th anniversary homestead celebra...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:47am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre hopes to set a precedent for construction in rural areas starting with the K-12 Kachemak Selo replacement school the legislature agreed to fund this session.  Navarre will look to lessen or waive the local match required to receive state support entire...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:37am
  • Give ’em shelter. That’s the idea of the Boat House project, a proposal to build a pavilion on the Homer Spit at the site of the old Harbor Office near Ramp 2. ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:25am
  • On a good day when fishermen pull sea-bright king salmon out of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon faster than the tide runs, the cleaning tables fill up with people cleaning their catch. You’d better watch your back — and the sky — lest a ravenous gull scoops down and snags a fish. “While tryin...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:40am
  • The seventh annual Hospice of Homer golf tournament fundraiser gives golfers of all skill levels the chance to play, have fun, and even win a prize or two.  The tournament will be held at The Tips Golf Course, a par three, nine-hole course out East End Road with a breath-taking view of Kachemak...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:53pm
  • Members of the panel on the 40th anniversary of the Kachemak Bay oil and gas lease buyback reflected on the effort it took to keep the oil companies out of Homer waters. The other message of the night was for Homer and Kenai Peninsula residents to stay vigilant in preserving the future....

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:57pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker found little to praise in the Legislature’s passage of a state budget, saying lawmakers still need to act on a plan to address Alaska’s deficit. During an at-times fiery news conference, Walker asked whether the state has to go broke before action is taken. Legislator...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:45pm
  • KODIAK — Kodiak College is cutting some programs that are no longer in demand to save money during a difficult fiscal time for the state. Kodiak College asked the University of Alaska Anchorage to stop admitting students to two undergraduate certificates: one in construction technology and one in ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:43pm
  • Fireweed Academy Principal Kiki Abrahamson has been ready to retire for a couple years, but she was not ready to leave Fireweed, she said. Even now, after she announced her retirement, and celebrated her time at the school with current and former students at a retirement party, Abrahamson plans to c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:40pm

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