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  • Appointments for reduced rate wellness screenings are available now for the 31st annual Rotary Health Fair, which will be at Homer High School from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1. “It’s your life … take a day to be well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in coope...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Elementary school students’ quarterly report cards will look a little different this year.The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has implemented a Standards-Referenced reporting system, which evaluates students’ performances in different skill areas under standards as determined by the Alas...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:41pm
  • At a Monday press conference, Jim Lavrakas announced the official results of the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Topping the list was the jackpot winner, 16-year-old Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. Hobbs will pocket a $16,731.50 check for the 335-pound halibut he caught Aug. 19 while...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:32pm
  • 1.What is the most important duty of the borough mayor? What will be your approach to that job? ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:21pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is no stranger to campaigns. All told, this is his tenth, including his years in the Alaska State Legislature from 1985-1996 and as the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor from 1996-1999 and 2011 until the present. “I have lots of experience and I have establis...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:20pm
  • Letting the experience of the past frame his vision for the future, Carrol Martin’s reasons to be elected as the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s next mayor are to prepare peninsula residents for the next disaster. “I think of the disasters that we need to plan to avoid,” said Martin. “One is tha...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:19pm
  • With a background that includes serving as mayor and law enforcement officer for the city of Soldotna, being pastor of a church and accumulating day-to-day lessons of life in general, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor candidate Tom Bearup believes he has acquired “a lot of quality things over the year...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will consider a ballot question, Proposition C, that will expand the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area.  While the intent is clear, the actual expansion may confuse voters since it shifts the service area boundary into the ocean — an area with no...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
  • Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues. Proposition A asks voters who live outside of cities to consider whether the borough should exercise limited animal control powers and if it should charge a property tax to pay for ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
  • A candidate for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 8-Homer, Kelly Cooper isn’t waiting until she’s elected to find out what’s going on in the borough. She’s already doing some homework. “When I got on the (South Peninsula) hospital board, I did that, too,” said Cooper, a SPH o...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:14pm

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