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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has earned two financial reporting awards: a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Meritorious Budget Award. One of 120 school districts nationwide, and one of only two school districts in Alaska, KPBSD received the Association of School...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:14pm
  • The 11th annual Rock and Mineral Show put on by the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society and sponsored by the  Alaska Miners Association will be Nov. 9-11 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel.The show will include displays; talks; demonstrations; vendors with rocks, minerals, jewelry, books and more; and...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:13pm
  • The last day to buy tickets for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center car and Honda ATV raffle is Nov. 8. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center or from board members right up until the drawing happens at the ticket-drawing party beginning at 6 p.m. that day. Onl...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:12pm
  •   JUNEAU (AP) — A smog-like haze that hung over part of Alaska’s Kodiak Island this week was courtesy of a volcanic eruption — 100 years ago. The National Weather Service says strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest volca...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:41am
  • An Oct. 25 preliminary hearing for Anthony Resetarits, 20, and Joseph Resetarits, 18, each charged with sexual assault following a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party, has been continued until Nov. 21, to allow the Alaska State Troopers time to complete reports in the case.The brothers also we...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:40am
  • It may feel like winter, but bears in the area are still active, according to area trails advocate Dave Brann who keeps a close watch on local trail conditions.Tracks for a brown bear and a black bear have been spotted from the Roger’s Loop trailhead, throughout the lower Baycrest area, from the w...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:23am
  • By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Communication is essential to breaking the cycle of bullying. For example, tell your children their options for dealing with a bully, said Carla Abild, parent navigator with Stone Soup Group. Abild recounted reactions of a parent during a bullying preve...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:02am
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWhen Sue Brass, sixth-grade teacher at West Homer Elementary School, assigned her students an assignment to write a narrative essay, she added an additional challenge: the students were to write biographical essays about someone interesting in their families.“We ha...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:01am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District NOTE: In the event of two-hour school delays or closures, official announcements will be made on the website, the KPBSD Facebook and Twitter feeds, and shared through your local radio and television stations. Schools with Alert Now systems will notify families...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:00am
  • Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in Congress, but they also will be filling several Alaska House and Senate seats, including the one for House District 30, which includes Homer. In th...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:59am
  • Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, known at the C-Plan, for the company’s oil and gas exploration activities in Northern Cook In...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:35am
  • Everything from angry reminders of past disasters to pleas for responsible development were expressed by area residents at two community outreach meetings held by Buccaneer Energy last week. Buccaneer held the Oct. 24 meeting at Best Western Bidarka Inn and the Oct. 25 meeting in McNeil Canyon Eleme...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:29am
  • On Monday, more than 60 local residents attended the last of three neighborhood meetings the city of Homer held to discuss plans for distributing natural gas to the area. City Manager Walt Wrede described details of the proposed project and associated costs.  Also answering questions were John ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:25am
  • How important is the Sterling Highway to the southern Kenai Peninsula? To answer, area residents have only to recall the  flood of 2002....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:22am
  • NIKISKI  — Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski family escaped a fire at their home after being awakened by smoke alarms early Sunday morning. The blaze was soon reported under control. According to the trooper report, smoke alarms woke the residents. The parents, who were do...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:22pm
  • An alert citizen last week turned over to Homer Police a pistol he said he saw another man bury under a tree near the Homer Public Library. The gun was not stolen and not connected to a crime, said Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns....

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:20pm
  • The Homer Police Department responded to three unrelated deaths this week. On Sunday, a Homer man checking on his friend, from whom he had not heard in awhile, entered the friend’s home and found him laying facedown. Ryan Brown, 40, of Homer was dead of unknown causes.  Homer Police Chief Mar...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:18pm
  • Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson, left, swears in new Homer City Council member James Dolma during a special meeting of the council on Monday. Dolma was picked by the council to fill the seat left vacant by Beth Wythe after she was elected mayor. Dolma ran for a seat in the recent municipal election, com...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:16pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 11: School board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Soldotna. Chapman School Oct. 27: Halloween carnival, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Scholastic Book Fair. Nov. 1-2: Parent-teacher conferences; no classes. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:13pm
  • When the staff at Soldotna High School discussed suicide as part of a newly mandated training requirement, all of them shared a personal story. “We let the teachers discuss experiences in their lives; people who had either committed or talked about committing (suicide). And walking around the room...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:12pm

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