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  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Dec. 22-Jan. 2: WInter break, no school. Chapman School Dec. 10: Child Find. Dec. 15-19: Information Services Week. Dec. 16: Winter concert. Dec. 17:...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:45pm
  • An early morning fire on Nov. 24, in the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion due to rags in a garbage can, according to a Nov. 26 press release issued by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  There were no injuries; the fire was...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:44pm
  • Staff report Five students from the southern Kenai Peninsula were among 48 from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District chosen to participate in the two-week Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Middle School Academy: Ethan Anderson, Homer; Garr...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:42pm
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska Equipment Trader and the Alaska Star weekly newspaper, all located in Anchorage.  The appointment was announced Tuesday by Les Simpson, regional publishe...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:39pm
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska Equipment Trader and the Alaska Star weekly newspaper, all located in Anchorage.  The appointment was announced Tuesday by Les Simpson, regional publishe...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:39pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska Marine Highway System has announced that the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Design Study Report is now available online at dot.state.ak.us/amhs/tusty_replace. Public comments regarding the Tustumena report will be accepted...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:38pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Attorneys and entrepreneurs are lining up for what they hope will be a business boom stemming from Alaskans voting to legalize recreational marijuana. The Alaska Dispatch News reports three trade shows connected to pot are scheduled this spring in Anchorage and cannabis associatio...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Fishing has always been a favorite pastime of Alaskans, and now, thanks to a former Kenai Peninsula resident, it can be done more safely. Alexandra West, a 2007 Skyview High School graduate who is now an engineer-in-training for PND Engineers Inc. in Anchorage, has recently been awarded a patent for...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Oodalolly, the new home decor store that opened just over three weeks ago in the space where Blackbeary Bog used to be, is a new twist on the old classic. Decorative star lights glisten in the windows, bookshelves are laden with colorful trinkets, and tastefully arranged placards and clusters of gla...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:28pm
  • The newly elected “unity team” of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have received praise from all sides about their inclusive transition team of 250 Alaskans from all walks of life and all areas of expertise, open to the public and press. The fisheries component was by...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — In his first speech after taking office, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his administration would begin work immediately to expand Medicaid in the state. Walker took the oath of office Monday in Juneau — becoming the state’s first governor not affiliated with a political party — on a B...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:14pm
  • When a protective order says “no contact” with the person filing an order, that means no contact — not even by “liking” the person’s Facebook photos or commenting on them. That’s the basis of a charge of violating a protective order against Lane T. Sanders, 27. Homer Police last week g...

    Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:31am
  • Four defendants charged in association with the burglary of a Homer dentist’s home and office earlier this month face news charges following their arraignment at the Homer Courthouse on Nov. 17. Charged with first-degree unlawful contact, a misdemeanor, are Erik F. Donhauser-Sagmoen, 20, Anchor Po...

    Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:29am
  • A two-car crash on icy roads on Tuesday afternoon killed a 29-year-old Homer woman. Kayla Rodasti, the only person in her car, was pronounced dead at the scene near Mile 145 Sterling Highway in Happy Valley. All six people in the other car involved, including three children, suffered injuries. Emerg...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:27pm
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    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:40pm
  • The Statewide Broadband Task Force has released its final plan and recommendations for deploying high speed broadband across the state. The report outlines key findings and offers recommendations to reach the goal of providing every Alaska household access to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) of broadb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Need your deck repaired? New screen door installed? Until Jan. 1, these minor jobs can be performed by anyone — no registration or bond required. However, starting in 2015, all construction contractors will require registration and bonding, regardless of the size or type of work performed, accordi...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed more than $66,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.  The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA bran...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm

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