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  • Kendra Bush-St. Louis has started work as the new environmental educator for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, with offices in the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. She takes the place of Lisa Matlock who left the refuge for other opportunities nearly two years ago. “Kendra will...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:18pm
  • Months of renovations and $2 million later, PRL Logistics Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he expects to be open for business in Kenai in about a month. “As we’ve continued to watch Cook Inlet and seeing this surge in activity, it just really made sense to start making plans to support work down here for ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:17pm
  • JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a $1.9 billion capital budget Monday, which co-chair Kevin Meyer said was in keeping with the goal of a smaller state infrastructure budget....

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:10am
  • JUNEAU — A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project. London-based mining company R...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:08am
  • The Kodiak seine fleet is embarking on a new fishery to test the viability of catching pollock with that gear type, a species that is generally caught with trawl gear. The fishery will take place in state waters, within three miles of shore, under a special “commissioner’s permit” issued by th...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:06am
  • JUNEAU — The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The committee introduced HB383 at the request of House Speaker Mike Chenault, who was a lead sponsor of a measure pa...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:05am
  • ANCHORAGE — An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska’s largest daily newspaper. Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The sale is expected to...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:04am
  • What started as a report of a domestic violence assault ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic of Homer in an incident Wednesday evening on McLay Road, about four miles out East End Road.  According to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers, the troopers received a rep...

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:18pm
  • It’s been 11 years now. And they keep going back.  In the middle of March, during the week of spring break, a team of volunteers from Homer’s Glacier View Baptist Church packs their work clothes and heads to Mexico. Destination: San Vicente, a small town on the Baja Peninsula where approxim...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting. While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an e...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm
  • A solution and design for an unsafe and slow intersection will move a step closer toward construction this month when Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities officials choose one of three alternatives for the Main Street and Sterling Highway intersection.  Those alternatives a...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:27pm
  • In a year when some of the most seasoned Iditarod racers pulled themselves and their dog teams out of what’s known as the “Last Great Race”  — Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe, for example — Homer snowmachiners Dr. Paul Sayer, Dr. Paul Raymond and Raymond’s daughter Kendra, a stude...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:24pm
  • As contractors with Enstar Natural Gas ramp up construction this month on the second phase of the Homer natural gas expansion, some landowners on Kachemak Drive have balked at granting easements to extend the gas line. More than 17,000 feet of natural gas line has already been installed on the Homer...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:05pm
  • About 50 people, including several Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police officers, attended Stand Up Homer, a March 27 gathering that was part of statewide Choose Respect rallies. Choose Respect is part of Gov. Sean Parnell’s initiative to address and end domestic violence and sexual assault. “...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:56pm
  • With the capital budget and what it means for the southern Kenai Peninsula still to be determined, other legislative action affecting the area is finding approval in Juneau. Passing both the Senate and House and signed March 26 by Gov. Parnell was a bill removing Homer’s port and harbor and munici...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:53pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Chapman School Through today: Student testing.   Homer High School...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:31pm
  • A dragon twisting across the floor. Maracas clacking. Grass skirts swaying. Get ready for “World Culture Day,” an event presented from 6-9 p.m. April 9 by Ninilchik School’s K-12 students, under the direction of Bonnie Pierce and Jane Beck of Project GRAD....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm
  • It isn’t that Homer Middle School students Denver Waclawski, Douglas Dean, Ben Kettle and Tim Blakely don’t already have very active lives. For starters, three of them play hockey, one is a cross country runner, they play soccer and are in band, choir, robotics and more....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Homer Middle School teacher and student council advisor Bonnie Jason credits the school’s student council. Rylyn Todd, a member of the student council, credits HMS students’ competitive spirit. Whichever it is, it’s the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that gets the more than $700 the students ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:23pm
  • The Homer Legislative Information Office will participate in the following two teleconferences. The Homer LIO is located at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, contact Charlene, 235-7878. • Friday, 3:30 p.m.: Information hearing on Alaska coal and coal technology, listen only. • Saturday, ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:05pm

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