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  • Ghen Sasakura’s short video entry “What You See is What You Get” is the third-week winner in the fifth annual Teton Gravity Research Grom Contest.  “The film shows him skiing. He edited the footage to make the film,” said Sasakura’s mother, Cynthia Morelli. Sasakura is currently att...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:07pm
  • As the Kenai River personal use fishery has grown over the years, the City of Kenai has had to adapt with it. In an effort to clarify confusion on the fishery use fee structure, the Kenai City Council amended and approved a resolution to enact fee changes for the 2014 personal use fishery at the Apr...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Members of the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department gathered at Anchor River Inn Saturday for its annual training meeting on Saturday. The event was an opportunity for guest speaker Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, to officially welcome the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Kyra Wagner is the recipient of the Friends of the Homer Library’s 2014 Lifelong Learner Award. Also being honored at the Celebration of Lifelong Learning on Saturday is Hannah Baird, this year’s Youth! Learner Award recipient.  Guest speaker for the celebration is William Iggiagruk Hensley...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:58pm
  • It was “school” day at the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Tuesday.  Dr. Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, gave an update on the district, an important thing to do since borough taxes fund the district, but most of the borough’s popula...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:50pm
  • Large vessels, weighing more than 70 tons, dwarf Pier One Theatre as they undergo maintenance and repair in the campground area behind the theater. The work illustrates the need for a haul-out and repair area for vessels of that size, according to Matt Clark, deputy harbor master. Inflatable bladder...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:46pm
  • Little more than a week after a Homer rally urging respect, not violence, a domestic violence assault ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic of Homer. The incident occurred April 2, on McLay Road, about four miles out East End Road. The State Medical Examiner’s office has de...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation day.   Chapman School Students of the quarter: Pre-K Valerie McAnnelly and Carter Drake, kindergarten Carter Woodh...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:53pm
  • With high school graduation little more than a month away, there are still scholarship dollars available to help fund continuing education. Among them is financial support for both college and technical programs. Some are for this year’s graduates and some are for past-year graduates. Not all of t...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:52pm
  • Beginning Friday, Homeric Traders is open for business from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The new business, which specializes in buying, selling and trading “the Alaskan Way,” is owned and operated by Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight of Homer. The store features “high quality, vintage,...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:36pm
  • The House Fisheries Committee held a short hearing on Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointees to the Board of Fisheries on Tuesday, and public testimony on the incumbents was mixed. Parnell appointed Sue Jeffrey of Kodiak, John Jensen of Petersburg and Reed Morisky of Fairbanks to the board April 2. The co...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:35pm
  • The Homer College, Career and Job Fair attracted between 150-200 people last Friday, according to Kim Frost, student and enrollment services coordinator for Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage. “There was great community participation and great participation...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:34pm
  • 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

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