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    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:46pm
  • Ever look at a picnic through the eyes of an army of ants? A beautiful monarch butterfly? A stink bug? How about a maggot? The students of McNeil Canyon Elementary School offered that perspective May 8 in the school’s 30th annual spring concert. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students performed ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:43pm
  • Eighty-one students from McNeil Canyon Elementary and Razdolna schools put their curious minds and research abilities on display April 30. The occasion was McNeil’s science fair, with Laura Murphy’s fourth- and fifth-grade class inviting Razdolna to join in the fun.The fair included a total of 5...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictMay 21: Schools close (unless otherwise noted). ChapmanToday: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.Today: Spring concert, 7 p.m.May 16: Grade 1 to Pratt Museum, 11:30 a.m.May 16: Borough track meet.May 16: Grades 6-8 birding in Homer.May 19: Kindergarten graduation, 2 ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:36pm
  • Katherine Dolma is one of two Alaska students to be named Alaska’s top youth volunteers of 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This nationwide program honored 102 young people earlier this month for outstanding acts of volunteerism, according to a press release issued by the awards ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:34pm
  • Homer Middle School art students are learning a powerful lesson about environmental footprints and collaboration with a giant art project destined to become a permanent installation at the school.Led by art teacher Ingrid McKinstry and working in collaboration with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Stu...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula College Associate of Arts Degree: Jesse Bolt, Karmen Classen, Rachel Coe, Adam DePesa, Robert Eagan, Paul Eneboe, Corrie Haigh, Victoria WeaklandAssociate of Applied Sciences Occupational Safety and Health: Rachelle McAlexanderAssociate of Applied Science in Nursing: Halee Bradshaw,...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:33pm
  • Take risks. Say thank you. Smile. Be kind to yourself. Start something new.That was among the advice given May 7 at the occasion of 2014 commencement exercises for 151 people receiving degrees or certificates from Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:31pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed into law the bill authorizing the state of Alaska to participate financially in proposed $45 billion to $65 billion natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project. Parnell’s May 8 signature on Senate Bill 138, approved by the state Legislature in April, will...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:55pm
  • The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District invites Kenai Peninsula farmers to a workshop covering all aspects of using the Truax No-Till Seed Planter. This free workshop is required for anyone who wishes to rent the planter during the 2014 season. The workshop will be from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Ma...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:54pm
  • The Homer office of the Division of Motor Vehicles remains on abbreviated hours. The office is open today from 8:30 a.m.-noon, is closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m., and reopens from 1-4:30 p.m. It also is open May 20 and May 22 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, is closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m., and reopens f...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:54pm
  • As the room filled to capacity, attendees willingly stood to hear updates about the proposed pipeline project to transport North Slope natural gas to a liquefied natural gas plant in Nikiski. About 90 area residents came to the former Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road Monday for the Nikiski ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:49pm
  • Bidding was modest at the state’s annual Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula “areawide” lease sales May 7, with bids coming from independent companies and most of those in Cook Inlet from companies already established there. A surprise, however, is that there were three bids on tracts near Port Mo...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:48pm
  • You can find almost anything on Craigslist. Used Cars. Artwork. Careers. So when Jamie Dunklin started to look for a new job opportunity for herself and her husband, Richard Dunklin, she tried Craigslist. Originally, she thought that somewhere in Colorado might be a nice change from the suburbs of H...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:47pm
  • By TONI ROSS FOR THE HOMER NEWS Redden Marine’s Kachemak Gear Shed has a new general manager. James Rushing arrived in Homer March 3 and says he’s here for a while. Rushing, a former retail manager for Lowe’s, Best Buy and most recently an Apple store in Spokane, Wash...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record highs, with current levels at around $6.50 per pound for 10-20  pound fish (smalls), $6....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:42pm
  • Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate. Goldsmith is well known for his study of Alaska fiscal trends, which have been underway for almost two decades, but his new study comparing Senate Bill 21,...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:40pm
  • A 5.54 earthquake hit the Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula at 6:16 a.m today. The quake was 33 miles northwest of Homer at a depth of 54 miles. Residents reported being woken up and experiencing moderate to heavy shaking, and items being knocked off shelves. Initial reports were that the quake wa...

    Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:54am
  • The first large wildfire of the season almost burned down three cabins near Caribou Lake last Friday. Eight Alaska Division of Forestry, three Kachemak Emergency Services and 20 Pioneer Peak Hotshot firefighters kept the fire from burning the structures about 3 miles southwest of Caribou Lake about ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:01pm
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships-Southern Kenai Peninsula, or MAPP-SKP, holds two meetings next week. A community driven partnership for improving community health, MAPP holds an open house from 4-6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Kachemak Bay Campus to discuss and review its latest com...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:29pm

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