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  • Roland Maw has been charged in Montana following an investigation regarding residency issues. Jim Kropp, chief of law enforcement for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, confirmed that the state has charged Maw, who owns property near Dillon, with seven counts of affirming to a false statement in ord...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:40am
  • A remote beach on the west side of Cook Inlet has seen an uptick in traffic as clammers hitch rides with charter boat captains or hop on small planes to find a stretch of beach where many say the razor clams are beyond comparison to any found on the Kenai Peninsula. The Polly Creek beach, near Tuxed...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:39am
  • Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center had steady lines of fishermen registering this morning. Fishermen headed out today to scout out fishing spots and get in some salmon fishing....

    Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:31am
  • The Homer City Council will interview two applicants, both city employees, for city manager at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. To be interviewed are Matt Clarke, deputy harbormaster, and Katie Koester, community and economic development coordinator....

    Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:24pm
  • By MELISSA GRIFFITHS Morris News Service - Alaska JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska has been very successful in using Alaska Energy Authority funds for renewable energy projects — too successful if you ask some other regions. The authority runs a renewable energy fund that is m...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:45pm
  • NOME — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska spurred organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state’s extensive system of froz...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:45pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken said his department would meet Alaska’s budget challenges head on “by consolidating and creating efficiencies where possible” while “striving to have minimal impacts on core services.” Luiken’s remarks came during th...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week rejected the ordinance that would repeal the nine-month sales tax exemption on groceries. However, the issue is not completely off the table.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the assembly agreed to postpone voting down president Dale Bagley’s propose...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:44pm
  • The Alaska Board of Game voted to give Kenai Peninsula brown bears a bit more protection by lowering the cap on how many can be killed each year before the state shuts down the hunt. After hearing from federal Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers and biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:44pm
  • At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams fan out into wetlands and the hilly hinterlands of the south peninsula. But the river’s valued fish runs are struggling, and for years observers ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:42pm
  • In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer ended with two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, pleading guilty to first-degree harassment of a 17-year-old boy passed...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:25pm
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Feb. 27 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Third-quarter winners are, from left, Valerie Rios nominated by Mr. Stineff; Laure...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:20pm
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is happening at the West Homer Elementary Library.  The book fair is open to the public March 23-March 27 during the school day.  From 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 24, the public also is invited to Family and Friends Fun Night at the book fair with door prizes and refreshm...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:20pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 27: Early release day. April 6: School board meeting, Soldotna.  May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward.   Homer High School...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:18pm
  • In 2008, Sata Frolov, a 1991 graduate of Nikolaevsk School, traveled from Oregon for the 40th anniversary of the predominantly Russian Old Believer village east of Anchor Point.  “Always show Nikolaevsk pride,” Frolov told those gathered at the May 2008 event. “You have an awesome school ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:18pm
  • There is a green sandwich board sign propped by the sidewalk at 1044 East End Road with a short message: Brain Injury Support Group Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If the sign is out, then at 1 p.m., Kathy Stingley will be inside waiting. Even if no one else shows up.  Stingley, who ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:24pm
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a workshop March 30 to help Alaskans apply for federal grants relating to local food production and farmers markets. Palmer Extension agent Steve Brown will teach the free workshop from 1-5 p.m. in Palmer and by videoconfere...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:22pm
  •  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that there will be a special enrollment period, or SEP, for Alaskans and their families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and who are subject to a fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes. The S...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:21pm
  • MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula announced this week it has been named a finalist in a national initiative aimed at accelerating the journey to improve health and wellbeing. That means MAPP, or Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships,  is in the running to receive funding fr...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:21pm
  • The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance filed its final brief with the Alaska Supreme Court on March 5 to allow a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnet harvest in five non-rural areas around Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. If allowed, the initiative could be on the...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:20pm

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