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  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m. April 18: Vacation day. May 21: School closes.   Chapman School April 1-3: Student testing.   Homer Hig...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:44pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously approved a six-year plan for improvement projects for fiscal years 2015 to 2021 at its March 3 meeting. The district will submit the plan to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in late August to seek fund...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:43pm
  • Casey M. Coates, son of Michael and Laurie Coates, has made the dean’s list at California Maritime Academy, San Francisco, for the spring and fall 2012 semesters and the 2013 fall semesters. A senior, Coates graduates April 26 with a degree in marine transportation and a U.S. Coast Guard third mat...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:42pm
  • The Fourth Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Land’s End Resort in Homer.  Tables are available for businesses with products or services of interest to the agricultural sector; for example, real estate, insurance, earthwork, equipment, co...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell signed an administrative order Tuesday creating a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues related to the major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are examining options to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north. The North Road Extension Project, as it is commonly known, has held onto federal government dollars since 1998 when the borough received about $6 million earmarked to extend the Spur about 26 miles beyond...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:33pm
  • JUNEAU — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming from the disaster....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:31pm
  • The Alaska Legislature could consider allowing a state entity to get involved in fisheries financing if bills in House and Senate committees continue moving forward, but some legislators are raising questions about the plan. The most recent versions of Senate Bill 140 and House Bill 288 — introduc...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:31pm
  • JUNEAU — State legislators are dealing with a number of bills affecting business as the 2014 session enters its final month. Lawmakers must adjourn April 20, although there are procedures for extending the session....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:16am
  • Greetings from your Homer Chamber of Commerce. Three things of note this month. By this time next week, our new Harbor Webcam will be up and running. You’ll see the link on our homepage HomerAlaska.org. We thank SPITwSPOTS for their sponsorship of free Internet and Harbor Webcam, and Don Jose’s ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:15am
  • The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up through testimony by Dwight Kramer, chair of the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition, a group of pri...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:13am
  • Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of Fisheries, concerns about certain salmon runs and research needed to better understand them. The committee is holding three hearings o...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:08am
  • Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday. Fishing aboard his own boat, the Inlet Plunder, Tepp’s cash prize is $19,026. A total 202 fish were caught by the 907 anglers participating in the...

    Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:35pm
  •   The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Wednesday restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee. That committee holds hearings today at 4 p.m. at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Opera...

    Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:29pm
  • I wrote this song, Water and Oil Don't Mix, (watch video below) for the approaching 25th year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster. With my daughters help I decided to put together a slide show to accompany this song in remembrance of this sad event that holds a place in our A...

    Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:46pm
  • Planning on taking advantage of Cook Inlet’s minus tides to fill the freezer with razor clams? Already pinpointed the -4.1 tide on May 16 as a time to pack up the family and join the shovel-toting, bucket-carrying crowd on the beach in front of Ninilchik?   Better change your plans....

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:42pm
  • On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound —  “fetched up,” in the words of its captain, Joe Hazelwood.   After 8,700 oil tanker transits through the sound since the first tanker loaded in 1977, Alaskans had become complacent — some of them. Just the...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:41pm
  • Nominated by Homer High School faculty, eight HHS students have been recognized as “Mariners On the Move.” Each faculty member nominates one outstanding student during the school year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Feb. 28 celebration, catered...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:32pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Homer High School March 29, 30: HHS production of the Broadway musical “The Sound of Plaid;” 7:30 p.m. March 29; 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 30.   Homer Middle School...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:29pm
  • When the Veterans of Foreign Wars asked students to write about “what patriotism means to me,” 11 Chapman School students in grades 6-8 took the challenge.  Three of those students — placing first, second and third in the local competition sponsored by VFW Post 10221 in Anchor Point — w...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:28pm

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