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  • ANCHORAGE — An initiative group is gathering signatures in an attempt to link voter registration to Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend applications. PFD Voter Registration is trying to get a question on the ballot asking voters if they’d like registration to come automatically when they apply for th...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:00am
  • ANCHORAGE — Business leaders across Alaska are publicly making suggestions for how the Legislature could possibly handle the state’s fiscal crisis ahead of next year’s legislative session. The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce in a draft letter addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and sent to the stat...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:59am
  • Gov. Bill Walker has persuaded the state’s industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to consider a larger pipe size that would be capable of shipping more North Slope natural gas, the governor said in a Sept. 4 interview with the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Sources among North Slope producers co...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:58am
  • FAIRBANKS — Alaska has been on the cutting edge of unmanned aircraft research for years thanks to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The question now is, as the technology becomes commercially available, can the state monetize its position? Mike Sfraga, UAF vice chancellor for university advancem...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:57am
  • The wind last Saturday took all the warmth the sun was providing right out of the air. You could tell what it was like standing in the shade of a booth at the Homer Farmers Market just by looking at Marsha Rouggly at her Sweet Berries Jam booth dressed in a scarf and full length down coat. The cold ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:56am
  • Hilcorp Alaska’s plans to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase. If approved, the company plans to begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct a gravel pad and begin drilling two wells to be complet...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:55am
  • Homer Elks Lodge No. 2127 Exhaulted Ruler Justin Cole, second from right, and Marlena “Mo” Hodgdon PER and grant writer, second from left, dropped by the R.E.C. Room on a sunny summer afternoon to donate much-needed supplies for youth. Among the donations were XtraTuf boots for winter, a...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:47am
  • The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is offering a three-day smoked seafood school in Kodiak, Oct. 7-9. Chris Sannito, Marine Advisory seafood technology specialist, and John Springer, from Enviro-Pak in Clackamas, Ore., will lead lectures and hands-on activities. The class will be held at t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:45am
  • School District   KPBSD now has a free app available in the App Store for iPhone and Android users. Look for Kenai Peninsula Borough SD, and personalize the app by subscribing to specific schools to get calendar events.   Individual school results of the Alaska Measures Pr...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:26am
  • Anyone interested in being a school volunteer needs to complete an online form and agree to a background check; only criminal activity will be checked.  All information will be kept confidential and information can only be accessed by a few members of the Human Resources department.  To co...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:25am
  • Grade schoolers are not Pink Martini’s usual audience demographic, and pianist Thomas Lauderdale had to correct himself when he accidentally opened Monday’s pre-concert noon performance for all the area schools with, “Good night, everyone!”  But the 10 musicians representing the jazzy, ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:25am
  • ANCHORAGE — Six conservation groups have asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use an emergency endangered species listing to protect a population of southeast Alaska wolves. The groups want hunting and trapping stopped the rest of the year for Alexander Archipelago wolves, which den in root...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:21am
  • A Funny River resident is improving after being attacked by a brown bear near his home on Sunday. Danny High underwent surgery Monday morning. “His condition is serious but improving,” his wife, Janice High, said. She declined to comment on the extent of her husband’s injuries. The 62-year-old...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:21am
  • In a long career that includes photography and natural gas sales, food has been the start and the most recent aspect of Homer City Council candidate Tom Stroozas’ life. The son of a grocer and butcher, and the grandson of a Greek immigrant, Stroozas, 63, grew up in the family grocery store, Strooz...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:13am
  • Lifelong Alaskan Heath Smith, 50, comes with a multigenerational political pedigree. Though Smith is running for political office for the first time, his grandfather, George Sharrock, was known as “the earthquake mayor,” or mayor of Anchorage in 1964 during the Great Alaska Earthquake. His fathe...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:12am
  • If Beauregard Burgess, 30, represents the Millennial generation of Homer City Council candidates, Robert “Bob” Howard, 73, anchors the cusp of the Baby Boomer end. Born in 1944 in Turlock, Calif., he went through one of the quintessential experiences of his generation, the University of Californ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:11am
  • With Homer City Council member Francie Roberts not running for re-election, council member Beauregard Burgess is the only incumbent in the two-seat race. Appointed in April 2012 and then elected that fall to a 3-year term, he’s also the only candidate who has run for political office....

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:09am
  • Editor's note: The names of Donna Aderhold's two stepchildren have been corrected. The daughter of a civil engineer who moved his family around the United States from project to project, Donna Aderhold, 53, said her diverse geographic background exposed her to a lot of different points of view and c...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:08am
  • Despite an attempted torching on Friday night and destruction of the Burning Basket early Sunday at Mariner Park, volunteers rallied Sunday afternoon to rebuild “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening.” The 12th annual event happened as scheduled, with about 150 people visiting the repai...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:03am
  • Homer and halibut go hand in hand. After all, anyone can see from the top of Baycrest hill that Homer is the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”. So when the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) was deciding on a place to hold the first annual Halibut Festival, Homer was an easy choice....

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:40am

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