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  • “Take a day to be well” has been the ongoing theme of the Rotary Health Fair. Now in its 30th year, the annual day of booths and presentations gives people the knowledge they need to be healthy. “We’ve got a model with this Health Fair that works so well,” said Sharon Minsch, coordinator o...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:33am
  • At its regular Oct. 14 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District gave its blessing for a drama, debate and forensics team to be added to activities offered for Nikolaevsk’s 18 high school students. ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:59am
  • Students, faculty and staff at Fireweed Academy took a trip to Ellis Island and America with a re-enactment of what it was like for immigrants finding entry into this country. With roles and costumes for arriving immigrants and officials, the event included the careful monitoring of a passenger mani...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:55am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Nov. 1: Basketball vs Ninilchik at Chapman, girls 4 p.m., no boys’ game.&n...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:42am
  • Twenty-two students were inducted into the Homer High School National Honor Society chapter on Tuesday. They included: Seniors: Hannah Baird, Nahoa Jette, Calvin Johnson, Brian Rowe, Joshua Vantrese and David Woo; Juniors: Brandon Beachy, Evan Boyer, Michael Downing...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:24am
  • Forty-nine schools have been identified as 2013 Alaska Reward Schools in honor of their student achievement, with two categories recognized: highest performing and high progress. Seven of those 49 are in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Three of those seven are on the southern peninsula....

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:23am
  • With the real-life application of city code eliminating the Bay View Inn’s lawful nonconforming use within an area zoned rural residential, the Homer City Council at its regular meeting Monday opened the door for a new definition of “discontinued.”...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:38pm
  • To students of art and culture, la belle époque — the beautiful era — in late 19th century Paris represented the height of French culture during the Industrial Revolution and before World War I. Grand architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the infamous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge, were...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:36pm
  • To students of art and culture, la belle époque — the beautiful era — in late 19th century Paris represented the height of French culture during the Industrial Revolution and before World War I. Grand architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the infamous nightclub, the Moulin Rouge, were...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:36pm
  • Take a peek at the Halloween spirit around town......

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:30pm
  • The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of an Oct. 23 Era Alaska crash at the Homer Airport. All 13 passengers and two crew members on an Era flight from Anchorage to Homer walked to safety after the plane’s landing gear appare...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:06pm
  • Social media and a tip from an alert cell-phone store employee led to police this week charging five people in connection with the Oct. 21 burglary of Tech Connect, including the man suspected to have broken into the Pioneer Avenue electronics store. ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:03pm
  • Tired of complaining about local government, Homer resident Ken Castner has decided it’s time to make a change. At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, Castner announced his plan to bring before city voters the opportunity to change Homer from a first-class city to a home-rule ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Mudslides Monday afternoon on East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and Kachemak Drive shut down part of the road, causing traffic jams and forcing drivers to detour on Kachemak Drive. Heavy rains this week throughout the Kenai Peninsula resulted in streets being washed away, roads closed and an incre...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:57pm
  • An Alaska State Trooper escaped injury last Thursday night when he rolled his patrol vehicle while responding to a report of a disturbance at a Knob Hill home near Nikolaevsk. At about 11:50 p.m. Oct. 24, Trooper Richard Chambers hit a patch of black ice on the Sterling Highway near the North Fork R...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:25pm
  • Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:15pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has signed onto legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of the recent federal government shutdown. Under the measure, if Congress failed to pass a funding bill for a new fiscal year, existing funding levels would be extended for 120 days. After that, funding w...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Alaska Pacific Bank is merging with Northrim Bank in a $14.31 million stock and cash transaction, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. If approved, Northrim BanCorp would acquire Alaska Pacific Bancshares, the Southeast Alaska bank’s parent company, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Both compa...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting applications from interested persons to serve on the Budget Development Committee.  This committee reviews the current practices and procedures used to develop the expenditure budget and will also review how federal, state and local reve...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Soldotna has operated with one water tank, instead of the desired two, for months following the demolition of a tank last December. At an Oct. 23 meeting, Soldotna City Council accepted a $2.5 million state of Alaska grant to build a new, larger tank. City Engineer Kyle Kornelis said now that the ci...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:12pm

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