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  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough to back down from its newly passed invocation policy. The organization, which advocates for individual Constitutional liberties, frequently through litigation, sent a letter Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President ...

    Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:43pm
  • At five a.m. when my alarm wakes me and I stumble around getting ready for open gym, I often wonder how sports has affected my life in such a way that I am ready before the sun comes up to head to basketball. In talking with Homer High student athletes, we all agree that sports have had a positive i...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 21: End of the quarter. No school, teacher in-service day. Oct. 26: Early release. School out at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences.   Homer Flex Oct. 20: Gre...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold meetings to discuss the three schedule options developed by school principals and district administration and staff. The proposed schedules for south peninsula school followed community meetings and feedback from community members in early October. T...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Those wishing to give an invocation before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now have to be either a chaplain or a member of a religious organization with an established presence in the borough....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm
  • The Homer Community Food Pantry experienced a 115 percent increase in people seeking food assistance between 2013 and 2015. Though the food pantry’s customers have not reached the highs seen in the years following the 2008 recession, a significant spike started in 2014 and continues to climb. The ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke to a crowded dining room at Land’s End Resort on Friday about her ideas for improving Alaska from her position in Congress. Murkowski is running for re-election this November against opponents independent Margaret Stock, Libertarian Joe Miller, and Democrat Ray...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough schools could see cuts to the arts and sports as well as more students in each classroom if the state can’t find ways to close its budget gap. Community meetings addressing potential budget cuts to district schools on Oct. 13 asked parents and staff to discuss items that co...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:54pm
  • Grand Jury indicts Homer man for murder, robbery in 3-year-old Homer case Key DNA evidence, a Homer witness who came forward and dogged detective work helped Homer Police close its only unsolved murder case, the 2013 killing of Mark Matthews near the Poopdeck Trail....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:54pm
  • SOLDOTNA — Fishermen and the fisheries-inclined turned out by the dozens Tuesday for an open hearing before the Board of Fisheries to air their concerns on a host of issues. The Board of Fisheries, preparing to enter its 2016-2017 cycle, is holding a work session in Soldotna this week to discuss A...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:43pm
  • Soldotna residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on whether the city brings back its year-round grocery tax. The Soldotna City Council introduced an ordinance at its Oct. 12 meeting that would amend city code to restore the year-round tax on nonprepared food items, also known as the grocery ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:56am
  • The number of Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission members will decrease to 11, but not until 2020. After initially voting it down, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly resurrected and passed an ordinance that revised the apportionment for Planning Commission membership at its Tuesday meeting...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:56am
  • Homer Electric Association officials, including board members, have been holding member outreach meetings on the Kenai Peninsula seeking support for what it calls “local control” — removing HEA from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. But HEA also wants members to make an inform...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:55am
  • Once again, the 2016 Upper Cook Inlet salmon season fell far short of expectations. The 2016 commercial harvest of around 3 million salmon was 12 percent less than the most recent 10-year average harvest of 3.5 million salmon of all species, but even lower for sockeyes. The dollar value was also low...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:55am
  • On the morning of Oct. 18, 1966, Emil Notti, an Athabascan born in Koyukuk, called the first gathering of the Alaska Federation of Natives to order. Almost exactly five decades later, he is slated to give the keynote speech today at the 50th annual convention in Fairbanks. “No, it does not feel li...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:11am
  • Homer Police on Sunday arrested a Homer man in the death of Mark Matthews, then 61, killed July 28, 2013 off the Poopdeck Trail. Lee John Henry, 55, appeared in Homer court on Monday morning for arraignment on a charge of first-degree murder. Judge Margaret Murphy did not set bail, and because it wa...

    Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:31am
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 14: Picture day. Oct. 21: End of the quarter. No school, teacher in-service day. Oct. 26: Early release. School out at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Big Fireweed (3-6) Oct. 13: ...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:18pm
  • At a series of public meetings Thursday, Oct. 13, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will begin confronting a budget for next year that may be between 3 and 20 percent less than the previous year’s. District Superintendent Sean Dusek invited the public to participate in the budget meeting...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:18pm
  • A high-speed chase on Thursday afternoon in Homer and Anchor Point began with a drunk-driver report and ended with the suspect coming out of a crashed, stolen Dodge Ram truck holding a half-empty gallon jug of blended Scotch whisky. At Paul Suter’s arraignment on Friday, Oct. 7, Homer District Co...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:03pm
  • Homer Folk School is here to stay and provide intergenerational learning of folk arts — from homesteading to maritime skills — to Homer and the surrounding areas, said folk school board member, as well as organic farmer and herbalist, Robin McAllistar. “I am such a fan. I am so excited about t...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:03pm

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