Voznesenka, Alaska

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled for  6 p.m. Oct. 15 at a school near you, via MS Lync. For information, or to find a location near you, visit the www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us homepage, then community interest, and district-wide budget development meeting. If you have questions, please call Lassie Nelson at 714-8838.

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub plane flies, it spans 80 miles east to west. It includes some of the borough’s most remote and sparsely populated areas: Razdolna, Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo, Halibut Cove, Seldovia, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Anchor Point, Diamond Ridge and Fritz Creek. Like District 3, Nikiski, it’s also a district an assembly member would need a boat or plane to reach some villages. 

School Events

Chapman School

Oct. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough community meeting at 3 p.m. Contact Michele Turner at 714-2165.

Oct. 8: Homer Electric Association community barbecue at Chapman, 5 p.m. Contact Joe Gallagher at HEA for more info.

Oct. 20: Presentation at Chapman on the Adolescent Brain by Brian Partridge, associate professor in psychology and human services at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Refreshments provided. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sports In Brief

Homer defeats Redington, 66-0

The host Homer football team rolled to a 66-0 victory over Redington Sr. junior varsity Friday night in nonconference play.

This is the first year that Redington Sr. is open, and the school only enrolls underclassmen thus far, so the mismatch that was possible ended up happening as the Mariners improved to 2-4 overall.

Homer ended any suspense early by taking a 37-0 lead after one quarter and a 51-0 lead at halftime.

Voznesenka lease agreement stalled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual approval of a new contract.

Best Bets

Senators, governors and distinguished congresspeople have visited Homer. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, came here once. There have been unconfirmed rumors that Sean Penn and Lady Gaga once graced our town. But royalty?

Holy bow and curtsy! For the first time ever, a European monarch comes to town when His Majesty King Harald V, the king of Norway, visits Homer Tuesday for a tour of Kachemak Bay. Mayor Beth Wythe will accompany him to the Spit and they arrive at the Homer Harbor, Ramp 2, at about 11:40 a.m.

School Events

Kenai Peninsula

Borough school


May 20: Last day of school for most students.

June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna.

June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna.


May 20: Graduation, 4 p.m., Soldotna High School Auditorium.

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

Workers begin repairs on Kachemak Drive

Workers this week began digging out about a 70-foot wide collapsed section of the west end of Kachemak Drive and getting permits to repair a slide that shut down the road about a half-mile from its intersection with the Homer Spit Road. Repairs may take as long as two weeks, said Carl High, maintenance supervisor for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Soldotna. Kachemak Drive is a state owned and maintained road.

Homer student places second in Caring for Kenai

A Homer High School student has won second place and $1,100 in the 25th annual Caring for the Kenai environmental competition for his volcano eruption preparedness kit.

“The road to development is always rough, but I plan to take my idea to the fullest level of implementation so when the next eruption occurs we’ll be better prepared,” said Daniel Wiest.

Slide closes Kachemak Drive at Spit end

A collapse of the bluff along the west end of Kachemak Drive has closed the Homer Spit end of the road. The road is closed indefinitely from about a half-mile in from the Homer Spit Road to the top of the hill by the old airport. Kachemak Drive remains open from the other entrance by East End Road all the way to the airport. The Spit Trail parking lot on Kachemak Drie remains open. A section of the Mud Bay hiking trail that goes by the toe of the slide also has been closed. The hole in the road continued to break apart, with cracks spreading along the road.

School Events

May 1: Early release day.

May 4: School board meeting, Seward.

June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna.

June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna.

Homer Flex School

April 20-24: Artist in Schools program, every afternoon. Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt teaches the students encaustic art.

April 27-May 1: Artist in Schools program continues with Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt.

Women of Distinction awards ceremony set for friday


outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m.

Julia Person, a former Haven House employee and board member, is one of the volunteer coordinators for this year’s event. As a former board member, Person said that choosing recipients for the awards was always challenging, even if there were only a few nominations.

School events

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

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

March 6: Inservice, no school.

March 9-13: Spring break

March 27: Early release day.

April 6: School board meeting, Soldotna. 

May 1: Early release day.

May 4: School board meeting, Seward.

June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna.

Kachemak Selo: New school, hybrid distance learning program part of plan

The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun is still on the distant side of the Kenai Mountains, its light beginning to spread down the Fox River flats and across the surface of Kachemak Bay. The bay’s whispered surf is barely audible in the morning stillness. 

HMS holds wrestling meet

Following are results, provided by wrestling coach Chris Perk, from the Homer Middle School Round Robin, with athletes from Chapman, Kenai Middle, Nikiski Middle, Skyview Middle, Voznesenka, West Homer Elementary and HMS.

Elementary School Division, Pool A: 1. Payton Drake, Chapman; 2. Nikita Kalugin, Voznesenka; 3. Saorise Cook, West Homer; 4. Soren Hoyer, Chapman.

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Feb. 24: Public school district budget meeting, Homer High library, 5:30 p.m. Contact Lassie Nelson, 907-714-8838.

Chapman School

Today: Jumprope assembly, 2:30 p.m.

Today: Volleyball, Chapman vs. Ninilchik.

Feb. 13: Volleyball at Nikolaevsk.

Feb. 14: Wrestling at Seward.

Feb. 18: Volleyball at Skyview.

Mariner Co-Op Hockey at Wasilla Regions

After an action-packed season, the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team — with skaters from Homer Flex, Homer High, Kachemak Selo and Voznesenka — begins single-elimination play at Regions competition at the Brett Ice Arena in Wasilla today.

Up until last weekend, it was unclear if their first match-up would be against Soldotna or Kenai.

“We have and can beat both teams,” Mariner Head Coach John Carlin had told the Homer News. 

Wrestlers go to mat in ‘Rubber Chicken Classic’

More than 100 middle school wrestlers, including athletes from Chapman, Homer and Voznesenka, participated in the Rubber Chicken Classic at Skyview in Soldotna last Saturday.

The event gets its name from the coveted awards given.

“The winner of each weight class gets a rubber chicken instead of a medal,” said Chris Perk, wrestling coach. “The kids love it.”

The event is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for wrestlers in grades 7 and 8.


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