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School board OKs budget revision


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education approved a revision that would add just less than $107.9 million in expenditures to the fiscal year 2015 operating budget.
The board unanimously approved the budget revision with minimal discussion.

Planting the seed

Today, 6:28pm
Two local marijuana clubhouse owners are forging ahead with a business plan that allows residents to share and use cannabis in the absence of state or local regulations. Co-owners Corey Rorem and ...

More students in need of free or reduced meals


More students are showing up to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District cafeterias without lunch money, joining a growing number of their peers statewide.

Card Street fire operations winding down


The Card Street fire is now 95 percent contained, and crews will finish fighting it soon. Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Andy Alexandrou said the total personnel working on the fire is down to 10 crew members.

Crowds celebrate Independence Day despite poor weather


Nothing could rain on Kenai's annual "Honoring our Hometown Heros" Independence Day parade this year - not even rain.

Drifters, setnetters to fish at Kasilof River mouth

Today, 4:14pm

Nets to fish first period in Kasilof special harvest area
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday announced the season's first commercial salmon fishing opening in a special harvest area at the mouth of the Kasilof River.



Monday: Oilers nip Chinooks in 12 innings

For the second-straight day, the Peninsula Oilers used a walk-off single to defeat the Chugiak Chinooks in Alaska Baseball League play Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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Fishing report: Slow start for kings, but plenty of other options

The Kenai River opened to sport fishing for king salmon on Wednesday, and despite restrictions on bait and the area open to king fishing, a fair number of anglers were on the water to wet a line.

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Time to protect kings is past due

Regarding Les Palmer's July 3 column: Sunny days, giant kings, smiley clients, all rare. Part of a glorious past. P.T. Barnum and Soapy Smith would be proud of the web sites and glossy brochures.

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Arts & Entertainment

Love unique theaters, different crowds, and even the different concession options

In the past few years I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit, and one of my favorite things about being in a new place is going to the movies. I know, I've heard it all before, "You can go to a movie anywhere.

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Voices of Faith: With faith focused, amazing sights may be seen

Flames leaping high above the treetops are quite a sight. The smoke from multiple fires in the area may reduce the distance we can see, but it doesn't keep us from seeing the hard work and long hours the firefighters are putting in.

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CPH offers Breast Health navigators

Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) recently introduced a new program for community members faced with the daunting challenge of a breast cancer diagnosis.

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