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Sat, 05/12/2012 - 12:36pm

The days to fish are fewer, but the ways to win have grown by thousands. In past years, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, an event sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, began May 1 with anglers continuing to drop their hooks in area waters in hopes of snagging a winning fish ...

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:37am

A consulting firm recommended sweeping changes centered on improving transparency and increasing stakeholder participation after completing a performance review of the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Concur Inc. submitted its review April 30, and conducted a webinar May 7 presenting its fi...

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:35am

More than 100 people have banded together to raise money for a man many have driven past on a popular street corner in Soldotna advertising his windshield repair services. Dave Waldal recently fell on hard times after his well-known briefcase filled with windshield repair tools was stolen from behin...

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:32am

Words are the thread Steve Schoonmaker weaves to stitch together the two fabrics of his world. Those fabrics are his reality and are as different as burlap and silk.  They are what compel him to write his unique poetry about nature, wildlife and fishing. They force him onto the stage in bars, c...

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:22am

The Soldotna City Council certified the results of the May 1 special election during their Wednesday meeting. The Soldotna voters barred the city from purchasing property at 44075 Sterling Highway for $2.1 million to be used for relocating the Soldotna Visitor Center. There were 675 total votes, acc...

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:56am

Residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough are generally living longer, better and engaging in more healthy activities than they have been in the past and are healthier for it -- more so than in some other surrounding areas, according to a national survey. The 2012 County Health Rankings indicate the ...

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:51am

As engines rumbled, gasoline pumped and the prayers started to flow, Bert Heitstuman said he was confident the Kenai Peninsula is a generally safe place to ride motorcycles. But that's not to say a biker's worst nightmare can't come true at any moment. "I had a woman here last year look right in my ...

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 8:20am

A 52-year-old Kenai man and his organization have been indicted for allegedly pocketing donations meant for deployed soldiers, according to an Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions press release. Charges against Frank Roach include scheme to defraud, first-degree theft and seven counts of second-deg...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 9:23pm

The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association filed an Unfair Labor Practices claim against the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday. The unions filed the complaint with the Alaska Labor Relations Agency because the district released co...

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 1:23pm


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