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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously approved the district’s budget for fiscal year 2013 during its Monday night meeting. The board’s approval of the budget of $143,007,644 allows the district to put a budget request to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, KPBSD ass...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 4:21pm

On a stormy winter day in March, Bill Sullivan was hiking along the Kenai Beach when he stumbled upon an interesting ice formation, something he thought may have been washed out of the Kenai River and added on to by sea ice. Sullivan is an experienced mountaineer and has climbed ice before, which fu...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 5:14pm


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 8:24am

ANCHORAGE — The body of a missing 18-year-old barista was found in a lake Monday, almost two months to the day she was last seen on a surveillance camera video being led away from the coffee shack where she worked, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said. A body believed to be that of Samantha Koenig...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 7:05pm

The state of Alaska has a relatively new law that requires a quarter of public buildings be 15 percent more efficient by 2020. "Ten to 20 percent is the low hanging fruit," Jonathan Westeinde, founder of Windmill Development Group Ltd. said. "We should look at 40 to 50 percent improvements." Westein...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:34am

Although the snowpack is still deep, the Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents that open burning permits are required by Alaska Statute as of April 1. Permits for small burn piles are available from the Forestry website: ...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:26am

The rabbit twitches and the monkey scratches. Bad habits are hard to break, so the story goes. When head had no body, he had to eat whatever was on the ground. But to his delight he found a pair of arms in the cherry tree, so the story goes. The boy frog and the boy snake were friends and learned to...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:21am

An incumbent and a newcomer will joust for a seat on Homer Electric Association’s Board of Directors in District 3 as ballots are set to be mailed to the cooperative’s members this spring. Incumbent and Homer resident Jim Levine, who has served three years on the board, will face Kasilof residen...

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 9:34pm

Fans of Inlet Winds, Homer’s community band, might remember Gail Sorensen, the silver-haired, petite woman banging away on the drum in the percussion section.  It turns out Sorensen, now 86, also has been banging away at the keyboard. Her latest book, and her first for-profit publication, “...

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 9:31pm

With various agreements and plans in place, Furie Operating Alaska LLC will continue its oil and gas exploration in Cook Inlet this summer in hopes of bringing new discoveries to market. On Wednesday, the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced it granted a four-year extension of F...

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 9:26pm


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