Kenai Peninsula College construction manager Phillip Miller looks across a not-yet-completed lounge area of the school’s new student housing building. The dorms, 96 rooms in all, will open in August.

Construction projects at KPC on track

By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus is set to become the most technologically advanced training facility in… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College construction manager Phillip Miller looks across a not-yet-completed lounge area of the school’s new student housing building. The dorms, 96 rooms in all, will open in August.

Business Briefs

Application period open  for HEA board seat Homer Electric Association is accepting applications for a vacancy on the board of directors for District 3. Applicants… Continue reading

Marine highway turns 50

By RUSSELL STIGALL Morris news Service - Alaska Just a few years after the half-century mark of the state it serves, Alaska’s Marine Highway System… Continue reading

Despite slight increase, Cook Inlet belugas ‘are not recovering’

ANCHORAGE — The beluga whales that swim in Cook Inlet are continuing to struggle and appear headed for extinction if nothing changes, a government official… Continue reading

State energy audit shows potential savings

An energy audit of Alaska public facilities uncovered some of the most, and least, energy efficient buildings in the state. The study, conducted by Alaska… Continue reading

Business Briefs

Youngblood recognized for her volunteer efforts Hours of volunteering at various real estate events and her work in the Homer area recently earned First National… Continue reading

Kathy Sarns, left, and Pat Irwin model the “California” bike jersey Sarns designed and sells through her business, Free Spirit Wear. The men’s version, worn by Irwin, is worn by actor Paul Rudd in the recently released movie, “This is 40.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer artist’s bike jersey makes it to silver screen

By Mckibben Jackinsky Staff writer Who knew when Kathy Sarns put her gold rush license plate design on 50 bike jerseys in 2003 to see… Continue reading

Kathy Sarns, left, and Pat Irwin model the “California” bike jersey Sarns designed and sells through her business, Free Spirit Wear. The men’s version, worn by Irwin, is worn by actor Paul Rudd in the recently released movie, “This is 40.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

HEA predicts busy year ahead

Homer Electric Association will be “extremely busy” in 2013 finishing projects and preparing the utility for a looming shift that will place it in direct… Continue reading

Kids, elderly benefit from Pick. Click. Give. donations

As 2013 begins, Alaska residents gifted with timeliness will likely apply for their Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. During the PFD application period about 4 percent… Continue reading

Parkside Plaza was recently purchased by South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center to provide space for Project PRIDE. A move into the building by late spring is anticipated.

Sale of Parkside Plaza to The Center means other changes as well

Ripples from the sale of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, are being noticed around town. For starters, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center purchased… Continue reading

Parkside Plaza was recently purchased by South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center to provide space for Project PRIDE. A move into the building by late spring is anticipated.

Borough officials place solution for landfill fluids on priority list

One of the items Kenai Peninsula Borough officials hope to have state lawmakers include in the state’s capital budget is infrastructure needed to create a… Continue reading

In-state gasline planners revise proposal

ANCHORAGE — A proposal for an in-state pipeline that could carry North Slope natural gas to communities from Fairbanks to southcentral Alaska has been revised… Continue reading

Retiring Long Term Care Unit social worker Nancy Lander is honored as South Peninsula Hospital’s “employee of the quarter.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Nancy Lander retires from hospital’s Long Term Care Unit

After 14 years as the social worker at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Nancy Lander has retired. Her last day at LTC was… Continue reading

Retiring Long Term Care Unit social worker Nancy Lander is honored as South Peninsula Hospital’s “employee of the quarter.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Rep. Paul Seaton, left, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, right, present marine pilot Peter Garay of Homer and Alaska Marine Pilots with a legislative citation for helping deliver fuel to Nome during last winter’s fuel shortage. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer marine pilot honored for his role in Nome fuel delivery

With Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, on one side, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the other, marine pilot Peter Garay of Homer received a legislative… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, left, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, right, present marine pilot Peter Garay of Homer and Alaska Marine Pilots with a legislative citation for helping deliver fuel to Nome during last winter’s fuel shortage. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Furie seeks permit for new platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen Lights Unit

An independent oil and gas explorer has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a new production platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, center, and his staff, Heather Beggs and Louie Flora, settle into

Legislative offices relocate to more visible space

On Friday, signs went up announcing new digs for the Legislative Information Office and the offices of Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Senator-elect Peter Micciche,… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, center, and his staff, Heather Beggs and Louie Flora, settle into

Hydro project planners submit environmental plans

ANCHORAGE — Alaska energy planners have taken a step toward licensing for the country’s second tallest dam by submitting a two-year plan for environmental work… Continue reading

Southcentral gas supplies tight; producers to the rescue?

The weather has been cold and natural gas supplies in Southcentral Alaska are very tight. Enstar Natural Gas Co. distributed near-record amounts of gas in… Continue reading

Sarah Mohorcich laughs and sings along with Christmas music as she stocks a salad bar in the cafeteria at Central Peninsula Hospital last week. Mohorcich is an intern with Project SEARCH which provides job training for students with disabilities. -Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

Working hearts, engaged minds

By Rashah McChesney Morris News Service - Alaska Vincent “Vin” Chavarrir likes to run a laundry-folding machine affectionately dubbed “Sparky” by employees at Central Peninsula… Continue reading

Sarah Mohorcich laughs and sings along with Christmas music as she stocks a salad bar in the cafeteria at Central Peninsula Hospital last week. Mohorcich is an intern with Project SEARCH which provides job training for students with disabilities. -Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

Central peninsula lawmakers present united front on issues

Three area lawmakers told a crowd gathered Friday they were encouraged about the prospects of solving some of the state’s biggest questions — tweaking oil… Continue reading

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