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  1. School board postpones approving Six-Year PlanRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    The School Board unanimously approved postponing a vote on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Six-Year Plan at Monday's meeting. The plan was one of ten action items scheduled for the school board to vote on, and the only one that was removed from the list.

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  2. Distillery owner sets a 'high mark'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    While 2014 was a banner year for Alaska distilleries thanks to a law change that brought back tasting rooms, High Mark Distillery owner Felicia Keith-Jones said 2015 is shaping up to be even better. Earlier this month, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce named High Mark Distillery in Sterling its 2014 Small Business of the Year.

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  3. Blind harbor seal learns basic skills at SeaLife CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Officials at the Alaska Sea-Life Center in Seward say the pup, named Bryce, was rescued in late December in Homer, Alaska. Officials say in a release that Bryce is learning basic husbandry behaviors, such as hand-feeding and learning how to target based on audible cues when staff members shake a rattle in place of a target buoy.

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  4. Kenai Peninsula College: Around CampusRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free, ten week workshop entitled, NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students, from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 26-April 6 in room 153. This NETS course will focus on community service, learning about resources and career and college awareness.

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  5. Upping their groundfish gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Gregory Bosick helps haul in a purse seine on the Sea Prince January 11, 2015, while fishing for pollock in Kachemak Bay as part of an experimental fishery. Gregory Bosick and Derek Ball load pollock into fish totes after hauling in a tow onboard the Sea Prince January 11, 2015 as part of an experimental seine fishery.

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  6. What others say: Public should play role in city manager selectionRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    As the Homer City Council proceeds with the difficult job of finding a new city manager, it should resolve to make the selection process as open as possible and involve the public as much as possible. In fact, there's no reason there should be any secrecy surrounding the hiring of a new manager.

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  7. Local politicians speak at Industry Outlook ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Speeches from regional politicians opened and closed the 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook forum, held this week in Kenai's Old Carrs Mall. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson, and representatives from Seward, Seldovia, and Homer provided updates on their respective communities to the audience of industry and non-profit representatives.

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  8. Southcentral season preview: 3A hoops teams look to break heirarchyRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    In Class 3A high school hoops competition, most seasons see a regular heirarchy of a top team or two, a middle mix of contenders and one or two bottom rung squads. With three teams out of seven in the Southcentral conference earning a ticket to the "big dance" in March, it doesn't leave a lot of room for that middle group to step up and snatch a spot at state.

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  9. Small-school wrestlers await state spotlightRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    The darkening days of winter have taken a firm hold of Southcentral, but when the sun sets Saturday evening, a single spotlight will be hoisted high above the mat that championship wrestlers will face each other on at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The spotlight represents the final appearance of the top grapplers in the Class 1-2-3A state wrestling tournament, which begins today at 10 a.m. with preliminary, quarterfinal and semifinal matches that will go until 8 p.m. Consolation matches begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m., followed by consolation finals at 2:30 p.m., which determine the crucial third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place positions.

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  10. Kenai hockey knocks off HomerRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Kenai senior Nate O'Lena stood tall for the Kardinals in goal Tuesday night as Kenai knocked off the Homer Mariners 2-1 for their first win of the season in Homer. O'Lena survived a barrage of shots in the third period of the North Star Conference tilt to secure the win with over 30 saves for the night.

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  11. Grocery tax relief measure makes 2015 ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Nikiski resident Paul Hadella pays for his groceries while cashier Chasityanne Kameroff bags up his items Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the Country Foods IGA in Kenai. A petition that aims to repeal a Kenai Peninsula Borough ordinance that authorizes general law cities to collect sales taxes on non-prepared food in the winter months, was certified Friday and will be on the October 2015 ballot.

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  12. Nikiski wrestlers seek 5th Kachemak Conference crown in 6 yearsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    There will be no defending champion at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, but the Nikiski wrestling team hopes there is at least a familiar champion. The Skyview wrestling team won the Kachemak Conference last season, but with that school having closed its doors, the Bulldogs will seek their fifth Kachemak crown in the last six years.

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  13. School pool discussion makes wavesRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    In the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, school-maintained swimming pools could be sapping valuable education resources or saving lives, depending on who is talking about the facilities. During a Tuesday meeting on the pools, Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members heard a proposal to cut costs by centralizing management of the district's pools which include facilities in Seldovia, Ninilchik, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward.

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  14. Artist in residence moves studentsRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Standing before a packed gymnasium in black socks and a blue Soldotna Elementary T-shirt, Homer-based artist Eddie Wood plucked at the bowl-sized thumb piano cupped in his hands. Over the soft musical notes, Wood told the staff and students the story of his two weeks as an artist in residence at their school Friday.

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  15. Artist in residence moves studentsRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Standing before a packed gymnasium in black socks and a blue Soldotna Elementary T-shirt, Homer-based artist Eddie Wood plucked at the bowl-sized thumb piano cupped in his hands. Over the soft musical notes, Wood told the staff and students the story of his two weeks as an artist in residence at their school Friday.

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  16. Homer, SoHi hockey teams clashRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Homer Mariners hockey team avenged a loss to Soldotna over the weekend with a 3-1 nonleague win over the Stars Tuesday night on the Homer Spit. After being handed a tough 4-3 loss by the Stars last Thursday in the Peninsula Ice Challenge tournament, the Mariners returned the favor by establishing the early lead and never giving it up.

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  17. Number of homeless students in school district growsRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced that the number of youth in the Students in Transition program was 36 percent higher at the Oct. 20, Board of Education meeting. He said administrators were unsure of why the number of eligible students had jumped so drastically.

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  18. Prep hockey season preview: Teams suit up different players and coachesRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    The ice will be cold and the action will be hot this year in the world of high school hockey. Kenai Central and Soldotna both enter the new season with new head coaches, which along with a bevy of new faces in uniform only adds to the amount of change on the benches.

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  19. Soldotna mulls home rule question as Feb. vote loomsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    A special election is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2015, for eligible voters to choose if they want a charter drafted for a home-rule government. Approval would mean Soldotna would have the maximum authority allowed for an Alaska municipality.

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  20. Peninsula candidates get last wordRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    Eric Treider, candidate for State Senate District O, looks at incumbent Peter Micciche as the two discuss their political experience during a Central Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters debate on Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The Central Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters held a debate for several local political candidates on Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

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