Soldotna Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Assembly to reconsider reducing size of borough's planning commissionRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | Homer News

    In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough's Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission. In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied - and thus defeated - Ordinance 16-25, an ordinance that would reduce the size of the borough planning commission from a maximum of 13 to a maximum of 11. District 5 assembly member Stan Welles of Sterling, who would have cast a deciding vote, was absent.

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  2. Hospice of Homer offers array of servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Homer News

    Evelyn Carpenter sits at a small table surveying a scattering of unassembled puzzle pieces. She is backlit by soft sunlight radiating through a window of her cozy Anchor Point home just off North Fork Road.

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  3. Assembly ties on planning commission changeRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2016 | Homer News

    In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough's Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission. In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied - and thus defeated - Ordinance 16-25, an ordinance that would reduce the size of the borough planning commission from a maximum of 13 to a maximum of 11. District 5 assembly member Stan Welles of Sterling, who would have cast a deciding vote, was absent.

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  4. KPB Prop 4: Voters asked about senior exemptionsRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Homer News

    Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough's portion of the exemption should be phased out. Ballot Proposition 4 asks voters whether the borough should phase out its optional portion of the senior property tax exemption, reducing the total exemption available to Kenai Peninsula seniors to $200,000 by 2024.

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  5. School briefs and eventsRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Homer News

    Sept. 24: Cross-country running at regions at Soldotna High School, 10:30 a.m. Leave at 7 a.m. McNeil Canyon Elementary asks those with old band instruments laying around to consider donating them to fifth and sixth grade band students. Specifically need are flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, and bell kits.

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  6. Walker talks finances, LNG in KenaiRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 | Homer News

    Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska's budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to encourage fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant. With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, looking on, Walker signed the bill after speaking at a joint Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce luncheon in Kenai on Monday.

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  7. Gov. Walker encourages Alaskans to grow more of their foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Homer News

    You can grow a 20-pound cucumber in Soldotna, but pay $5.79 for a one-pound bag of imported carrots in Kotzebue. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, Alaska varies region by region.

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  8. SVT Health Wellness providesbroad range of services to receive FQHC designationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | Homer News

    Issues around health-care delivery, cost and quality are frequent topics of discussion in our community, yet many people living in the area may not be aware that SVT Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center , or know what this designation means. FQHCs exist to provide high quality comprehensive health care to the medically underserved, such as the poor and uninsured.

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  9. Assembly won't reconsider hospital service area boundary moveRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2016 | Homer News

    Voters won't be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area this October. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chose not to reconsider an ordinance it shot down at its July 26 meeting to ask the voters during the October election whether to move the common boundary between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area about 12 miles to the south, a move that would have reduced property taxes for a number of the residents in the area.

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  10. North Pole anglers snags derby leadRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Homer News

    On Aug. 11, Daniel Spies of Soldotna reeled in a 251-pound halibut taking the top spot with a 6-pound difference from the previous leader. His victory was short lived.

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  11. Tim Dillon takes reins of Kenai Peninsula Economic Development DistrictRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | Homer News

    Organizing the Arctic Winter Games first brought Tim Dillon to the Kenai Peninsula, and a decade later, he will take another regional role as executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District. Dillon, who spent the last seven years as Seldovia's city manager, took over the role from Rick Roeske last week.

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  12. Walker uproots Schulte from Marijuana Control Board, cites lack of collaborationRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | Homer News

    "While I have appreciated your willingness to serve on the Marijuana Control Board, I have determined that your continued representation on this board is not in the best interest of Alaska," stated the letter signed by Walker and dated July 29. Schulte said he received a voicemail from Walker's deputy chief of staff John Hozey on the afternoon of July 29 informing Schulte he was off the board. Schulte, a commercial pilot out flying at the time, said he left several messages but hasn't heard back from Hozey for any explanation.

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  13. No changes in hospital service area boundariesRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | Homer News

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly struck down a proposed ordinance at its July 26 meeting that would have moved the common boundary between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area about 12 miles to the south. The move would have shifted a number of residents into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area, which has a significantly lower mill rate.

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  14. Russian music stars in KPO's gala concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Homer News

    Tammy Vollum-Matturo, artistic director for Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, will conduct "Alexander Nevsky," the final piece at the Summer Music Festival Gala Concert. Simon Nissen, founding director of the Kenai Peninsula Singers, will lead the choir to accompany Kenai Peninsula Orchestra in performing "Alexander Nevsky" at the Summer Music Festival gala concerts.

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  15. Arts in briefRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | Homer News

    Artist Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. She will sign new prints and personalize and sign old prints and books.

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  16. Dipnetting spurs entrepreneursRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | Homer News

    Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River's south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas. He wheeled the vehicle expertly among dipnets, dipnetters, coolers and tents on the beach Monday - this crowd, though still thick, was nothing compared to the crowd the weekend before, he said.

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  17. App gets people out to catch some monstersRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | Homer News

    Soldotna Creek Park's playground looks safe enough in the sunshine with kids clambering over monkey bars, but to the right eyes, it's full of monsters. These monsters are tamable, though - they're Pokemon, and there are hundreds of trainers, or players, on the Kenai Peninsula ready to catch them.

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  18. Community celebrates SP hospital's 60 years with barbecue, camaraderieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Homer News

    Reagan Steen, 5, and her brother Brennan, 7, enjoy popscicles after their barbecue lunch at the South Peninsula Hospital 60th Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 9. Fran VanSandt of the Homer Emblem Club spins cotton candy during the South Peninsula Hospital 60th Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 9. Homer Medical Center employee Crystal Rogers pours dressing over the salad accompanying the ribs on her lunch plate at the South Peninsula Hospital 60th Anniversary Party. Black Jaxx BBQ provided lunch for attendees of the Saturday, July 9 celebration.

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  19. Washington state woman takes lead derby spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | Homer News

    Alisa Sands of Lake Stevens, Wash. snatched up the title of derby leader when she caught a 165-pound halibut on July 5. Sands caught the whopper of a fish while fishing with Captain David Bayes on the Grand Aleutian with Central Charters.

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  20. BlueCrest unveils Anchor Point padRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion U.S Senator Lisa Murkowksi listens to an explanation from BlueCrest Chief Operations Officer John Martineck on a bus tour of the company's Hansen Production oil wellpad on Saturday, April 25 near Anchor Point. The Hansen Facility, where oil drilling is expected to begin in August, is named after nearby homesteaders Viola and John Hansen who are leasing the land to BlueCrest.

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