Recent News Stories

The House Education Committee is considering delaying an implementation of new education standards for English and math. The new curriculum requirements were passed this year and some lawmakers say the changes could be too costly.

A bill that would place a priority on personal-use dipnet fishing has been working its way through the system since it was introduced in the state legislature last year. The bill had a hearing in the House Fisheries Committee Tuesday.

The board of directors for Buccaneer Energy may be taking the company in a new direction. In a news release, the Buccaneer Board of Directors announced that CEO Curtis Burton had been suspended with pay.

Anchor Point’s Chapman School was well represented during this year’s state spelling bee in Anchorage. Fourth-grader Kimberly Abbott made it to the third round before getting knocked out last month.

Sport fishermen from all over Alaska have had their eye on their calendars all winter, in preparation for March 22nd. That’s the day of the 21st annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, one of the largest tournaments of its kind anywhere.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a plan in place for its capital projects over the next six years. The school board approved the timeline during its meeting earlier this month.

A new fire station has long been planned for the Skyline Drive area on top of the Homer bluff. Last year, the Homer City Council re-appropriated a half-million-dollar grant from the state legislature to pay for the station.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed Ninilchik beaches for razor clam harvesting through the end of the year. The area includes the north bank of Deep Creek to a marker located about 3.2 miles north of the Ninilchik River. 

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