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Beluga Lake skating party highlights Ben Walters Park

On Feb. 15, approximately 75 community members of all ages gathered at the Ben Walters Park behind McDonald's parking lot for a free skating party. Hosted by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary, the Homer Hockey Association, the city of Homer's Parks and Recreation Department and Cultural Advisory Commission,


Ex-postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office he ran

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years.


Homer Rep. Vance breaks media silence on Dunleavy budget

Homer Rep. Sarah Vance is for the first time speaking out publicly about Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts. The freshman Republican has been media shy since being elected in November. But she broke her silence on AM talk radio Wednesday.


Woman who fought for civil rights for the indigenous people across the state of Alaska was celebrated last night

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Inside the gymnasium of the Barnette Magnet Elementary School, community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of a well-known civil rights leader for Alaska natives, Elizabeth Peratrovich.


State funding for public broadcasting in Alaska would go away under Dunleavy plan

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed permanently eliminating state support for public broadcasting in Alaska, including the program that broadcasts legislative hearings to Alaskans for free.


KPBSD says schools could close under Dunleavy’s spending plan

School districts are still absorbing the budget cuts they would face under Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s budget proposal. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District would lose over $20 million next fiscal year. School officials told community members during a meeting at Homer High School Tuesday that a c


Group facilitates backcountry trails year-round

If it's snowing in or around Homer, members and volunteers of the local Snomads group will be out enjoying it and encouraging others to do the same. The group helps facilitate access to backcountry trails and recreational areas for all.


Alaska legislators leave Juneau for Coghill funeral and constituent meetings this weekend

JUNEAU — Railbelt lawmakers are leaving Juneau this weekend for a series of meetings with constituents and the funeral of an Alaska political icon. On Saturday, former lieutenant governor (and state constitution signatory) Jack Coghill will be laid to rest in Nenana. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, U.S. Sen. Da


After playing for charity, an Alaska teen guitarist will get to play at world music festival

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A young Alaska guitar player used his musical talents to help raise money for others in need. 15-year-old guitarist Owen Parduhn played at a benefit for a home owner who's house was red tagged after the November 30th earthquake.


Alaska Military Youth Academy to graduate 156 cadets

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Military Youth Academy will celebrate the 51st class of students and more than 25 years of service to the State of Alaska as Class 2019-1 graduates 156 cadets from its ChalleNGe program on Friday, February 22nd.


Life coach follows path to healing and wellness

After years of dealing with her own physical and emotional pain and finally finding healing, Jennifer Crow is now helping others find their own path to health and wellness. A medical assistant, certified EFT (emotional freedom technique) and strategic life coach, she focuses on family wellness coach


Homer Middle School skiers sparkle at Homer Invitational

The Homer Middle School Husky ski team won many of the top places last Friday at the Homer Invitational Nordic Ski Race at Lookout Mountain Recreation Area on Ohlson Mountain Road. In all, 74 skiers from Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward raced on a sunny day over a 3-kilometer course that was perfec


Alaska kids exercise at the same time with others across the country

An nationwide initiative got kids in Alaska and across the country up and and moving at the same time this week. For 30 minutes Thursday, hundreds of students took part in PLAAY Day; a half-hour of organized activity. PLAAY stands for Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth.


Halibut Cove artist featured in big show

Halibut Cove's Annette Bellamy may live in a small, remote portion of Alaska, but that hasn't stopped her from competing on one of the nation's top art shows. Bellamy is one of two Alaskans to participate in the Portland Art Museum's, "The Map is Not the Territory" show. The event, which began Feb.


Span Alaska to construct new freight terminal

One of Alaska’s largest shipping companies is investing in the state. Span Alaska Transportation Inc. announced Feb. 15 that it is constructing a new, 54,000 square-foot freight terminal in West Anchorage that will serve as the company’s primary service center.


Murkowski, Sullivan worried Alaska could lose military funding to border wall

FAIRBANKS _ Alaska’s two Republican senators said they are concerned at the possibility of Alaska military funding being redirected toward President Donald Trump’s border wall effort.


Delegation wins $655 million for polar icebreaker, plus other funds for new cutters coming to Alaska

The spending package Congress passed last week to avoid another government shutdown provides $655 million for construction of the first polar icebreaker in decades and additional money for new Coast Guard cutters in Alaska, Sen. Dan Sullivan’s office said.


Ask an Economist: How has industry in Alaska changed since 1990?

Over the last few decades in Alaska, some industries have grown, while others suffered. Long term trends can help paint a picture of bigger changes in the state economy. Neal Fried, with the Alaska Department of Labor, is looking at which industries have gained and lost the most jobs since 1990.


Lady M's go 1-2 at Grace tourney

The Homer High School Lady Mariners posted a 1-2 record over the weekend at the 2019 Lady Grizzly Hardwood Classic in Anchorage. The tournament was played Feb. 14-16 at Grace Christian School.


Lady M's claim KPB Nordic ski championship

Autumn Daigle said she never felt any pressure when she began the final leg of the 4-kilometer skate race on Friday afternoon. Knowing she was more than a minute behind Soldotna's Erika Arthur, she said she tuned out the race and concentrated on her form.