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Today is Election Day and Alaskans statewide are headed to the polls to cast their votes in several races. On the Kenai Peninsula, incumbent Republican Representative Paul Seaton is running against Democratic challenger Liz Diament for House District 30. 

Residents out East End Road near Homer may have noticed several very large pieces of equipment being trucked down the road a couple of weeks ago. When they are put back together again, those pieces form the Glacier drilling rig.

Construction crews are making progress on the natural gas trunk line and distribution systems for Homer and Kachemak City. According to Enstar Natural Gas Company, work is still underway along the Old Sterling Highway and Fairview Avenue. 

 

 

Customers of Alaska Communications in Soldotna, Kenai and Homer can now take advantage of faster 4G LTE wireless broadband network. The Juneau Empire reports that the broadband provider announced Friday that its customers with 4G enabled devices will have access to much faster wireless data speeds.

 

There are hundreds of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District who go to school every day, but might not know where they will be sleeping that night. The district runs a program called Students in Transition to help.

After hearing more than 100 public comments about proposed changes to the Borough’s anadromous habitat protection ordinance, the Assembly was able to get in a vote on one of two proposals on the agenda before adjourning at its midnight deadline.

Fourteen years after being found washed up on a Halibut Cove beach, the complete skeleton of a gray whale is now gracing the exhibit hall in Homer’s Pratt Museum. Scott Bartlett, Curator of Exhibits at the Pratt Museum, says the 38-foot whale skeleton is the largest single artifact the museum has ever put on display. 

Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program.

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