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Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chalten Today, Michael Feraudo Jr.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread - but less deadly - than expected.

NEW YORK - A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they'll get grant money from New Jersey to help pay rebuilding costs.But 60 miles away, in New York City, a $250,000 grant from a utility helped Madelaine Chocolate start its recovery after more than four feet of water flooded the factory and left mud, rust and mold covering walls, floors and more than 100 pieces of equipment.
Grand Canyon may be much older than previously thought

LOS ANGELES - The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests - so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.
Haring, Kimmage marry in Arizona

Melinda Haring and Daniel Kimmage were married in a private sunset ceremony at Merry-Go-Round Rock in Sedona, Ariz., on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Karen Lynn officiated.
Around Campus: New faculty will bring wide breadth of knowledge

A combination of factors have contributed to the hiring or retention of six full-time faculty members who will start teaching in the upcoming fall semester at the Kenai River Campus. Several retirements and growing enrollments have resulted in the college filling two vacant positions and adding four term faculty.
Music lover launches low-key concert promotion business

SOLDOTNA (AP) -- Mike Morgan, in shorts and bare feet, hung out in a corner of a Soldotna restaurant Friday, picking his guitar and belting out the blues while customers sat down to $20 seafood dinners.
Summer course registration opens at KPC

Web and walk-in registration for 2010 summer classes at KPC's Kenai River Campus is now open for everybody, including high school senior JumpStart students. Students who will be seniors for the 2010-11 school year are eligible to be take up to six credits at the discounted JumpStart price of $45 per credit during the summer semester. There are more than 45 classes offered, with lots of general education required courses available.


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