Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly works its way through proposed changes to the tax codes, the idea to phase out the senior property tax exemption has garnered the most public comment.

Photo courtesy of LGL Alaska Research Associates

The Center for Biological Diversity is calling for the National Marine Fisheries Service to stop BlueCrest Energy’s plans to conduct hydraulic fracturing of oil wells in Cook Inlet, citing concern for beluga whales.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Prospective Kenai Peninsula commercial marijuana business cleared another hurdle Tuesday, as the borough assembly supported the issuance of licenses from the state Alcohol Marijuana Control Board.

Image courtesy of the Soccer Association of Homer

Soccer, baseball and other typically spring- and summertime sports are usually put away during long Alaska winters. But come this fall, people in the Homer area will have a new place to play.

The Soccer Association of Homer is realizing its dream to build an indoor athletic field. The goal of the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, or SPARC, is providing healthy activity for the community, year-round.

Photo Courtesy of the Homer Court.

Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy has released on bail a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Stephen Boyle was released Wednesday on a $100,000 unsecured performance bond and a $5,000 appearance bond.

Courtesy of Alaska Legislature

This past Friday, the most recent special session of the legislature ended and Sunday, Governor Bill Walker called a new one.

The Governor wants the legislature to address three things: restructuring the Permanent Fund Dividend; addressing an income tax and other taxes; and oil and gas industry taxes and tax credits. 

KBBI News Director, Daysha Eaton, talks with Homer Representative Paul Seaton about what’s next.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider changes to the tax code at its meeting tonight.

The administration is rolling out a series of proposed sales and property tax revisions over the summer. At tonight’s meeting, the assembly will continue discussion on raising the maximum amount of a sale subject to sales tax to $1,000, up from the current $500. The proposal also would exempt residential rentals from all sales taxes. The measure would need to be approved by borough voters to be enacted.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering changing the boundary between the southern and central peninsula hospital services area. The move would save Ninilchik residents on their tax bills, but could be a taxing hit to the finances of the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area.

Ninilchik Residents Present Fracking Questions

Jun 20, 2016

The 60 or so people at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds on June 14 were there out of curiosity and concern over BlueCrest Energy’s plans for oil production in the Cosmopolitan Unit off Anchor Point.

Jenny Neyman

The 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, held in Homer this past weekend, offered something for everyone, on any end of the writing spectrum.


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