Recent News Stories

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday earthquake, which devastated many communities in Alaska, including those on the Kenai Peninsula. The anniversary has emergency planners asking the question, “Are we ready for the next ‘big one?’”

Kenai Peninsula news organizations were well-represented Saturday at the annual Alaska Press Club banquet in Anchorage, where statewide awards are given out for excellence in journalism.

Homer residents were able to get a home-cooked meal and donate to a good cause with this year’s Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. The annual event is a fundraiser for the charity’s Holiday Basket Program. 

South Peninsula Hospital is the first public building in Homer to have natural gas service. Governor Sean Parnell, hospital staff and other state officials were on hand July 25 for a valve-turning event to celebrate.

Nine candidates have signed up to be on the ballot for the upcoming Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election. The ballots will be mailed to Homer Electric members on April 1st. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by April 30th. 

 

The City of Homer isn’t immune to troubles with covering rising health care costs. The costs associated with providing insurance for city employees have increased over the last few years. City officials have had to change the benefits package to save money.

Clam diggers on the Kenai Peninsula will have to keep in mind a new set of rules for harvesting razor clams. For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reducing the bag limit for razor clams from 60 per day all the way down to 25. 

A snowmachiner missing for two days in the Caribou Hills outside Homer was found by rescuers Sunday afternoon. Forty-one-year-old Steven Craig was located by a volunteer pilot and later transported to South Peninsula Hospital.

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