Recent News Stories

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

The Kenai Peninsula lost one of its most influential figures Wednesday.  Clayton Brockel, the founding director of Kenai Peninsula College, died. He was 86. Brockel was chosen as the first director of KPC in 1963.

The annual Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference is set to take place this June in Homer and registration is currently open. This year’s speaker is poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a world-renowned poet who is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes of poetry.

A Homer man has a plan to remake city government. If his efforts are successful, a new seven-member commission could be formed to write a new city charter. Ken Castner says the move toward a charter commission is not just about him.

The City of Homer is still reeling from damage caused to its sewer system by a January storm. The Homer City Council approved relief funding for three families affected by the storm and is anticipating even higher damage costs to the sewage treatment plant.

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

Students at Homer High School were evacuated from the campus this morning after a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says  two suspects were arrested and questioned by police.

The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.

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