Recent News Stories

Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has approved a rule change that could pave the way for the borough to loans funds to both Homer and Kachemak City. The money would be used to pay for construction of natural gas infrastructure.

Performers with the group Quixotic have returned to Homer for shows Thursday and Friday night. The group provided workshops for residents interested in learning how to dance and perform aerial routines like members in the troupe.

Enstar Natural Gas Company is focused on building a gasline network throughout the Homer Special Assessment District. At a workshop Friday morning at the Kachemak Community Center, new gas customers were signing up for the service.

Homer resident and New York Times best-selling author Dana Stabenow has collected another award for her work – the 2012 Nero Award for “Best American Mystery.” The award honors “Though Not Dead,” Stabenow’s 18th installment in the popular Kate Shugak series.

Dotting the coast line of Cook Inlet from Ninilchik to Nikiski are some of the Kenai Peninsula’s oldest businesses. Many of these commercial fish camps are still owned and operated by the families that started them two or three generations ago.

The Homer City Council has approved a bond ordinance totaling $12.7 million. The money would be used for construction on the natural gas trunk line and distribution system with Enstar Natural Gas Company.

Students at Homer Middle School were showing off their dance moves Friday to a crowd of parents and teachers. The 7th and 8th graders have been learning different styles of dance for the last several weeks as part of the Artist in Schools program.

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