Recent News Stories

An artist from Cleveland, Ohio will spend two months in Homer as part of an artist exchange program. Her goal is to finish a drawing a day and make a community art project that connects the two communities.


Tuesday morning, tsunami warning sirens were activated around the Kenai Peninsula. Officials say there is no tsunami danger and right now they don’t know why the sirens went off.


Harmful Algal Blooms are a deadly serious topic in coastal areas across Alaska and the rest of the United States. Last week, the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center hosted a researcher from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a talk on the dangers involved.

The Kenai Peninsula School District will begin training administrators on a new program, called ALICE, to respond to potential threats at school. That stands for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.


Elizabeth Emery is a printmaker and sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio. She will be spending two months working out of the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, starting in September.


Three Kenai Peninsula residents have filed complaints with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against statewide public officials for failure to disclose gifts.


Commercial fishing is winding down in lower Cook Inlet. It’s been a particularly good year for some fish, but decent across the board.


A new public safety building for Homer was discussed again at the regular city council meeting August 25th. The cost estimate has gone up and the Public Safety Building Review Committee is looking for options for the project.