Recent News Stories

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

The new fire and EMS station for Ninilchik Emergency Services is nearly complete. The facility will provide more space for equipment and the roughly 30 volunteers who make NES tick. 

U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced an amendment Tuesday to employ military veterans as coordinators of community clean-ups of marine debris from the Japanese tsunami of last year. Begich and co-sponsors offered the amendment to the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which is being considered in the Senate this week.

A pair of Homer businessmen has filed to run for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke share a belief that government spending in Homer is out of control.

Students at Homer’s Paul Banks Elementary School were reading almost non-stop over the last several weeks to solve the mystery of the missing books. The school’s annual read-a-thon had the kids on the hunt for Iditarod-themed clues.

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, ended Saturday night at 9 p.m., leaving a California fisherman $10,000 richer. And his bounty will have a direct impact on the community.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out for Friday’s K-Bay 5K for Leo. All the proceeds will go toward funding research to help find treatments or a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. The original deadline to move the Endeavor rig was March 20th but that deadline has now been moved back by a week.

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