Recent News Stories

The political campaigning season is in full swing. Signs continue to go up in yards and along highways and candidates are hitting the ground. U.S. Senator Mark Begich spent last week campaigning on the Kenai Peninsula for reelection to a second term.

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim of the June 13th house fire at 478 Rainbow Court near downtown Homer.The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation.

 

Dog shaming at Strut Your Mutt - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Dozens of dogs and owners attended the 15th annual Strut Your Mutt event June 28th in Homer. The event benefits Homer Animal Friends' spay and neuter program, which has helped hundreds of dogs and cats over the past few years.

 

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is in full swing. Anglers are vying for large and tagged fish in the contest, which began May 15th and ends September 15th.

 

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River in June. Initial predictions were low for the area and the run was early. Now, it’s showing to be well above average.

 

Up for discussion again at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's July 1st meeting was the controversial proposal to introduce a bed tax on the peninsula. Supporters say it will bring in money. Those against the bed tax say it may hurt tourism.

 

It’s bear season on the Kenai Peninsula. That means residents need to take extra precautions to secure trash and livestock that may be attractive to bears. Fish and Game has some tips on being bearwise.

 

A Homer author who had a big hit last year is now ready for a new edition of his book to be released. Tom Kizzia’s Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier will soon be available in paperback.

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