Recent News Stories

A motorcyclist injured in an vehicle accident Saturday in Homer is expected to survive his injuries. Twenty-eight--year-old Joseph Essex was transported via air ambulance helicopter to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and was admitted to the ICU. He is expected to recover from his injuries. 

A rash of recent burglaries in downtown Homer has Homer Police officers on high alert. The latest burglary took place over the weekend at Tech Connect, the locally-owned electronics store on Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer. 

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City. 

Hospitals across the country are looking at the possibility of lower Medicare reimbursements if they haven’t met federal benchmarks to lower readmission rates. Four hospitals in Alaska have been assessed the penalty.

Folks in Homer saw the return of Outhouse racing during the Winter Carnival over the weekend. It was one of many events from the past brought back to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.

The Kenai Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for commercial use permits for scenic rafting on the river. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the process to get commercial permit from the Refuge can be highly competitive.

School registration is starting up next week. Parents and guardians with new or returning students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have some time to prepare their kids and themselves for the next year.

Over the weekend teams of bowlers gathered at Kachemak Bowl in Homer to help raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave had a few rolls and brought back an audio postcard.

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