Recent News Stories

This year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature has reached its halfway point and so far, the big topic has been education. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig checked in with a pair of Kenai Peninsula legislators to get their thoughts on education funding and the concept of “school choice.”

Former Homer City Manager Ron Drathman passed away Feb. 27th at South Peninsula Hospital. He was 71. Drathman had a lengthy career in public service on the Kenai Peninsula after working for a decade in Anchorage as a public defender.

The committee tasked with exploring the option of a vessel haul-out and repair facility at the Homer Harbor has started meeting. Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins has said making the facility a reality could be a few years out.

The deadline has come and gone for candidates to file for this year’s Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election.With only three incumbents filed to run, there won’t be much competition this time around.

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 Public Arts Committee has recommended not accepting a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates. The plan was to place it in WKFL Park in downtown Homer, but the proposal has been a source of controversy since it was brought up in January.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve could potentially see a $175,000 cut in state funds. Money for the KBRR comes through the Sport Fish Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The cities of Homer and Kachemak City have started hammering out a new agreement for the use of Homer’s wastewater utility. This is the first time the agreement has been updated since it was initially adopted more than 20 years ago.

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