Recent News Stories

Crew members with Homer’s Public Works Department have been out plowing the last few days. As crews shove more and more snow off the roads, they transport everything to one of the city’s snow storage sites where it will gradually melt.

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.”

This past Saturday members of the Homer Parks and Recreation Commission visited several parks in the Homer area to determine what needs fixing or expanding.

After five months, the City of Homer is still in the midst of a lawsuit filed by a local condo owner. Kachemak Bay Title co-owner Ken Castner submitted the paperwork after city officials approved the controversial Homer Special Assessment District.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will loan money to the City of Homer for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The Borough Assembly approved the measure during its meeting Tuesday night.

Since 2008, Homer residents have enjoyed a seasonal tax holiday on non-prepared foods, meaning no borough or city taxes at the grocery store between September 1st and May 31st of each year. But the 4-point-5 percent city sales tax might be making a comeback.

A proposal to build a 160-foot microwave tower atop the Homer bluff has residents in the area concerned about their property values and views of Kachemak Bay. The City of Homer Planning Commission has already signed off on the project.

A Homer helicopter pilot who dreams of operating a helipad on the Homer Spit took his case to the city Planning Commission last week.

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