Recent News Stories

The City of Homer Planning Commission is considering changes to its rules that would solidify a policy about how many meetings a commissioner could miss before losing their seat. Changes also could require fewer members to approve measures.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Anchor Point’s Chapman School are showing their creativity by producing movies. The school hosted a film festival this week. Students were showing three live-action films and three animated shorts for the evening’s festivities. 

Alaska environmental regulators are responding to two fishing boats that sank south of Homer, possibly weighed down after heavy snow. The Department of Environmental Conservation says a 100-foot-by-100-foot sheen was spotted around the site where the boats sank in Jakolof Bay.

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.

Election season is only a few weeks away. There are several candidates running for Borough Assembly and various city councils. But there is only one contested seat for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board. 

Following a couple of accidents and concerns about overall safety, state planners are proposing a new airport be constructed to serve the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. The proposal calls for a new airstrip to be built between the villages.

Today is Election Day and Alaskans statewide are headed to the polls to cast their votes in several races. On the Kenai Peninsula, incumbent Republican Representative Paul Seaton is running against Democratic challenger Liz Diament for House District 30. 

For 21 years, Share the Spirit has been providing Christmas gift baskets filled with food, clothing and gifts to families in need on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Orgainzer Shari Daugherty says that this year, she expects to put together about 240 baskets.

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