The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.
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As a state Board of Game meeting wrapped up in Kenai this week, the Board of Fish got to work at the statewide finfish meeting in Achorage Tuesday. The board is addressing king salmon issues affecting fishing industries on the Kenai Peninsula.
Kenai Peninsula residents gathered Sunday and Monday for Veterans Day, marking the anniversary of the armistice agreement between Germany and Allied forces that brought an end to the fighting in World War I.
A $4,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the Grog Shop in downtown Homer Thursday. Mel Strydom says he is adding to a reward already being offered by Kenai Peninsula Crimestoppers.
Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.
Enstar Natural Gas Company is continuing prep work for the expected construction on the trunk line into Homer. The company has already awarded a contract for construction on the trunk line to Sterling-based Chumley Incorporated and has also leased office space in Homer.
Moviegoers across the country got an up-close look at the wild Grizzly bears of Katmai National Park over the weekend. After a two-year shoot at Hallo Bay Bear Camp, Disney’s wilderness feature “Bears” opened last Friday.
Property owners looking to rebuild and repair after several days of flooding and high water last week will have a bit of relief from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Borough announced Tuesday that permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties will be waived.