Recent News Stories

Commercial net fishermen are faring well moving into the heart of fishing season on the peninsula. The summer is off to a strong start on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

 

Food trucks are gaining popularity across the country. One of Homer’s mobile vendors came head to head with a local restaurant over parking and products. It brings to light some of the issues with city code relating to mobile vendors.

Summer is the season for construction in Alaska. There are a number of Department of Transportation roadway improvement projects across the Kenai Peninsula from north of Cooper Landing to the end of the Homer Spit.

The political campaigning season is in full swing. Signs continue to go up in yards and along highways and candidates are hitting the ground. U.S. Senator Mark Begich spent last week campaigning on the Kenai Peninsula for reelection to a second term.

Dog shaming at Strut Your Mutt - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Dozens of dogs and owners attended the 15th annual Strut Your Mutt event June 28th in Homer. The event benefits Homer Animal Friends' spay and neuter program, which has helped hundreds of dogs and cats over the past few years.

 

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is in full swing. Anglers are vying for large and tagged fish in the contest, which began May 15th and ends September 15th.

 

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim of the June 13th house fire at 478 Rainbow Court near downtown Homer.The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation.

 

Up for discussion again at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's July 1st meeting was the controversial proposal to introduce a bed tax on the peninsula. Supporters say it will bring in money. Those against the bed tax say it may hurt tourism.

 

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