Recent News Stories

As BP’s trial gets underway to determine its responsibility in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there are questions here about the ability of oil companies to be able to clean up a spill. Sen. Peter Micciche says there are a couple ways to set accountability standards.

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River June 11th. Despite low predictions, it’s been good fishing so far. This season’s early-run biological escapement goal is 22,000 to 42,000 fish.

Commercial fishermen from the Southern Kenai Peninsula are being honored for doing their part to minimize damage to the environment in the event of an oil spill in Prince William Sound. 

"Three Guys No Wood," a shop that sits just outside the city limits of Soldotna, specializes in wooden bowls and other items. The unique shop is home to a variety of products produced by Kenai Peninsula woodturners.

Birders from across the country were in Homer over the weekend for the Kachemak Shorebird Festival. A bird calling contest at Homer Brewing Company was among the weekend’s events. A rowdy crowd of about 50 people gathered at the brewery Friday night.

Representatives from Enstar were in Homer again last Wednesday night, discussing options for homeowners interested in hooking up to the natural gas pipeline. Construction on the trunk line into town is expected to begin February.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking closely at its health care offerings again as it tries to find ways to save money. The district’s Health Care Committee is floating the option of opting out of insurance for its “double-covered employees.”

Amid a week marked by wind and rain, Homer’s ninth annual Burning Basket flared up at Mariner Park last Monday night. The celebration of art, inspiration and transition drew hundreds of Homerites.

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