Recent News Stories

Movers and shakers from the across the spectrum of Alaska industry converged on the Homer Spit Thursday for a two-day forum held at Land’s End Resort. The 2013 Industry Outlook Forum kicked off with at least one surprise.

The Conoco Phillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan.

Kenai Peninsula high school runners made a very strong showing at the State Cross Country Running Championships, held Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Coming off a strong showing at regionals, the Homer Mariner runners performed well above expectations.

 

One week after the 2013 municipal election, the race for two open seats on the Homer City Council was still in question. Candidate Justin Arnold called for a recount of the votes after results showed only an 11-vote difference between Bryan Zak and Corbin Arno.

Seldovia and Port Graham schools are on the hunt for a new principal. Sherry Hingley is moving to the central Kenai Peninsula for next school year to work in Cooper Landing and Sterling.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce helped inaugurate the start of the holiday season by lighting a Christmas tree outside their headquarters this past Friday. The chamber hopes for this to become an annual holiday season event for Homer.

As the legislative season gets underway in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is keeping an eye on a few proposals; especially those that involve funding from the state. State school funding has been stagnant the last few years.

An outbreak of chickenpox in Soldotna and Homer has state public health officials worried about the high number of local children who are not receiving vaccinations.

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