Recent News Stories

The Homer Documentary Film Festival got off to a rousing start last Thursday night with a gala showing of “Marley,” an inside look at the life of Bob Marley that was followed by a live performance from the Homer reggae band “Uplift.”

New data in a report issued by the United Way of Anchorage is helping the agency raise money to help people in need. Sue Borgen, Vice President of Community Engagement for the agency, says it helps people meet their basic needs like food, clothing, transportation and housing.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released its annual U.S seafood landings report for 2011. It shows the volume of fish caught is up from the year before with Alaska in the lead.

Big game hunters on the Kenai will be in a race to see who can bag one of a limited number of brown bears this fall. For the past five years, hunting licenses have been issued through a drawing. At the Alaska Board of Game’s meeting in January, it was decided to manage the hunt under a registration and permit system.

Era Alaska says it has completed all necessary upgrades and the Era Aviation fleet is resuming scheduled operations in Alaska after the commuter airline grounded 12 planes last weekend. In a statement Tuesday evening, President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said staffers worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly and thoroughly.

A relatively short agenda allowed the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly time to hear presentations and testimony from Southern Peninsula residents ranging from studies in Cook Inlet being performed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to hospital reports.

Heavy rain all over the Kenai Peninsula this week has put residents on alert for possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday for the Kenai River, from Kenai Lake to the river's mouth.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Tuesday morning for the Kenai River, from Kenai Lake to the river's mouth. Heavy rain over the last three days has caused Kenai Lake to rise two feet, NWS said in a news release, and the lake is expected to rise another two feet over the next three days.

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