Recent News Stories

Officials and technicians with Enstar Natural Gas Company were in Homer last week to talk to a group of do-it-yourselfers with plans to convert the appliances in their homes and businesses to natural gas. The main takeaway from the discussion was "safety first." 

The Funny River Fire continued to burn the central Kenai Peninsula this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s estimated to have burned more than 182,000 acres with 30 percent containment. Funny River Road from Mile 7 to the end was evacuated on Sunday afternoon.

Busloads of elementary students from across the Peninsula were in Anchor Point Wednesday, as the Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in the Classroom program got started for another year.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting its budget process for next school year. District officials are looking for community members to lend a hand in deciding how the money will be used.

The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, the Homer High School Concert Choir and members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be performing the Brahms Requiem this weekend. There are concerts in Kenai and Homer. 

Homer High School students were showcasing their creative passions this weekend during the first “Colors of Homer." More than a dozen students signed up to either perform covers or original songs, play videos they had created, show pieces of art or share baked goods. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly answered the question about funding non-profit organizations without putting it to the public. The Assembly saw enough economic value in the spending to leave it alone, at least for now.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to build a new hazardous waste storage facility. That announcement comes after the Borough was assessed a fine by the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal waste management rules at the current facility in Soldotna.

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