Recent News Stories

The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival began Thursday, June 18th, in the middle of Kachemak Bay. Dozens of musicians gathered in the ferry Tustumena's side lounge for the annual on-board jam session to kick off the weekend celebrating sun and music.

Summer is the time for tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. While many visitors arrive on the southern peninsula by car, some choose to come by boat. Several cruise ships are expected to visit Homer throughout the season.

A proposal to ban commercial set net fishing in urban areas of Alaska is getting a lot of attention. While the ban would apply statewide to commercial setnetting in all urban areas, in practice, it would really only affect setnetters on the Kenai Peninsula. 

Even though the state legislature is gaveled out, citizens on the Kenai Peninsula are trying to advance the legislative process in their own way. Rallies against Senate Bill 21 have been held all over Alaska since before the bill that lowers tax rates for oil companies was even voted on.

There are no reports of injuries or damage after a powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami advisory for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline. The advisory alert was canceled early Saturday morning, when no damaging waves were generated.

Former Homer City Manager Ron Drathman passed away Feb. 27th at South Peninsula Hospital. He was 71. Drathman had a lengthy career in public service on the Kenai Peninsula after working for a decade in Anchorage as a public defender.

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.

If you live in Homer you may start to notice new bike racks popping up around the community in the next month. The work is the result of a partnership between the Homer Cycling Club and the City of Homer.

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