Recent News Stories

A Homer-based reality TV show that debuted in 2011 has proven popular enough to return for a second season.“Alaska: The Last Frontier” premiered in December of last year. The hour-long show portrays the homesteader lifestyle led by members of the Kilcher clan.

Four schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been using iPod Touches with lessons. Initial results show some improvement in math and reading scores. But district officials want more information before expanding the program.

In this installment of our "Peninsula Profiles" series, Peter Sheppard speaks with amateur writer and aspiring video game developer Nathan Spence-Chorman about a project he has been developing for nearly a decade. 

The task force organized in October to address issues related to the Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon management plan met for the first of four meetings Friday at Kenai Peninsula College.

Members of two Kenai Peninsula high school cross-country ski teams were taken to a Valdez hospital following an accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway last week. Their bus rear-ended a DOT semi-truck.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District needs money to complete the second phase of its roof replacement schedule and upgrade the field at Homer High with turf. Board members approved a bond proposition totaling $22.9 million for the improvements.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich was in Homer over the weekend to provide an update on what’s happening in Washington, DC. He also spent his time during the town hall forum to talk about his expectations for Alaska. A crowd of about 50 people gathered to connect with the Senator. 

Homer is known for its eclectic mix of eating establishments, some of which have changed hands and menus many times over the years.  One popular café that is now offering its customers a taste of Louisiana home cooking.

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