Recent News Stories

The Homer Public Arts Committee has recommended not accepting a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates. The plan was to place it in WKFL Park in downtown Homer, but the proposal has been a source of controversy since it was brought up in January.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve could potentially see a $175,000 cut in state funds. Money for the KBRR comes through the Sport Fish Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The cities of Homer and Kachemak City have started hammering out a new agreement for the use of Homer’s wastewater utility. This is the first time the agreement has been updated since it was initially adopted more than 20 years ago.

Since Buccaneer Energy arrived on the scene in Alaska in the summer of 2011, it has seen a few victories and a host of unexpected problems. Thanks to incentives  and investment of taxpayer dollars, the company had big plans for Alaska.

Officials with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been holding meetings to discuss next year’s spending plan. During the meeting in Homer Tuesday night, one parent expressed concern over her lack of involvement in the district’s discussion of next year’s budget.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre delivered his annual State of the Borough address Tuesday. There are a few issues the Mayor says he’s concerned with in the short term, but long-term prospects in the Borough look good.

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission decision to allow a preliminary plat for the Quiet Creek subdivision off East Hill Road will stand. The issue became so contentious after its approval last month that the Homer City Council stepped in during its meeting Monday night. 

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.

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