Recent News Stories

Hospitals across the country are looking at the possibility of lower Medicare reimbursements if they haven’t met federal benchmarks to lower readmission rates. Four hospitals in Alaska have been assessed the penalty.

A family of outdoor adventurers from Seldovia has completed its latest epic adventure. Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman – joined by four-year-old Katmai and two-year-old Lituya – hiked and packrafted more than 800 miles around the entirety of Cook Inlet.

Over the weekend teams of bowlers gathered at Kachemak Bowl in Homer to help raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave had a few rolls and brought back an audio postcard.

With the 28th Alaska State Legislature set to gavel in next month, cities and towns across Alaska are getting ready to make pitches for their favorite pet projects. In Homer, the number one item on the list is a new public safety building.

Eight students have received diplomas from Ninilchik School. Family, friends and community members showed up Monday night in the school’s gym to cheer for the graduating seniors. By far the largest award of the night was the Erling Kwaznikof College Education Scholarship.

With only a few days left before Homer officials are expected to take action on the special assessment district, several residents are coming out against building the natural gas trunk line into town.

As part of the ongoing “Big Read” hosted by the Friends of the Homer Public Library, members of the Pier One Theater group performed a reading from Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” at the library. Seven actors with Pier One Theater read sections of the book Tuesday night. 

A recent conference in Homer was focused on dealing with potential disasters. Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis are just a few disasters residents of the Kenai Peninsula could expect. And scientists and emergency managers are urging people to be ready.

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