Following a couple of accidents and concerns about overall safety, state planners are proposing a new airport be constructed to serve the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. The proposal calls for a new airstrip to be built between the villages.
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Membership for the task force charged with finding new ways to manage salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet has been released. The 11-member group includes several representatives from the Kenai Peninsula.
Residents out East End Road near Homer may have noticed several very large pieces of equipment being trucked down the road a couple of weeks ago. When they are put back together again, those pieces form the Glacier drilling rig.
Construction crews are making progress on the natural gas trunk line and distribution systems for Homer and Kachemak City. According to Enstar Natural Gas Company, work is still underway along the Old Sterling Highway and Fairview Avenue.
Homer city officials have plans to re-allocate funds originally considered to be used for improvements at the intersection of Main Street and the Sterling Highway. The city received a Legislative Grant totaling $2 million that was set aside to be used for the troublesome intersection.
Homer High School seniors played their final home game on the Mariner football field Saturday afternoon. Homecoming festivities kicked off Friday night with a parade. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave attended the weekend events and put together an audio postcard.
Homer wrestling legend Steve Wolfe is now a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Wolfe is a former coach at all levels of wrestling in Homer, including the Popeye youth wrestling club and Homer and Voznesenka High Schools.
Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program.