Recent News Stories

As the City of Homer has grown over the years, so have its problems with traffic. The Alaska Department of Transportation has taken notice of the problem and now stands ready to fix what it calls Homer’s worst intersection – Main Street and the Sterling Highway.

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 Police Department officers have made five arrests related to a pair of high-profile burglaries in Homer. On October 21st, the TechConnect electronics store on Pioneer Avenue reported that it had been burglarized, with more than $4,500 worth of items missing.

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