Recent News Stories

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on an ordinance designed to protect salmon habitat. The Borough has been in the business of regulating land use in these areas since 1996. But the latest attempt by the Assembly to keep riparian zones healthy for fish was met by a small, but vocal opposition.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan. At the center of the proposed plan is a stock specific, life history-based approach to research focused on 12 indicator stocks, from across the state.

Homer city officials have been discussing the need for a new public safety building. The proposed facility would house the police station, fire hall and the jail at a cost of about $15 million.

The summer drilling season is getting closer and operators in Cook Inlet have big plans for 2013. Hilcorp has submitted a request to amend its operations plan for its projects in the Ninilchik unit, onshore about 40 miles north of Homer.

Allowing a defendant to work on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea won't be a threat to the community or make him a flight risk, Judge Margaret Murphy ruled last week in a bail hearing for 20-year-old Anthony Resetarits.

Winter is here and traffic around the streets of Homer has calmed but some city officials – including members of the Transportation Advisory Committee – are putting themselves to work, trying to figure out how to improve safety on local roadways. 

Concert on the Lawn is gearing up to celebrate its 34th year this weekend. For one weekend every summer, the concert hosts local music and gives the Homer and greater Kenai Peninsula community a chance to all come together.

Community members are meeting at the Bunnell Street Arts Center to paint plates. This is the 22nd year people will have a chance to paint plates, which are used as thank you gifts for donating to the Center. 

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