Recent News Stories

Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.

 

The two-day Industry Outlook Forum wrapped up Friday in Homer but not without a “virtual” visit from Alaska’s Congressional delegation. All three members of the delegation recorded video messages to be played at the forum.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had its annual meeting in Seward Tuesday night. An ordinance to liberalize the use of fireworks in the Borough was the hot topic. The measure fell with a unanimous vote in opposition, leaving the Borough’s fireworks prohibition in place.

A decision on whether heli-skiing should be allowed in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park has been postponed until the park's management plan can be updated.

The Seldovia Museum is playing host to 24 handmade dolls from remote Alaska Native communities across the state. The dolls are Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq. Homer resident Gert Seekins has been collecting the dolls over the years.

Homer’s deepwater dock will be undergoing a few improvements starting at the end of this month. The city is waiting on a delivery of materials and for Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavor jack-up rig to move out of the Homer Harbor before work can commence.

If you’ve ever thought you might like to run for public office, now is the time to get the ball rolling. The candidacy filing period for this year’s municipal and borough elections is now open.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and its teachers’ and employees’ unions have reached a tentative contract agreement. Negotiations had been going on for the last 14 months and all parties seem to be satisfied with the terms.

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