Recent News Stories

Property owners looking to rebuild and repair after several days of flooding and high water last week will have a bit of relief from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Borough announced Tuesday that permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties will be waived.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating events surrounding a large September house party, where numerous Homer High School students and other youth were in attendance. The fallout from the party has prompted a community meeting at the high school tonight.

Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough and municipal election is in the books and while some races have clear winners, others could be decided by absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. In the race for Borough Assembly Seat 9, Mako Haggerty appears to have a decisive lead over his challenger, Anchor Point businessman Jesse Clutts. 

The Nordwind, an antique 86-foot racing yacht that recently completed the Northwest Passage, is currently docked in the Homer harbor and will remain there for the rest of the winter. Peter Sheppard caught up with the crew of the Nordwind and tells its story.

This summer, visitors to the Pratt Museum were exposed to the history and lifestyle of Kachemak Bay area residents through an exhibit consisting of 17 paintings by Halibut Cove artist Marian Beck.  At a closing reception for the exhibit Beck talked about how it was created. 

 

Kenai Peninsula high school runners made a very strong showing at the State Cross Country Running Championships, held Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Coming off a strong showing at regionals, the Homer Mariner runners performed well above expectations.

 

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its 2013 summer schedule Wednesday, a little bit earlier than usual. Ferry chief Mike Neussl said in a news release that releasing the schedule early would benefit the communities and businesses served by the marine highway system, giving extra time to plan trips and to book them in advance. 

Today is Election Day for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Voters peninsula-wide head to the polls to choose candidates for various municipal and borough races, including seats on the Borough Assembly, the school district board and various service area boards. 

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