Recent News Stories

In the second installment of our three part series exploring home rule we turn to Soldotna, one of the two cities on the Kenai Peninsula considering the change in government.

 

The Homer Theatre rolled out the red carpet for the annual Homer International Documentary Film Fest kick-off gala. This year’s festival features nine documentaries. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver attended the gala and spoke with Sutton about his passion for film and why he spends the time and effort to put on this unique film fest.

Amid a week marked by wind and rain, Homer’s ninth annual Burning Basket flared up at Mariner Park last Monday night. The celebration of art, inspiration and transition drew hundreds of Homerites.

From September 21st through 27th, libraries and avid readers around the United States are observing Banned Books Week. It’s an annual recognition of the right to read and intellectual freedom.

On October 7th voters decide whether the City of Homer will make the change from general law to home rule. For the first part of a three piece series we explore the meaning of home rule and how it works here in Alaska.

The financial picture hasn’t been so good this year for South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. That’s according its chief executive officer, Robert Letson, at the regular borough assembly meeting on Tuesday.

Each year, the Salvation Army gives away brand new winter clothes to help parents keep their children warm during the snowy months. Last weekend, for the first time, the charity held the giveaway inside their Homer headquarters.

Mayor Mike Navarre made a proclamation at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the borough assembly. September is now Hunger Action month on the Kenai Peninsula.

 

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