Recent News Stories

The annual Homer Shorebird Festival is set to kick off in May but this year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is making some small changes. Upon registering, attendees will be provided with proof of their registration that will grant them access to all events.

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard an update on the health of South Peninsula Hospital at their meeting Tuesday night. Hospital CEO Bob Letson told assembly members that much has been happening lately.

A new study shows big savings if school districts across Alaska pool health insurance under a state umbrella. School board members and administrators with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are hoping state lawmakers will consider the issue again.

A controversial plan to revamp the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure had another round of debate at the Homer City Council’s last meeting. But a final up-or-down vote on the issue has yet to be made.

Novelist Tim O’Brien made an apperance Friday at the Mariner Theater. His book “The Things They Carried,” a collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, has been the focus of "The Big Read" in Homer.

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River June 11th. Despite low predictions, it’s been good fishing so far. This season’s early-run biological escapement goal is 22,000 to 42,000 fish.

"Three Guys No Wood," a shop that sits just outside the city limits of Soldotna, specializes in wooden bowls and other items. The unique shop is home to a variety of products produced by Kenai Peninsula woodturners.

Students at Homer High School were evacuated from the campus this morning after a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says  two suspects were arrested and questioned by police.

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