Recent News Stories

Homer’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet has going strong for 24 years, although last year saw some significant changes to the show. Audiences can expect to see some new twists in the production this year.

Thanks to a judge’s ruling, the City of Homer no longer has to worry about plowing an ice skating area on Beluga Lake. A Homer man who donated parkland to the city 30 years ago thought the city had an obligation to create an ice skating area.

If you’re suffering from a little late-winter cabin fever, you might want to think about heading to Anchor Point this weekend. The community is gearing up for this year’s Snow Rondi, an annual celebration of all things winter.

There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the third part of a series, we make a pit stop at the recently re-opened Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof.

Kids across the nation will be out selling lemonade this weekend. Saturday is Lemonade Day and the western Kenai Peninsula is getting in on the action.This year, there will be lemonade stands popping up in various locations in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna. 

The sinking of two commercial fishing vessels in Jakalof Bay near Homer has local oyster growers concerned about possible environmental effects. A Coast Guard spokesperson says the F/V Leading Lady is reported to have about 50 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown quantity of hydraulic oil on board.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out for Friday’s K-Bay 5K for Leo. All the proceeds will go toward funding research to help find treatments or a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

Every two years, the Tamamta Katurlluta ceremony is held in Homer to celebrate the heritage of Alaska Native tribes living in the region. KBBI’s Peter Sheppard attended the event Saturday and has this story.

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