Recent News Stories

As modern development speeds toward some of the last truly subsistence-based economies and tribes in the world, researchers are working to better understand this way of life.  Two anthropologists from Kenai Peninsula College have been working on a project just like that for the past two years.

Planning for the new Homer Harbormaster’s office could be delayed slightly. The cost of the project is a little more than the city originally thought. The current design has a price tag of a little more than $2.3 million.

The Homer City Council has allocated funds to pay for natural gas conversion of city-owned buildings. The money will come from various reserve funds.

If you know any students at Paul Banks Elementary School, don’t be surprised if you see them with nose in a book. The school began its annual read-a-thon this week, with a very unusual twist.

Homer’s wearable art show is returning this fall. Fiber artists from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond are invited to submit creations for the November shows. This year’s theme is “Show Off.”

For years, the Homer City Council has struggled with what to do about water and sewer rates. The council is considering a new plan that would overhaul the rate structure in an attempt to make it simpler and more adaptable in the future.

A high-profile Sterling Highway landmark was destroyed by fire last weekend. The large, five-story house at Milepost 153 near Anchor Point was noticeable for the three large wind turbines and 36 solar panels that provided its power.

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.

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