Recent News Stories

Community members are meeting at the Bunnell Street Arts Center to paint plates. This is the 22nd year people will have a chance to paint plates, which are used as thank you gifts for donating to the Center. 

The Homer High School newspaper The Mariner Compass is back. A group of students has been writing articles, taking photos and creating the layout for the recently-resurrected news site. And students are now working on a physical copy to distribute inside the school.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been on a principal-hiring spree the last few months. Officials are still looking to fill two administrative positions on the southern peninsula.

The State of Alaska is planning some big improvements for Lake Street in Homer, and the plans may include installation of the Kenai Peninsula’s first roundabout. The state DOT and the City of Homer are currently drafting plans to improve Lake Street, between Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

Buccaneer Energy has a new major partner to work with as it drills for oil and gas in and around Cook Inlet. In a news release Thursday, Buccaneer officials announced a deal with California-based EOS Petro, Incorporated. 

The number of students getting into trouble at the schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is mostly down. Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater shared the current figures with the borough assembly during its regular meeting last week.

The City of Homer is preparing residents for construction on the natural gas trunk line into town and the planned distribution system. Officials said they want to anticipate when contractors will be working in neighborhoods and provide updates on progress.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a project that will construct slow vehicle turnouts on the Sterling Highway. The project would add 22 of the turnouts between Soldotna and Baycrest Hill.

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