Recent News Stories

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.

Homer High’s strong cross-country running team proved dominant at last weekend's Palmer Invitational, sweeping the small-schools team titles.

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.

Commercial fishermen from the Southern Kenai Peninsula are being honored for doing their part to minimize damage to the environment in the event of an oil spill in Prince William Sound. 

"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.

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