Recent News Stories

The first day of school for many students is only about a week away. And Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater is looking forward to a new year with a few goals in mind for the district.

Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, or CINGSA, is seeking a judgment in Kenai Superior Court to clear up a property dispute. CINGSA operates the natural gas storage facility just off Bridge Access Road in Kenai.

Swimmers from Kodiak High School blew away the competition at last weekend’s Region Three Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Homer Friday and Saturday. Both the Kodiak boys’ and girls’ teams took first place by large margins. 

The students from Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer had been working for weeks on their annual holiday pageant before finally taking the stage last week before a packed audience.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s office declined a ballot initiative that sought to increase voter turnout by using a vote by mail and ranked choice voting system. Some of the language in the ballot proposal may be at odds with state statute.

As part of the ongoing “Big Read” hosted by the Friends of the Homer Public Library, members of the Pier One Theater group performed a reading from Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” at the library. Seven actors with Pier One Theater read sections of the book Tuesday night. 

A recent conference in Homer was focused on dealing with potential disasters. Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis are just a few disasters residents of the Kenai Peninsula could expect. And scientists and emergency managers are urging people to be ready.

In the wake of statewide protests against the passage of Senate Bill 21 – the contentious oil tax reform bill that is winding its way through the legislature – a pair of state senators employed by ConocoPhillips has faced renewed questions about potential conflicts of interest.

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