Recent News Stories

Students at Homer Middle School were showing off their dance moves Friday to a crowd of parents and teachers. The 7th and 8th graders have been learning different styles of dance for the last several weeks as part of the Artist in Schools program.

A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.

Representatives from Enstar were in Homer again last Wednesday night, discussing options for homeowners interested in hooking up to the natural gas pipeline. Construction on the trunk line into town is expected to begin February.

Tech giant Google has named Homer as the 2013 “eCity” for the state of Alaska. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Google refers to its eCity award recipients as “the new digital capitals of America.” 

The state Board of Fisheries took up the issue of king salmon management at its meeting this week. The board was supposed to dive into this topic during the 2014 cycle, but given the 2012 salmon season, they got to it a year early.

About 36 percent of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are overweight or obese – that according to a new study published by the Alaska Division of Public Health. The numbers are not much different than the rest of the state.

Just weeks after top executives for Buccaneer Alaska were fired, the company is making moves to shore up its financial situation. In a news release Wednesday, the company said it was selling off its remaining 25 percent interest in the Cosmopolitan drilling project.

The Seldovia Village Tribe’s Environmental Office has placed air monitoring equipment along Jakolof Bay Road. There is a concern the amount of dust that gets kicked up because of traffic may cause problems for area residents.

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