Recent News Stories

Two proposals to modify the City of Homer’s wintertime tax holiday on non-prepared foods were narrowly defeated at Monday night’s city council meeting. But the grocery tax issue will be back for one more round.

At the end of the year, Homer Electric Association will begin generating all its own power. HEA’s contract to buy electricity from Chugach Electric is up, but the co-op isn’t done there. Plans are in the early stages for more generating capacity.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is fine-tuning its budget for the next school year. In the 2013-2014 school year, the district expects to spend roughly $148 million, but it’s only expecting revenue totaling about $143 million. 

The most comprehensive exhibit featuring the artifacts and culture of the Dena’ina the Anchorage Museum has ever produced is on display for about six more weeks. The exhibit’s coordinator, Aaron Leggett, spoke at Kenai Peninsula College about the exhibit.

Clam diggers on the Kenai Peninsula will have to keep in mind a new set of rules for harvesting razor clams. For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reducing the bag limit for razor clams from 60 per day all the way down to 25. 

Two dozen kids were given a chance to test their team-working skills, imagination and patience over the weekend as they designed and built their own exploration rovers at the Homer Public Library.

Tesoro Corporation has been issued a fine of more than $1 million for violating provisions of the Clean Air Act. On Thursday, the EPA announced an agreement with Tesoro. The company will pay a $1.1 million dollar fine and revamp its procedures.

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

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