Recent News Stories

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

The Kenai Peninsula lost one of its most influential figures Wednesday.  Clayton Brockel, the founding director of Kenai Peninsula College, died. He was 86. Brockel was chosen as the first director of KPC in 1963.

Homer’s Old Town neighborhood will use money from the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails Program fund, or HART fund, with the intent of making the area more pedestrian and biker-friendly.

The City of Homer is still reeling from damage caused to its sewer system by a January storm. The Homer City Council approved relief funding for three families affected by the storm and is anticipating even higher damage costs to the sewage treatment plant.

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

Students at Homer High School were evacuated from the campus this morning after a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says  two suspects were arrested and questioned by police.

The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.

Voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Homer will have a few key decisions to make before the October 1st municipal election. In addition to a ballot measure on plastic shopping bags, four candidates have filed to run for the city council.

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