Recent News Stories

There are fewer students attending school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District this year compared to last year. The district has released its official enrollment count as required by the state. But looking at specific schools shows a mixed bag.

This month, Alaska joined the growing list of states to be granted a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. This is welcome news for a lot of people, including one local parent who wondered why different rules applied for different schools.

Buccaneer Energy has taken steps toward moving its Endeavor jack-up rig out of the Homer harbor, where it’s been anchored since arriving in Alaska in August. But City of Homer officials are eyeing a March 1st deadline for the rig’s departure.

Participating in the management of Alaska’s resources is a tradition for residents. Citizens are able to write proposals that can directly affect who fishes or hunts for what and when. The deadline for Board of Game proposals is May 1.

This week is the first Harvest Moon Local Foods Week on the Kenai Peninsula. There are events going on throughout the next several days focusing on local food, restaurants and stores.

 

Homer High School is losing its principal. Dr. Allan Gee has announced that he will be leaving the school – and the state – after this school year. Gee will remain on the job until June 7th. Candidate interviews are scheduled for April 29th. 

Halibut Cove residents will be experiencing a handful of planned power outages over the next two weeks, according to a news release from Homer Electric Association.

 

Halibut fisherman in Homer and the central gulf area will be happy to learn that one of their own has been appointed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Long-time Homer fisherman Don Lane says he’s very happy to be on the commission.

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