Recent News Stories

Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough and municipal election is in the books and while some races have clear winners, others could be decided by absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. In the race for Borough Assembly Seat 9, Mako Haggerty appears to have a decisive lead over his challenger, Anchor Point businessman Jesse Clutts. 

Two lawsuits against the City of Homer have reached their conclusions. One of the lawsuits reached a settlement while the other went all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The first lawsuit was filed by the City of Homer against resident Michael Kennedy.

With just a few days left in this year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature, Senate Bill 21 – the controversial oil tax reform bill that is now in the hands of the House Finance Committee – is still the center of attention in Juneau. 

An oral history project conducted in Homer 16 years ago is seeing new life on the web, thanks to the efforts of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ “Project Jukebox.” The project contains a wealth of early Homer history, told by the people who lived it.

This year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature began Tuesday. As happens just about every year, policies related to the state’s natural resources will figure heavily into the debate. One of the most high-profile bills has been House Bill 77.

Thanks to a judge’s ruling, the City of Homer no longer has to worry about plowing an ice skating area on Beluga Lake. A Homer man who donated parkland to the city 30 years ago thought the city had an obligation to create an ice skating area.

Many of Homer’s condo owners aren’t happy with how the city is assessing their lots as part of the Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. So city officials are seeking a second legal opinion.

A grass fire east of Homer burned more than eight acres Thursday evening before firefighters were able to put it out. Andy Alexandrou of the state Division of Forestry said the fire started around 4 p.m. at about Mile 12 of East End Road.

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