Recent News Stories

Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer. The company plans to bring a drilling rig into the area to begin drilling next spring but some members of the community have questions about the details.

Homer Electric Association members will see a not-so-pleasant surprise in their January electric bills. The average HEA member can expect a rate increase of more than 10 dollars a month. The rate increase is one of the largest in a long time.

Visitors from across the state and even across the Pacific Ocean were on the Kenai Peninsula for this year’s Kenai Birding Festival. A new feature was the Big Sit, where volunteers tried to check off as many species as possible in 24 hours.

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.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a plan in place for its capital projects over the next six years. The school board approved the timeline during its meeting earlier this month.

A plan to overhaul the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure is now on the fast track. At its meeting last Monday night, the Homer City Council heard testimony about the plan and cleared the way for its passage later this month. 

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.

Advocates for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Senate Finance Committee reinserted $175,000 in state funding back into the budget. But the budget battle is not quite over just yet.

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