Recent News Stories

After months of debate, the 2014 City of Homer budget is finally finished. At its Monday meeting, the Homer City Council made the last few adjustments to the $26 million budget and signed off on the document.

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.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival is breaking new ground, including its first-ever international premier.

Senate Bill 21 – the state legislature’s controversial measure to overhaul oil taxation – was passed out of the House Resources Committee Thursday, on its way to House Finance. On the same day, hundreds of Alaskans staged protests around the state.

Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking more than $95,000 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle.

Every summer, thousands of visitors travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve, most of them there to see the park’s brown bears. Now, thanks to the non-profit nature website Explore.org, millions of people all over the world can watch the famous bears, too.

Concert on the Lawn is gearing up to celebrate its 34th year this weekend. For one weekend every summer, the concert hosts local music and gives the Homer and greater Kenai Peninsula community a chance to all come together.

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