Recent News Stories

Each year, hundreds of fishermen brave the cold weather and sometimes choppy seas to compete in the Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Pete Wedin has tried his hand at catching the heaviest fish for the last 16 years and he was out on the water again this year.

About 36 percent of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are overweight or obese – that according to a new study published by the Alaska Division of Public Health. The numbers are not much different than the rest of the state.

For decades, teacher and wrestling coach Steve Wolfe positively affected the lives of hundreds of student-athletes in Homer and beyond. Coach Wolfe passed away Sunday after a four-month fight against a rare disease of the nervous system.

Citing “aggressiveness” in its operations, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has handed down several orders to energy producer Hilcorp, and a $115,000 civil penalty.

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.

Federal investigators have made their way to Soldotna to look for a possible cause of the plane crash that happened late Sunday morning. All 10 people on board were killed.

Since his election to the Alaska State Legislature last year, Senator Peter Micciche  has found himself neck-deep in oil and gas issues, something he knows about as a long-time employee of Conoco Phillips. Micciche recently spoke about Governor Sean Parnell’s proposal to overhaul oil taxes.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

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