Recent News Stories

Crews working on the natural gas trunk line into Homer should be in the West Hill Road area later this week. According to Enstar Natural Gas, workers also will be moving toward Fairview Avenue as well. 

School districts across the nation are taking up some challenging questions following the events at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school that left 26 people dead Friday. Kenai Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater offered his thoughts over the weekend on the school’s blog.

The two unions that represent the teachers and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have elected new presidents. The new union leaders addressed the school board during its meeting this month with plans to move forward.

Leaders with the youth development program known as 4-H are trying to expand services in Homer. University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H and Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd says Homer was actually the birthplace of 4-H in Alaska in the 1930s.

After this year’s poor fishing season, the call has been made by fishermen and political leaders for more economic data concerning the role of commercial and sportfishing in the local economy.  The first small steps toward getting that information were taken this week.

The Christmas season means candy canes, plenty of hot cocoa and trimming the tree. But it also means it’s the busiest time of the year for one man in particular. 

The state Board of Game wrapped up its five day meeting in Kenai Tuesday, going through a long list of proposals to change many of the game management rules on the Kenai Peninsula. There wasn’t a lot of opposition to increasing predator control measures.

After nine years as an active-duty general surgeon for the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Greg Hough has settled down in Homer to assist the South Peninsula Hospital, where he is now operating out of the hospital’s new full-time surgical clinic.

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