Recent News Stories

The people in charge of the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds want to find more year-round uses for the facilities. Director Lara McGinnis says the fair "isn’t just about the fair." She said her family and others have chosen a spot and started hanging holiday lights.

Eight students have received diplomas from Ninilchik School. Family, friends and community members showed up Monday night in the school’s gym to cheer for the graduating seniors. By far the largest award of the night was the Erling Kwaznikof College Education Scholarship.

The Homer Winter Jamboree Women’s Hockey Tournament will take place this weekend. Hockey players of various skill levels from all over Alaska will gather to participate in a round-robin competition.

The number of students getting into trouble at the schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is mostly down. Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater shared the current figures with the borough assembly during its regular meeting last week.

For many years, the Homer Public Library has been operating a very popular children’s storytime hour but families who live in some of Homer’s more far-flung areas aren’t always able to make it into town. This winter, the library’s solution was to bring the stories to them.

This Saturday, the South Peninsula Haven House will open its new thrift store, something they have been planning to do for several years. The new store is located in the shopping center at East End Storage.

The first Homer City Council meeting of 2014 will start the year of with a familiar refrain. For at least the fourth time in the last five years, council members will debate whether or not to end the wintertime grocery tax holiday they implemented in 2008.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

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