Recent News Stories

Following a couple of accidents and concerns about overall safety, state planners are proposing a new airport be constructed to serve the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. The proposal calls for a new airstrip to be built between the villages.

Skaters from across the state were in Nikiski over the weekend for the Heroes versus Villains roller derby mixer. Some players donned costumes and played as their favorite good or bad guy. Kenai’s own Far North Derby Dollz hosted the event, which is now in its second year.

Business and property owners in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are considering ways to make the area more unified and walkable. Bunnell Street Art Gallery is leading the charge to play up the neighborhood’s culture.

The Homer High School hockey team won all four of its games at the three-day End of the Road Shootout in Homer to win its home-ice tournament. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the undefeated Mariners are now 6-0 overall. 

There are hundreds of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District who go to school every day, but might not know where they will be sleeping that night. The district runs a program called Students in Transition to help.

After hearing more than 100 public comments about proposed changes to the Borough’s anadromous habitat protection ordinance, the Assembly was able to get in a vote on one of two proposals on the agenda before adjourning at its midnight deadline.

Homer wrestling legend Steve Wolfe is now a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Wolfe is a former coach at all levels of wrestling in Homer, including the Popeye youth wrestling club and Homer and Voznesenka High Schools. 

 

Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program.

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