Recent News Stories

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is nearing the finish line on one of its marine debris art pieces, which is destined for the Anchorage Dena'ina Center in February. The 12-foot tall jellyfish is made  from garbage that has washed ashore on local beaches.

If approved, the new redistricting maps would mean a change in representation for the Kenai Peninsula. The latest boundaries shift Senator Peter Micciche’s District O toward central and eastern peninsula communities.

A routine traffic stop in downtown Homer Saturday afternoon turned into an emergency situation when an Alaska State Trooper found a methamphetamine laboratory inside a vehicle. Twenty-six-year-old Homer resident Timothy Igou was arrested at the scene.

South Peninsula Hospital is the first public building in Homer to have natural gas service. Governor Sean Parnell, hospital staff and other state officials were on hand July 25 for a valve-turning event to celebrate.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is fine-tuning its budget for the next school year. In the 2013-2014 school year, the district expects to spend roughly $148 million, but it’s only expecting revenue totaling about $143 million. 

The City of Homer isn’t immune to troubles with covering rising health care costs. The costs associated with providing insurance for city employees have increased over the last few years. City officials have had to change the benefits package to save money.

Visitors from across the state and even across the Pacific Ocean were on the Kenai Peninsula for this year’s Kenai Birding Festival. A new feature was the Big Sit, where volunteers tried to check off as many species as possible in 24 hours.

Two dozen kids were given a chance to test their team-working skills, imagination and patience over the weekend as they designed and built their own exploration rovers at the Homer Public Library.

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