Recent News Stories

The Homer Public Library is one of five Alaska libraries to have been designated a “Star Library” by the industry periodical, Library Journal. 

Members of two Kenai Peninsula high school cross-country ski teams were taken to a Valdez hospital following an accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway last week. Their bus rear-ended a DOT semi-truck.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District needs money to complete the second phase of its roof replacement schedule and upgrade the field at Homer High with turf. Board members approved a bond proposition totaling $22.9 million for the improvements.

The Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer has been re-opened after a week-long closure. The pool’s manager says the lengthy closure was preventable and with a little help from pool users, should be avoided in the future.

Many of Homer’s condo owners aren’t happy with how the city is assessing their lots as part of the Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. So city officials are seeking a second legal opinion.

A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Anchor Point’s Chapman School are showing their creativity by producing movies. The school hosted a film festival this week. Students were showing three live-action films and three animated shorts for the evening’s festivities. 

Homer's ban on disposable plastic shopping bags went into effect Tuesday and the city is gearing up to enforce it. According to Homer City Manager Walt Wrede, the ban only applies to store owners and will not affect citizens who happen to have bags in their posession.

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