Recent News Stories

A fugitive wanted on charges of kidnapping and robbery was apprehended Friday night in front of a grocery store in Anchor Point, but not before allegedly attempting to assault the arresting officers. 

School registration is starting up next week. Parents and guardians with new or returning students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have some time to prepare their kids and themselves for the next year.

It’s been a year since the Homer City Council passed a new set of restrictions governing business signs in the city limits. Now that business owners have had a chance to bone up on the new sign code, officials from the city planning department are conducting workshops on the subject.

 

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.

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