The sinking of two commercial fishing vessels in Jakalof Bay near Homer has local oyster growers concerned about possible environmental effects. A Coast Guard spokesperson says the F/V Leading Lady is reported to have about 50 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown quantity of hydraulic oil on board.
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Election season is only a few weeks away. There are several candidates running for Borough Assembly and various city councils. But there is only one contested seat for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board.
The state Board of Game continues its meeting in Kenai this week. Beginning last Friday, the Board heard research updates from area biologists and two days of public testimony. Dwindling moose numbers on the Central Peninsula and what to do about it was a central topic.
The Kenai Peninsula had only two contested legislative races in Tuesday’s general election – the race for Senate District N on the northern peninsula and the race for House District 30 on the southern peninsula.
For 21 years, Share the Spirit has been providing Christmas gift baskets filled with food, clothing and gifts to families in need on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Orgainzer Shari Daugherty says that this year, she expects to put together about 240 baskets.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District could be in the red for next school year. The current projected deficit is a little more than $2 million.
Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet.
Two lawsuits against the City of Homer have reached their conclusions. One of the lawsuits reached a settlement while the other went all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The first lawsuit was filed by the City of Homer against resident Michael Kennedy.