Recent News Stories

Reactions are mixed when it comes to building a new Harbormaster’s office on the Homer Spit. Concerns mostly stem from the overall cost of building and constructing the new facility.

Homer Police have identified the body of a man who was found dead near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer Sunday night. The death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews is still under investigation. 

The Homer City Council has approved a bond ordinance totaling $12.7 million. The money would be used for construction on the natural gas trunk line and distribution system with Enstar Natural Gas Company.

June 14th marked the 2014 season opening of the Wynn Nature Center in Homer. Staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated with a potluck and nature walk.

Homer Electric Association members will see a not-so-pleasant surprise in their January electric bills. The average HEA member can expect a rate increase of more than 10 dollars a month. The rate increase is one of the largest in a long time.

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.

The months-long, sometimes contentious debate over the City of Homer’s wintertime tax on non-prepared foods is finally over. The Homer City Council rejected a measure to reinstate the tax at its meeting Monday night.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a plan in place for its capital projects over the next six years. The school board approved the timeline during its meeting earlier this month.

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