Recent News Stories

Alaskans who make an annual habit of digging for razor clams on the Kenai Peninsula may have noticed something odd over the last few years – there just doesn’t seem to be as many clams on the beaches as there used to be. Scientists have also noticed the trend.

Crew members with Homer’s Public Works Department have been out plowing the last few days. As crews shove more and more snow off the roads, they transport everything to one of the city’s snow storage sites where it will gradually melt.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out for Friday’s K-Bay 5K for Leo. All the proceeds will go toward funding research to help find treatments or a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will loan money to the City of Homer for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The Borough Assembly approved the measure during its meeting Tuesday night.

Since 2008, Homer residents have enjoyed a seasonal tax holiday on non-prepared foods, meaning no borough or city taxes at the grocery store between September 1st and May 31st of each year. But the 4-point-5 percent city sales tax might be making a comeback.

Planning for the new Homer Harbormaster’s office could be delayed slightly. The cost of the project is a little more than the city originally thought. The current design has a price tag of a little more than $2.3 million.

The Homer City Council has allocated funds to pay for natural gas conversion of city-owned buildings. The money will come from various reserve funds.

Five plays featured in Drama Slams of years past will vie for the “Best of Drama Slam” title this weekend at the Homer Council on the Arts. Pier One Theatre, in conjunction with the Homer Council on the Arts will present five productions both Friday and Saturday nights.

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