Recent News Stories

Two community housing projects have received funding to move on to a second phase of expansion. The developments in Soldotna and Homer have been made possible by grants from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

Homer city officials are focusing on safety improvements around the Poopdeck Trail. It’s a path that connects Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street to Pioneer Avenue in the city’s downtown. The move comes after the body of 61-year-old Mark Matthews was found there July 28.

At least one condominium owner has filed suit against the City of Homer for the way it has assessed condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District. Ken Castner is part owner of the Kachemak Bay Title building and says his condo will be assessed six different times. 

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board is fine-tuning the concussion policy for all student athletes. Members have been discussing the slight changes since August and action from the board is expected next month.

A large oil spill in Cook Inlet is the stuff of nightmares for Alaskans who call the area home. One of the organizations dedicated to cleaning up potential spills, CIRCAC, has a new tool in its clean-up toolbox that it’s calling a “game changer.”

Buccaneer Energy now has more financial resources to conduct its oil and gas operations in Alaska. In a news release, the company announced new agreements with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital for $100 million in new capital funding.

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