Recent News Stories

South Peninsula Hospital is the first public building in Homer to have natural gas service. Governor Sean Parnell, hospital staff and other state officials were on hand July 25 for a valve-turning event to celebrate.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is fine-tuning its budget for the next school year. In the 2013-2014 school year, the district expects to spend roughly $148 million, but it’s only expecting revenue totaling about $143 million. 

The City of Homer isn’t immune to troubles with covering rising health care costs. The costs associated with providing insurance for city employees have increased over the last few years. City officials have had to change the benefits package to save money.

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.

After this year’s poor fishing season, the call has been made by fishermen and political leaders for more economic data concerning the role of commercial and sportfishing in the local economy.  The first small steps toward getting that information were taken this week.

The Christmas season means candy canes, plenty of hot cocoa and trimming the tree. But it also means it’s the busiest time of the year for one man in particular. 

Local kids who just completed another school year probably have other things on their minds than hitting the books. That’s why the Homer Public Library is adding a little pizzazz to its annual summer reading program.

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

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