Recent News Stories

Homer’s Old Town neighborhood will use money from the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails Program fund, or HART fund, with the intent of making the area more pedestrian and biker-friendly.

Community members are meeting at the Bunnell Street Arts Center to paint plates. This is the 22nd year people will have a chance to paint plates, which are used as thank you gifts for donating to the Center. 

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

Two lakes near Nikiski are home to a very unwelcome variety of water weed. Elodea wasn’t known to be on the Peninsula even a few years ago, but now it’s posing a serious threat.

The State of Alaska is planning some big improvements for Lake Street in Homer, and the plans may include installation of the Kenai Peninsula’s first roundabout. The state DOT and the City of Homer are currently drafting plans to improve Lake Street, between Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

Eight students have received diplomas from Ninilchik School. Family, friends and community members showed up Monday night in the school’s gym to cheer for the graduating seniors. By far the largest award of the night was the Erling Kwaznikof College Education Scholarship.

With only a few days left before Homer officials are expected to take action on the special assessment district, several residents are coming out against building the natural gas trunk line into town.

The number of students getting into trouble at the schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is mostly down. Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater shared the current figures with the borough assembly during its regular meeting last week.

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