Recent News Stories

The Homer High School newspaper The Mariner Compass is back. A group of students has been writing articles, taking photos and creating the layout for the recently-resurrected news site. And students are now working on a physical copy to distribute inside the school.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been on a principal-hiring spree the last few months. Officials are still looking to fill two administrative positions on the southern peninsula.

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.

Buccaneer Energy has a new major partner to work with as it drills for oil and gas in and around Cook Inlet. In a news release Thursday, Buccaneer officials announced a deal with California-based EOS Petro, Incorporated. 

Registration is open for this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Anglers can have lines in the water starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to catch the heaviest king salmon within specific boundaries of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.

The energy company Hilcorp has announced another step toward finalizing its acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon.  The transaction had been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, but that investigation has closed.

The North Pacific Fisheries Association is honoring the late Captain Bob Moss with Christmas lights. It was his personal tradition to put a Christmas tree in the rigging on his boats.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on an ordinance designed to protect salmon habitat. The Borough has been in the business of regulating land use in these areas since 1996. But the latest attempt by the Assembly to keep riparian zones healthy for fish was met by a small, but vocal opposition.

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