Recent News Stories

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

This month’s Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center was focused on the effects of climate change on Kachemak Bay. The event brought together researchers working in the Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet region. 

A Tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka).

Soldotna High School’s name will not change for next year’s new schools configuration. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board made the decision during its meeting Monday night.

After more than a year of debate, public hearings and task force meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will finally make a decision about anadromous streams protection. At its June 18th meeting, the Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on the issue.

Leading up to this week’s deadline to submit objections to the city’s special assessment district, Homer officials have hosted neighborhood meetings, public hearings and created a page on the city website to explain how the plan would work. Still, some residents have lingering questions.

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