Recent News Stories

Swimmers from Kodiak High School blew away the competition at last weekend’s Region Three Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Homer Friday and Saturday. Both the Kodiak boys’ and girls’ teams took first place by large margins. 

Businesses that operate with a “non-conforming use” permit in Homer and close up shop will now have more time to open their doors again without losing that status. The Homer City Council has approved a measure that will allow you 24 months.

The play “Up” opened at Pier One Theatre in Homer Friday night. It tells the real-life story of a man who dreamed one day of flying and saw it through to its conclusion, for better or for worse. 

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts.

A recent conference in Homer was focused on dealing with potential disasters. Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis are just a few disasters residents of the Kenai Peninsula could expect. And scientists and emergency managers are urging people to be ready.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

Homer’s annual Rotary Health Fair is still a month away but staff at South Peninsula Hospital is already getting things going. The fair’s most popular feature by far is the deeply discounted blood tests offered at the hospital.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

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