Recent News Stories

It’s Alaska’s season of giving now that Pick.Click.Give. has started. There are 50 organizations on the Kenai Peninsula seeking donations through individual PFDs. In 2012, a little more than 23,000 people provided non-profit organizations with $2.2 million.

Despite several orders from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game modifying some salmon fisheries already, anglers have had ample opportunity to reel in a catch on the Russian River. Drift boats were going in and out of the water all day on the Russian.

The Kenai City Council heard public testimony Wednesday night regarding how the city will approach the personal use dipnet fishery this summer. Costs to keep the beaches clean have been going up in concert with growing crowds.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday earthquake, which devastated many communities in Alaska, including those on the Kenai Peninsula. The anniversary has emergency planners asking the question, “Are we ready for the next ‘big one?’”

Kenai Peninsula news organizations were well-represented Saturday at the annual Alaska Press Club banquet in Anchorage, where statewide awards are given out for excellence in journalism.

The Homer City Council is considering changing the definition of “discontinued” in the city’s property zoning code. The wording would affect properties like the Bay View Inn that were granted a conditional-use permit after the city annexed the area in the 1980s.

The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, the Homer High School Concert Choir and members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be performing the Brahms Requiem this weekend. There are concerts in Kenai and Homer. 

Homer High School students were showcasing their creative passions this weekend during the first “Colors of Homer." More than a dozen students signed up to either perform covers or original songs, play videos they had created, show pieces of art or share baked goods. 

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