Recent News Stories

The U. S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest, federal disaster loans available to small businesses economically impacted by this year’s king salmon disaster. 

Federal investigators arrived on the Kenai Peninsula Monday to examine the scene of a Sunday plane crash in Soldotna. They plan to pore over evidence at the crash site for the next week before moving their operation back to Washington, DC. 

Officials and technicians with Enstar Natural Gas Company were in Homer last week to talk to a group of do-it-yourselfers with plans to convert the appliances in their homes and businesses to natural gas. The main takeaway from the discussion was "safety first." 

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. 

Fishermen who were around Kachemak Bay before the 1980s probably remember a time when king crab was the dominant fishery in the area. A new exhibit at the Pratt Museum in Homer takes a closer look at the time “When Crab Was King.”

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.

After five months, the City of Homer is still in the midst of a lawsuit filed by a local condo owner. Kachemak Bay Title co-owner Ken Castner submitted the paperwork after city officials approved the controversial Homer Special Assessment District.

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