Recent News Stories

Homer Council on the Arts has asked the city to include the update and renovation of its building as part of the capital improvement plan. At the most recent council meeting, public comment on the CIP was dominated by support for the inclusion of HCOA's renovations.

An extra-tropical system is expected to bring rain and some wind to the coastal regions of western and southcentral Alaska later this week.


Since the late '90s Cook Inlet Keeper has collected data from water flowing into the Cook Inlet with help from an army of volunteers. The group now has a collection of data they believe will for the first time offer a definitive picture of water quality for the Kachemak Bay and Anchor River Watersheds.

September 8th is National FASD Awareness day. FASD, or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, is a type of developmental disability caused by being prenatally exposed to alcohol. Alaska and some of its schools are at the forefront of understanding and preventing it.

A storm is making its way from Asia to Alaska. It’s expected to reach the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound later this week.


Statewide ratings are out for school performance in the 2013 to 2014 school year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District did better than last year and remains above the state average.


The filing period is open for seats on the Seldovia city council and for mayor. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Monday, September 8th. The Seldovia general election will be held October 7th.


Money allocated from the State Legislature will go toward refurbishing two outdated emergency response vehicles at the Homer Fire Department.