Recent News Stories

The state fire marshal has identified the cause of the June 13th house fire at 478 Rainbow Court near downtown Homer. According to the Homer Police Department, the cause was determined to be discarded smoking materials. It was accidental.

Summer is the season for construction on the Kenai Peninsula. The Department of Transportation is doing several projects along the Sterling Highway.

 

Scientists are looking into the dangers ocean acidification may present to Alaska’s marine life and the people who depend on it. Recently, a professor from California shared her research into acidification at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer.

Three of the six candidates, two Republican and one Democrat, hoping to nudge Congressman Don Young from his long-held House seat met for a debate in Kenai Wednesday.

 

After three very long meetings, the Borough Assembly was finally able to put to rest the debate about a Peninsula-wide bed tax at its meeting this week.

 

This current fight between sport and commercial fishing interests on the Kenai Peninsula stems from a several-year decline in king salmon returns, with both sides holding the other responsible for the historically low numbers.

Salmonstock Festival is one big party with campers, music, games, food, and wild salmon advocates. The festival is a way for environmental activists to introduce and remind people of issues they believe are crucial to the preservation of Alaska’s resources.

The Seldovia Village Tribe was awarded a $40,000 dollar grant from the National Park Service for cultural preservation. The grant is part of a national tribal preservation program to fund American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native organizations.

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