Recent News Stories

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is moving forward with a proposed lease sale in Cook Inlet. BOEM announced last week it plans to undertake the next step in the process, which is to prepare an environmental impact statement in support of the sale.

On the 20th of October the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education met for the first time since this year’s municipal elections. Shortly after, KPBS Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater spoke with KBBI about the board’s current business and issues facing the district.

Nikiski residents are frustrated by a rash of property crimes and the response from law enforcement. One state agency claims there's a larger trend of disenchantment among property crime victims across the state.

The 2014 Rotary Health Fair is coming to Homer. The fair is a chance for residents to get discounted and free medical progress reports.


The Salmon Project is having a book giveaway this weekend in Homer. Project coordinators hope the book will encourage readers to critically think about salmon and its place in the Alaskan ecosystem.

Two complimentary advisory propositions on domestic animal rescue appeared on the borough ballot for Election Day. Prop A1 passed by a slight margin. A much larger number of voters refused Prop A2. But what are the implications of those results?

The federally-managed waters of Cook Inlet could open up for oil and gas exploration in the next few years. Industry interest has spurred the review of sites along the Inlet by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Last month, the US Navy held public scoping meetings across coastal Alaska to get feedback on its planned training in the Gulf of Alaska. The public comment period is open through today, October 20th.