Recent News Stories

Up for discussion again at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's July 1st meeting was the controversial proposal to introduce a bed tax on the peninsula. Supporters say it will bring in money. Those against the bed tax say it may hurt tourism.

 

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River in June. Initial predictions were low for the area and the run was early. Now, it’s showing to be well above average.

 

It’s bear season on the Kenai Peninsula. That means residents need to take extra precautions to secure trash and livestock that may be attractive to bears. Fish and Game has some tips on being bearwise.

 

A Homer author who had a big hit last year is now ready for a new edition of his book to be released. Tom Kizzia’s Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier will soon be available in paperback.

June 14th marked the 2014 season opening of the Wynn Nature Center in Homer. Staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated with a potluck and nature walk.

The annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was earlier this month in Homer. Dozens of fiction and non-fiction authors and poets met with aspiring writers for a series of panels, workshops, and readings.

The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival began Thursday, June 18th, in the middle of Kachemak Bay. Dozens of musicians gathered in the ferry Tustumena's side lounge for the annual on-board jam session to kick off the weekend celebrating sun and music.

Alaska has diverse ecosystems that can be thrown off-balance by non-native animals and plants. This spring, the Department of Natural Resources and Fish and Game held joint training sessions on managing invasive species on the Kenai Peninsula.

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