Recent News Stories

A spokesperson for Apache Corporation says the company has called a "pause" in three-dimensional seismic work conducted near Ninilchik. Government relations manager Lisa Parker tells the Homer News that the stoppage is due to a lack of necessary permits.

There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Voters will have a chance to decide who will help make decisions for the city during the October 1st election: incumbent Bryan Zak or newcomers Justin Arnold, Gus Van Dyke and Corbin Arno.

The 2013 Lifelong Learner award will be given to Ken Castner, who has helped foster community based education in Homer. A "Celebration of Lifelong Learning" will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the library. Ethan Kizzia will be presented with the Youth Learner Award. 

A Christmas tradition is kicking off Thanksgiving Day in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As of Thursday, the refuge will open for Christmas tree-cutting. The trees are free for personal use and the limit is one per household.

One of Homer’s oldest institutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The Homer News is marking the occasion by taking a little time to reflect on its past.

The KBBI and KDLL news team brings you the latest in our series “Peninsula Profiles,” an in-depth look at a person, place or institution on the Kenai Peninsula that we feel is worth a closer look. In this installment, Aaron Selbig takes a closer look inside one of Alaska’s best-known buildings and shares some of its secrets.

Since his election to the Alaska State Legislature last year, Senator Peter Micciche  has found himself neck-deep in oil and gas issues, something he knows about as a long-time employee of Conoco Phillips. Micciche recently spoke about Governor Sean Parnell’s proposal to overhaul oil taxes.

The fire that started near Funny River Monday is still going strong. The fire has consumed more than 44,000 acres. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 firefighters had been sent in to control the blaze.

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