Recent News Stories

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board is fine-tuning the concussion policy for all student athletes. Members have been discussing the slight changes since August and action from the board is expected next month.

A large oil spill in Cook Inlet is the stuff of nightmares for Alaskans who call the area home. One of the organizations dedicated to cleaning up potential spills, CIRCAC, has a new tool in its clean-up toolbox that it’s calling a “game changer.”

The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.

A proposal that would ban smoking in most public places in Alaska is making headway in the state Senate. Senate Bill 209 would ban smoking in office buildings, sports arenas, taxicabs, bars and restaurants, among other public places.

Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.

 

Enstar Natural Gas Company is continuing prep work for the expected construction on the trunk line into Homer. The company has already awarded a contract for construction on the trunk line to Sterling-based Chumley Incorporated and has also leased office space in Homer.

Moviegoers across the country got an up-close look at the wild Grizzly bears of Katmai National Park over the weekend. After a two-year shoot at Hallo Bay Bear Camp, Disney’s wilderness feature “Bears” opened last Friday.

Property owners looking to rebuild and repair after several days of flooding and high water last week will have a bit of relief from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Borough announced Tuesday that permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties will be waived.

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