Recent News Stories

Libraries in Kenai and Homer are trying to keep pace with advancing technologies and changing rules dealing with digital content. More and more services are tied to those technologies.

Plans for a 29-mile pipeline underneath Cook Inlet were announced Wednesday. Cook Inlet Energy, one of many new players in the area, is the company applying for a right-of-way lease from the Department of Natural Resources.

Representatives from several state agencies and natural resources industries met in Kenai for the annual Industry Outlook Forum, sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and The Alliance.

The Kodiak girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Homer.

Dotting the coast line of Cook Inlet from Ninilchik to Nikiski are some of the Kenai Peninsula’s oldest businesses. Many of these commercial fish camps are still owned and operated by the families that started them two or three generations ago.

The U.S. Air Force band Top Cover was in Homer this week and one of the group’s shows was at Homer Middle School. The band consists of two vocalists, a guitar player, drummer, bass player and keyboardist. The majority of the tunes the band plays are covers of pop songs.

Summer Solstice falls on a Saturday this year and all over Alaska, people will be celebrating the longest day of the year with music, food, dancing and more. A new solstice celebration is planned for Homer.

More than 60,000 Alaskans, mostly students, took part in the first ever Great Alaska Shake Out Drill Wednesday morning.  Created by the US Geological Survey in California in 2008, the Shake Out happens in thirteen states around the country.

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