Recent News Stories

The state Board of Game wrapped up its five day meeting in Kenai Tuesday, going through a long list of proposals to change many of the game management rules on the Kenai Peninsula. There wasn’t a lot of opposition to increasing predator control measures.

The energy company Hilcorp has announced another step toward finalizing its acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon.  The transaction had been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, but that investigation has closed.

The North Pacific Fisheries Association is honoring the late Captain Bob Moss with Christmas lights. It was his personal tradition to put a Christmas tree in the rigging on his boats.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on an ordinance designed to protect salmon habitat. The Borough has been in the business of regulating land use in these areas since 1996. But the latest attempt by the Assembly to keep riparian zones healthy for fish was met by a small, but vocal opposition.

Movers and shakers from the across the spectrum of Alaska industry converged on the Homer Spit Thursday for a two-day forum held at Land’s End Resort. The 2013 Industry Outlook Forum kicked off with at least one surprise.

Opponents of a plan to build a 160-foot microwave tower in a Homer neighborhood took their argument before the City of Homer’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday night. The board has yet to make a decision whether to grant a permit for the tower’s construction.

One week after the 2013 municipal election, the race for two open seats on the Homer City Council was still in question. Candidate Justin Arnold called for a recount of the votes after results showed only an 11-vote difference between Bryan Zak and Corbin Arno.

Seldovia and Port Graham schools are on the hunt for a new principal. Sherry Hingley is moving to the central Kenai Peninsula for next school year to work in Cooper Landing and Sterling.

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