Recent News Stories

A proposal to put a bronze statue of Brother Asaiah Bates at WKFL Park in downtown Homer has drawn some controversy. After the Homer City Council sent the plan back to committee at its last meeting, it appears the community conversation will continue.

More and more buildings around Homer are hooking up to the natural gas distribution system now that the first section is complete. And some of those include city- and borough-owned facilities.

The Homer Public Library is hoping to focus more on its children’s library. Claudia Haines had her position go from part time to full time a few months ago. 

One of the Homer City Council’s prickliest issues over the last few years has finally been put to bed … at least for now. After about an hour of discussion, the “nays” had it and the city council once again voted down the reinstatement of the grocery tax.

A pair of Homer musicians you may have heard of shared a moment in the spotlight Friday night, on one of country music’s biggest stages. For a little while, it was the town of Homer that basked in the spotlight.

As the legislative season gets underway in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is keeping an eye on a few proposals; especially those that involve funding from the state. State school funding has been stagnant the last few years.

Since it was first signed into law in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been the biggest tool in the federal toolbox to regulate America’s fisheries. This year, Congress is getting closer to re-authorizing the act, with some changes.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is tracking height and weight information for its students. Officials say the information is used to get an idea of the overall health within the district.

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