Recent News Stories

The 2014 economic forecast for the Kenai Peninsula is in, and continued growth in the job market is what’s predicted. Speaking at a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, state labor department economist Alyssa Shanks shared her predictions.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials are getting to work crafting next year’s spending plan. The school board is met Tuesday morning to start the process. The preliminary budget totals about $160 million.

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.

 

Work is continuing on Homer’s Tidal Energy Incubator Project. Those involved, which includes scientists from around the state and University of Alaska engineering students, are trying to find out if they can turn tides into electricity sold on the market.

A set of five proposals before the Alaska Board of Fisheries has stirred up some controversy between Cook Inlet commercial fisherman and Mat-Su Valley sport fishermen. Officials with the City of Homer decided this week to official take sides.

Homer Police have arrested the man they say robbed the Grog Shop at gunpoint December 26th. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael McClendon is charged with First Degree Robbery, among other charges.

 

A scary Homer tradition is back again in time for Halloween. The “Haunted Hickory” will be on display Tuesday, October 30th. A less-scary version of the show opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with a super-scary version beginning at 7 p.m. 

 

Biologists and researchers took the podium for the second day of the Chinook Salmon Symposium held in Anchorage, which focused on what scientists know and what they have yet to learn about king salmon in the ocean.

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