Thanks to a bill sponsored by Homer Representative Paul Seaton, Alaska has new holiday. Beginning this year, Jay Hammond Day will be celebrated on July 21st.
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The concept of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail is one step closer to reality. At its meeting Monday, the Homer City Council approved the creation of a trailhead on the Homer Spit that would serve as a start and finish line for the 125-mile trail.
Light rain and little wind has helped keep the Funny River fire from growing much for the past two days. It’s 46 percent contained and as of Wednesday night afternoon, it’s estimated to have burned more than 192,000 acres on the central Kenai Peninsula.
The Russian Orthodox church in Ninilchik was dedicated in 1901 and built by Aleksei Oskolkoff. At the time the church was built, there were almost 100 people living in the village, a mix of Russian families and Dena’ina people.
The KBBI and KDLL news team brings you the latest in our series “Peninsula Profiles." In this installment, Ariel Van Cleave met up with Ray DeMeo at his workshop just outside of Anchor Point. DeMeo has been professionally building stringed instruments for nearly 20 years.
Governor Sean Parnell released his budget for the next fiscal year last Friday, and it’s nearly $1.1 billion less than the current year’s general fund spending. Two big-ticket Homer projects would be funded with state and federal dollars.
The Homer Public Arts Committee has recommended not accepting a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates. The plan was to place it in WKFL Park in downtown Homer, but the proposal has been a source of controversy since it was brought up in January.
The first day of school for many students is only about a week away. And Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater is looking forward to a new year with a few goals in mind for the district.