Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council is taking on the issue of electronic cigarettes. It’s an issue that municipal and state governments across the country are wrestling with. Even the feds aren’t quite sure how to regulate it.

The business of refining oil in Alaska got a little cheaper on July 29. Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 287 into law, which provides millions of dollars in tax credits for in-state refineries, including the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

A barge mooring facility and a sheet pile loading dock were priorities for the Homer Port and Harbor Advisory Commission at its meeting July 23rd.


A community-wide celebration of summer was held recently when Homer Council on the Arts sponsored its annual Street Faire. Crowds strolled along Hazel Avenue to enjoy the festivities.


A Peninsula-wide bed tax dominated discussion at the most recent Borough Assembly meeting. But, the Assembly also voted to make some changes that will appear on ballot proposals later this year.


The first riders to finish the 2014 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge arrived Sunday in Homer. It’s for die-hard Harley and American bike fans and last came to Homer in 2010.


Commercial salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet is in full swing. The returns aren’t keeping up with some of last year’s banner runs. But it still seems to be a strong season.


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly debated the bed tax issue for the third consecutive meeting. The conversation was less about the pros and cons of putting the question before voters and more about the merits of a new tax stream.