Recent News Stories

Renowned boat builder Renn Tolman passed away July 5 at his cabin in Homer. He was 80 years old. He was the designer of the Tolman Skiff. In the words of one of his friends, the day he died, “we lost an icon.”

The City of Seldovia comprehensive plan went before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly with strong community support at its regular meeting July 1.

When the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets again later this month, it may again take up the issue of voting by mail. The Assembly couldn’t make a definitive vote on the matter at its last meeting July 1.

The Kachemak Bay Celtic Club's fourth annual Highland Games were last weekend at Karen Hornaday park in Homer. The Games drew visitors, athletes, and performers from around the state.


Researchers are beginning to study the effects of the Funny River Fire on the thousands of acres burned by the blaze. University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Dr. Mark Wipfli was in Soldotna to take a look at the fire’s impacts.

Governor Sean Parnell was in Soldotna Tuesday to sign several bills into law. Parnell touted signs of growth in the energy industry as evidence that recent legislation has worked for Alaskans.


Commercial net fishermen are faring well moving into the heart of fishing season on the peninsula. The summer is off to a strong start on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.


Food trucks are gaining popularity across the country. One of Homer’s mobile vendors came head to head with a local restaurant over parking and products. It brings to light some of the issues with city code relating to mobile vendors.