Recent News Stories

One week after the 2013 municipal election, the race for two open seats on the Homer City Council was still in question. Candidate Justin Arnold called for a recount of the votes after results showed only an 11-vote difference between Bryan Zak and Corbin Arno.

Seldovia and Port Graham schools are on the hunt for a new principal. Sherry Hingley is moving to the central Kenai Peninsula for next school year to work in Cooper Landing and Sterling.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the state Department of Natural Resources and the state division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys will soon be the benefactors of 3-D seismic research performed in Cook Inlet.

Passengers aboard an Era Alaska flight got quite a scare Wednesday (yesterday) when their aircraft’s landing gear collapsed shortly after landing at the Homer Airport. No one wwas reported injured in the incident.

Kenai Peninsula news organizations were well-represented Saturday at the annual Alaska Press Club banquet in Anchorage, where statewide awards are given out for excellence in journalism.

Homer residents were able to get a home-cooked meal and donate to a good cause with this year’s Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. The annual event is a fundraiser for the charity’s Holiday Basket Program. 

The volunteer organization that helps keep the doors open at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena is looking for new funding. Monthly loan payments for the facility are set to double in about 18 months. The facility is one of only four in the nation that’s privately owned.

Homer’s new city ordinance banning the use of disposable plastic shopping bags might not have a chance to become law, after all. The plastic bag ban was vetoed by Mayor Jim Hornday Friday morning, setting up another vote Monday night.

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