Recent News Stories

Anchor Point’s library board has been in the process of securing a new building to house the library’s 22,000-volume collection of books and media. There have been local fundraising efforts and talks to capture state dollars.

The adventures of Seldovia’s Higman-McKittirick family continued into the Central Peninsula over the weekend. They are one month into a journey that is taking them 800 miles around the shores of Cook Inlet.

The City of Homer Planning Commission is considering changes to its rules that would solidify a policy about how many meetings a commissioner could miss before losing their seat. Changes also could require fewer members to approve measures.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Anchor Point’s Chapman School are showing their creativity by producing movies. The school hosted a film festival this week. Students were showing three live-action films and three animated shorts for the evening’s festivities. 

Alaska environmental regulators are responding to two fishing boats that sank south of Homer, possibly weighed down after heavy snow. The Department of Environmental Conservation says a 100-foot-by-100-foot sheen was spotted around the site where the boats sank in Jakolof Bay.

The deadline has come and gone for candidates to file for this year’s Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election.With only three incumbents filed to run, there won’t be much competition this time around.

Election season is only a few weeks away. There are several candidates running for Borough Assembly and various city councils. But there is only one contested seat for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board. 

Following a couple of accidents and concerns about overall safety, state planners are proposing a new airport be constructed to serve the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. The proposal calls for a new airstrip to be built between the villages.

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