Recent News Stories

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.

Summer is the season for construction in Alaska. There are a number of Department of Transportation roadway improvement projects across the Kenai Peninsula from north of Cooper Landing to the end of the Homer Spit.

The political campaigning season is in full swing. Signs continue to go up in yards and along highways and candidates are hitting the ground. U.S. Senator Mark Begich spent last week campaigning on the Kenai Peninsula for reelection to a second term.

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim of the June 13th house fire at 478 Rainbow Court near downtown Homer.The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation.


Dog shaming at Strut Your Mutt - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Dozens of dogs and owners attended the 15th annual Strut Your Mutt event June 28th in Homer. The event benefits Homer Animal Friends' spay and neuter program, which has helped hundreds of dogs and cats over the past few years.