Recent News Stories

The 2014 economic forecast for the Kenai Peninsula is in, and continued growth in the job market is what’s predicted. Speaking at a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, state labor department economist Alyssa Shanks shared her predictions.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials are getting to work crafting next year’s spending plan. The school board is met Tuesday morning to start the process. The preliminary budget totals about $160 million.

Homer Police have arrested the man they say robbed the Grog Shop at gunpoint December 26th. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael McClendon is charged with First Degree Robbery, among other charges.

 

A scary Homer tradition is back again in time for Halloween. The “Haunted Hickory” will be on display Tuesday, October 30th. A less-scary version of the show opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with a super-scary version beginning at 7 p.m. 

 

Biologists and researchers took the podium for the second day of the Chinook Salmon Symposium held in Anchorage, which focused on what scientists know and what they have yet to learn about king salmon in the ocean.

The Homer City Council has a new member. At their meeting Monday night, council members chose James Dolma to fill the seat left by Beth Wythe when she was elected mayor in August. Council members picked Dolma in a secret ballot by a vote of 5 to 0.

Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer. The company plans to bring a drilling rig into the area to begin drilling next spring but some members of the community have questions about the details.

Gaye Wolfe, one of Homer’s most prominent artists and a tireless advocate for the arts in Homer, passed away in Anchorage on October 14th.  On Sunday, she was honored at a multi-phase celebration of her life.

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