Recent News Stories

The Kenai Peninsula lost one of its most influential figures Wednesday.  Clayton Brockel, the founding director of Kenai Peninsula College, died. He was 86. Brockel was chosen as the first director of KPC in 1963.

The concept of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail is one step closer to reality. At its meeting Monday, the Homer City Council approved the creation of a trailhead on the Homer Spit that would serve as a start and finish line for the 125-mile trail. 

The City of Homer’s annual report for 2011 has been released and offers a comprehensive snapshot of how the city is doing, compared to previous years. In the 30-page report, Homer City Manager Walt Wrede says 2011 was a – quote – “rewarding but challenging” year.

Homer’s Old Town neighborhood will use money from the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails Program fund, or HART fund, with the intent of making the area more pedestrian and biker-friendly.

After eleven years on the job, Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Benny Abraham will be retiring at the end of this school year. Abraham has spent nearly five decades working in various education positions. 

The quarterly meeting of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve community council was held last week. It discussed a number of recent and seasonal projects on the reserve, including the System-Wide Monitoring Program.

After 15 years of working as a management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Charlie Trowbridge has retired.  Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated with him on Saturday night.

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

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