Recent News Stories

One Homer based organization that is part of a national network has been assessing health needs in the community, and seeking ways to meet those needs.  It’s a mouthful - "Mobilizing For Action Through Planning and Partnership" - or MAPP, for short. 

Homer’s annual Rotary Health Fair is still a month away but staff at South Peninsula Hospital is already getting things going. The fair’s most popular feature by far is the deeply discounted blood tests offered at the hospital.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

Hilcorp Energy Company is making preparations to conduct 3-D seismic testing near Ninilchik.  The company has submitted an application for geophysical exploration and a plan of operations for the testing.

One of the Homer City Council’s prickliest issues over the last few years has finally been put to bed … at least for now. After about an hour of discussion, the “nays” had it and the city council once again voted down the reinstatement of the grocery tax.

A new report on the state of Alaska's energy resources was released Friday by the Department of Natural Resources. What does it mean for the Kenai Peninsula?

Local halibut fishermen concerned about NOAA’s proposed halibut catch-sharing rule will have an extra two weeks to file public comments on the subject. Originally, NOAA had set a public comment period of 45 days.

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. 

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