Recent News Stories

Two dozen kids were given a chance to test their team-working skills, imagination and patience over the weekend as they designed and built their own exploration rovers at the Homer Public Library.

Fans of wooden boats will be converging on Homer this weekend for the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival, a place where novice boat-builders and kids interested in toy boats can all get together with the experts.

The City of Homer has a fresh new logo, featuring a ship’s wheel, Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit. The new logo looks similar to the already existing city seal. It features a black ship’s wheel with the words “City of Homer, Alaska” inside it in white lettering.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has approved a new math curriculum, set to go into effect next school year. Rashah McChesney of the Peninsula Clarion reports the new curriculum will meet the standards adopted by the state in June.

 

A Kenai Superior Court judge sided with Ken Castner in a lawsuit against the City of Homer. He filed papers last March after taking issue with the way city officials were assessing condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District.

The Homer City Council appeared to be headed toward a final vote on a plan to fundamentally change the city’s water and sewer rate structure. But Homerites who have been watching the controversial issue will have to wait another month for a resolution. 

Every summer, thousands of visitors travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve, most of them there to see the park’s brown bears. Now, thanks to the non-profit nature website Explore.org, millions of people all over the world can watch the famous bears, too.

Fans of raw milk might want to be on the lookout for signs of bacterial infection. Four cases of Campylobacter infection have popped up on the Kenai Peninsula and state epidemiologists are tracing to the use of raw milk.

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