Recent News Stories

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.

As business, industry and population continue to grow on the Kenai Peninsula, residents and elected officials continue to grapple with the question of how to facilitate that growth in terms of the size of government and the specific roles it plays. 

The U. S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest, federal disaster loans available to small businesses economically impacted by this year’s king salmon disaster. 

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.

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.

Officials and technicians with Enstar Natural Gas Company were in Homer last week to talk to a group of do-it-yourselfers with plans to convert the appliances in their homes and businesses to natural gas. The main takeaway from the discussion was "safety first." 

The Funny River Fire continued to burn the central Kenai Peninsula this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s estimated to have burned more than 182,000 acres with 30 percent containment. Funny River Road from Mile 7 to the end was evacuated on Sunday afternoon.

Busloads of elementary students from across the Peninsula were in Anchor Point Wednesday, as the Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in the Classroom program got started for another year.

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