Recent News Stories

Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough and municipal election is in the books and while some races have clear winners, others could be decided by absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. In the race for Borough Assembly Seat 9, Mako Haggerty appears to have a decisive lead over his challenger, Anchor Point businessman Jesse Clutts. 

The Nordwind, an antique 86-foot racing yacht that recently completed the Northwest Passage, is currently docked in the Homer harbor and will remain there for the rest of the winter. Peter Sheppard caught up with the crew of the Nordwind and tells its story.

This summer, visitors to the Pratt Museum were exposed to the history and lifestyle of Kachemak Bay area residents through an exhibit consisting of 17 paintings by Halibut Cove artist Marian Beck.  At a closing reception for the exhibit Beck talked about how it was created. 

 

Kenai Peninsula high school runners made a very strong showing at the State Cross Country Running Championships, held Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Coming off a strong showing at regionals, the Homer Mariner runners performed well above expectations.

 

Today is Election Day for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Voters peninsula-wide head to the polls to choose candidates for various municipal and borough races, including seats on the Borough Assembly, the school district board and various service area boards. 

Students, parents and administrators at Homer High School received the tragic message Monday that one of their own was gone. Seventeen-year-old Cody Devaney died Sunday in what Alaska State Troopers are calling an apparent suicide. 

The high school football regular season wrapped up over the weekend and a trio of Kenai Peninsula teams will once again be headed to the playoffs, which begin Friday. Soldotna has been the team to beat in the “medium schools” division all year long. 

After gaining popularity in the 1970’s, the rough and tumble sport of roller derby is making a comeback. Teams are popping up all over the country, including one here on the Peninsula. The Far North Derby team based in Kenai took to the track for their first organized bout.

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