Recent News Stories

After more than a year of debate, public hearings and task force meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will finally make a decision about anadromous streams protection. At its June 18th meeting, the Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on the issue.

Senator Lisa Murkowski has declared war on the Republican Party’s “war on women.” In pointed comments Wednesday, Murkowski took on the subjects of contraception, abortion and Rush Limbaugh.

The House Education Committee is considering delaying an implementation of new education standards for English and math. The new curriculum requirements were passed this year and some lawmakers say the changes could be too costly.

Flooding along the Kenai River is beginning to subside, despite some road closures in the area. The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that water levels crested at Cooper Landing one-half-foot above moderate flood stage, with some low lying areas around Kenai Lake still flooded.

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour has moved from the Cosmopolitan Unit in Cook Inlet to the Southern Cross Unit, but has yet to spud a well. Onshore, the company is planning to move the Glacier drilling rig from Kenai to the West Eagle Unit east of Homer.

As the Alaska State Legislature inches closer toward passage of controversial oil tax reform legislation, citizens across the state are letting their voices be heard on the matter. Kenai Peninsula residents got a chance to do just that during a committee meeting Monday.

The Ageya Wilderness Center in Homer recently installed a wind turbine on its property - one of the largest of its kind on the Kenai Peninsula. Now up and running, the turbine is providing the center with a steady supply of energy.

The Homer City Council rang in the New Year with one of its longest meetings in recent memory. At the top of the list were two proposals aimed at bringing back the city’s wintertime sales tax on non-prepared foods. 

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