Recent News Stories

An effort to build a multi-use trail between the Homer Spit and the popular East End Road trail in Homer has hit a snag. A larger-than-expected price tag for the project has prompted Homer Mayor Beth Wythe to suggest scrapping the idea altogether. 

A fugitive wanted on charges of kidnapping and robbery was apprehended Friday night in front of a grocery store in Anchor Point, but not before allegedly attempting to assault the arresting officers. 

School registration is starting up next week. Parents and guardians with new or returning students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have some time to prepare their kids and themselves for the next year.

After months of debate, the Homer City Council voted to approve a controversial overhaul to the city’s water and sewer rate structure. The sometimes heated conversation about the plan pitted Homer city government against the local business community.

Have you ever tried to get a bill passed in the state legislature? Members of the Homer Chamber of Commerce got a crash course this week in the sometimes dirty political process, thanks to a visit from a former state legislator who knows it well.

Swimmers from Kodiak High School blew away the competition at last weekend’s Region Three Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Homer Friday and Saturday. Both the Kodiak boys’ and girls’ teams took first place by large margins. 

Businesses that operate with a “non-conforming use” permit in Homer and close up shop will now have more time to open their doors again without losing that status. The Homer City Council has approved a measure that will allow you 24 months.

The play “Up” opened at Pier One Theatre in Homer Friday night. It tells the real-life story of a man who dreamed one day of flying and saw it through to its conclusion, for better or for worse. 

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