Recent News Stories

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers were standing room only Monday night when Senator Peter Micciche held a public meeting about House Bill 77, the controversial piece of legislation that aims to streamline DNR permitting.

A plan to overhaul the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure is now on the fast track. At its meeting last Monday night, the Homer City Council heard testimony about the plan and cleared the way for its passage later this month. 

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

Advocates for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Senate Finance Committee reinserted $175,000 in state funding back into the budget. But the budget battle is not quite over just yet.

Kachemak Crane Watch recently issued a report on Sandhill Crane activity in the Homer area during the 2012 season. Crane Watch says despite the late spring and near record winter snowfall, Homer’s Sandhill Cranes arrived slightly earlier than last year.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival is breaking new ground, including its first-ever international premier.

Senate Bill 21 – the state legislature’s controversial measure to overhaul oil taxation – was passed out of the House Resources Committee Thursday, on its way to House Finance. On the same day, hundreds of Alaskans staged protests around the state.

Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking more than $95,000 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle.

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