Recent News Stories

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

Soldotna High School’s name will not change for next year’s new schools configuration. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board made the decision during its meeting Monday night.

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.

Construction crews are making progress on the natural gas trunk line and distribution systems for Homer and Kachemak City. According to Enstar Natural Gas Company, work is still underway along the Old Sterling Highway and Fairview Avenue. 

 

 

Buccaneer Energy now has more financial resources to conduct its oil and gas operations in Alaska. In a news release, the company announced new agreements with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital for $100 million in new capital funding.

Voters have approved funds for new roofs for a handful of schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a new turf field for Homer High School. Roughly 57 percent of voters said yes to a proposition on Tuesday’s ballot.

The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

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