Recent News Stories

Kids across the nation will be out selling lemonade this weekend. Saturday is Lemonade Day and the western Kenai Peninsula is getting in on the action.This year, there will be lemonade stands popping up in various locations in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna. 

The sinking of two commercial fishing vessels in Jakalof Bay near Homer has local oyster growers concerned about possible environmental effects. A Coast Guard spokesperson says the F/V Leading Lady is reported to have about 50 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown quantity of hydraulic oil on board.

For the last few weeks the Homer United Methodist Church has taken the lead on an effort distributing food to teens in need. Volunteers have been working with other organizations and community members to have free food on hand to pass out each Friday.

The state Board of Game continues its meeting in Kenai this week. Beginning last Friday, the Board heard research updates from area biologists and two days of public testimony. Dwindling moose numbers on the Central Peninsula and what to do about it was a central topic.

The Kenai Peninsula had only two contested legislative races in Tuesday’s general election – the race for Senate District N on the northern peninsula and the race for House District 30 on the southern peninsula.

During a luncheon at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage last Thursday, Governor Sean Parnell unveiled his proposed 2015 state budget. The budget contains funding for a handful of construction projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

Congress has just a few weeks to act on the request for federal disaster aid to local fishermen affected by this year’s historically low run of king salmon.  The Alaska congressional delegation Tuesday received some updated information.

It’s Alaska’s season of giving now that Pick.Click.Give. has started. There are 50 organizations on the Kenai Peninsula seeking donations through individual PFDs. In 2012, a little more than 23,000 people provided non-profit organizations with $2.2 million.

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