Recent News Stories

Seldovia and Port Graham schools are on the hunt for a new principal. Sherry Hingley is moving to the central Kenai Peninsula for next school year to work in Cooper Landing and Sterling.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce helped inaugurate the start of the holiday season by lighting a Christmas tree outside their headquarters this past Friday. The chamber hopes for this to become an annual holiday season event for Homer.

Concert on the Lawn is gearing up to celebrate its 34th year this weekend. For one weekend every summer, the concert hosts local music and gives the Homer and greater Kenai Peninsula community a chance to all come together.

A group of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School got a lesson this week in the complex subject of DNA. The lesson comes from a grant from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

 

The Homer High School newspaper The Mariner Compass is back. A group of students has been writing articles, taking photos and creating the layout for the recently-resurrected news site. And students are now working on a physical copy to distribute inside the school.

Nine candidates have signed up to be on the ballot for the upcoming Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election. The ballots will be mailed to Homer Electric members on April 1st. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by April 30th. 

 

The people in charge of the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds want to find more year-round uses for the facilities. Director Lara McGinnis says the fair "isn’t just about the fair." She said her family and others have chosen a spot and started hanging holiday lights.

A group of citizens on the Kenai Peninsula is trying to change the way voters cast their ballot in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections. Their "Better Elections initiative" would change elections in two big ways. 

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