Recent News Stories

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. 

A snowmachiner missing for two days in the Caribou Hills outside Homer was found by rescuers Sunday afternoon. Forty-one-year-old Steven Craig was located by a volunteer pilot and later transported to South Peninsula Hospital.

Enstar Natural Gas Company is starting the purging process for sections of the Homer distribution system. Residents will see notifications on their doors to confirm the purging is complete and gas is available at the meter. 

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavor left the Homer harbor at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, heading for the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point. The rig had been moored at the harbor since arriving in Alaska from Singapore last August.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a project that will construct slow vehicle turnouts on the Sterling Highway. The project would add 22 of the turnouts between Soldotna and Baycrest Hill.

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