Recent News Stories

Five plays featured in Drama Slams of years past will vie for the “Best of Drama Slam” title this weekend at the Homer Council on the Arts. Pier One Theatre, in conjunction with the Homer Council on the Arts will present five productions both Friday and Saturday nights.

Homer High School’s boys and girls cross country teams headed to the state competition in Anchorage Saturday. The race was held at the Bartlett High School cross country race course.

Schools in Razdolna and Nikolaevsk could have a new Russian teacher for next year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been accepting applications to fill the newly-created position.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is nearing the finish line on one of its marine debris art pieces, which is destined for the Anchorage Dena'ina Center in February. The 12-foot tall jellyfish is made  from garbage that has washed ashore on local beaches.

Five months after the company suddenly pulled its operations out of the southern Kenai Peninsula, Grant Aviation is facing a lawsuit from the City of Homer. Grant owes the city about $20,000 in unpaid bills.

A routine traffic stop in downtown Homer Saturday afternoon turned into an emergency situation when an Alaska State Trooper found a methamphetamine laboratory inside a vehicle. Twenty-six-year-old Homer resident Timothy Igou was arrested at the scene.

A proposal to ban commercial set net fishing in urban areas of Alaska is getting a lot of attention. While the ban would apply statewide to commercial setnetting in all urban areas, in practice, it would really only affect setnetters on the Kenai Peninsula. 

The most comprehensive exhibit featuring the artifacts and culture of the Dena’ina the Anchorage Museum has ever produced is on display for about six more weeks. The exhibit’s coordinator, Aaron Leggett, spoke at Kenai Peninsula College about the exhibit.

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