The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.
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Police are offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews, the man whose body was found off Homer’s Poopdeck Trail July 28.
This month’s Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center was focused on the effects of climate change on Kachemak Bay. The event brought together researchers working in the Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet region.
A Tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka).
It’s been ten months since Grant Aviation pulled its services out of Homer, leaving behind disgruntled former customers and a $20,000 debt with the City of Homer. But the company has now settled with the city, agreeing to pay $25,000 to avoid litigation.
As modern development speeds toward some of the last truly subsistence-based economies and tribes in the world, researchers are working to better understand this way of life. Two anthropologists from Kenai Peninsula College have been working on a project just like that for the past two years.
For 21 years, Share the Spirit has been providing Christmas gift baskets filled with food, clothing and gifts to families in need on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Orgainzer Shari Daugherty says that this year, she expects to put together about 240 baskets.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District could be in the red for next school year. The current projected deficit is a little more than $2 million.