Recent News Stories

The Homer High Swing Choir’s “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” performance is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The elite group will take the Mariner Theater stage at 7 p.m.

The first day of school for many students is only about a week away. And Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater is looking forward to a new year with a few goals in mind for the district.

Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a Archer Drilling and Rig Inspection Services, the company charged with making final repairs to the Endeavor jack-up rig before it was scheduled to begin drilling last fall.

A man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer Monday night after he apparently set fire to a commercial fishing vessel stored at a local boatyard. Officers responded to the scene and began negotiating with the man via cell phone. 

The students from Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer had been working for weeks on their annual holiday pageant before finally taking the stage last week before a packed audience.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s office declined a ballot initiative that sought to increase voter turnout by using a vote by mail and ranked choice voting system. Some of the language in the ballot proposal may be at odds with state statute.

The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.

The 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough election is in the bag and most key races and ballot initiatives have been decided. In the City of Homer, voters appear to have repealed the city’s ban on plastic shopping bags, although more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots remain.

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