Recent News Stories

The annual Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference is set to take place this June in Homer and registration is currently open. This year’s speaker is poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a world-renowned poet who is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes of poetry.

Wet weather has taken its toll on the Kenai Peninsula in recent weeks. Residents on the central peninsula have been hardest hit but on the southern peninsula, heavy rain and saturated soil has kept public works crews busy, as well.

A new addition to the Homer Electric Association’s power generation portfolio is set to go online by the end of the year. The Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project is a steam turbine, fueled by the excess heat generated by an existing natural gas turbine.

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.

The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has six new principals at schools across the peninsula. Two of those brand new administrators to the district are in Homer. And both are settling in pretty well with one week of school under their belts.

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monte Davis announced his resignation Friday, citing family-related reasons for moving out of state. Davis says he and his wife, JoAnn, are leaving for Fort Worth, Texas, where they can be closer to JoAnn’s family.

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