Recent News Stories

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will loan money to the City of Homer for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The Borough Assembly approved the measure during its meeting Tuesday night.

Since 2008, Homer residents have enjoyed a seasonal tax holiday on non-prepared foods, meaning no borough or city taxes at the grocery store between September 1st and May 31st of each year. But the 4-point-5 percent city sales tax might be making a comeback.

Planning for the new Homer Harbormaster’s office could be delayed slightly. The cost of the project is a little more than the city originally thought. The current design has a price tag of a little more than $2.3 million.

The Homer City Council has allocated funds to pay for natural gas conversion of city-owned buildings. The money will come from various reserve funds.

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’s wearable art show is returning this fall. Fiber artists from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond are invited to submit creations for the November shows. This year’s theme is “Show Off.”

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.

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