Recent News Stories

Eight students have received diplomas from Ninilchik School. Family, friends and community members showed up Monday night in the school’s gym to cheer for the graduating seniors. By far the largest award of the night was the Erling Kwaznikof College Education Scholarship.

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.

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts.

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 In the City of Homer, voters appear to have repealed the city’s ban on plastic shopping bags, although more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots remain.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Homer Representative Paul Seaton, Alaska has new holiday. Beginning this year, Jay Hammond Day will be celebrated on July 21st. 

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