Recent News Stories

The volunteer organization that helps keep the doors open at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena is looking for new funding. Monthly loan payments for the facility are set to double in about 18 months. The facility is one of only four in the nation that’s privately owned.

The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, the Homer High School Concert Choir and members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be performing the Brahms Requiem this weekend. There are concerts in Kenai and Homer. 

School districts across the nation are taking up some challenging questions following the events at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school that left 26 people dead Friday. Kenai Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater offered his thoughts over the weekend on the school’s blog.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly answered the question about funding non-profit organizations without putting it to the public. The Assembly saw enough economic value in the spending to leave it alone, at least for now.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to construct a new building for the purpose of storing hazardous waste, as part of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Borough was levied the fines following a 2009 inspection of a storage facility in Soldotna.

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has received a national honor that has only gone to a select few conservation organizations. Land trust officials hope the recognition will help them in their efforts to conserve wild lands on the Kenai Peninsula.

Leaders with the youth development program known as 4-H are trying to expand services in Homer. University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H and Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd says Homer was actually the birthplace of 4-H in Alaska in the 1930s.

Kenai Peninsula residents will be asked to cut back on their energy use Tuesday. In a scheduled test of the “Energy Watch” system, the public will be asked to practice energy use reduction.

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