Recent News Stories

A Kenai Superior Court judge sided with Ken Castner in a lawsuit against the City of Homer. He filed papers last March after taking issue with the way city officials were assessing condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District.

The Homer City Council appeared to be headed toward a final vote on a plan to fundamentally change the city’s water and sewer rate structure. But Homerites who have been watching the controversial issue will have to wait another month for a resolution. 

It’s Winter Carnival time in Homer again. The four-day event kicked off with a basketball tournament at Homer High School Thursday. There are performances at the Mariner Theatre scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights and the  parade begins at noon on Saturday.

Passengers aboard an Era Alaska flight got quite a scare Wednesday (yesterday) when their aircraft’s landing gear collapsed shortly after landing at the Homer Airport. No one wwas reported injured in the incident.

Kenai Peninsula news organizations were well-represented Saturday at the annual Alaska Press Club banquet in Anchorage, where statewide awards are given out for excellence in journalism.

Two proposals to modify the City of Homer’s wintertime tax holiday on non-prepared foods were narrowly defeated at Monday night’s city council meeting. But the grocery tax issue will be back for one more round.

At the end of the year, Homer Electric Association will begin generating all its own power. HEA’s contract to buy electricity from Chugach Electric is up, but the co-op isn’t done there. Plans are in the early stages for more generating capacity.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is fine-tuning its budget for the next school year. In the 2013-2014 school year, the district expects to spend roughly $148 million, but it’s only expecting revenue totaling about $143 million. 

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