Recent News Stories

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.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting its budget process for next school year. District officials are looking for community members to lend a hand in deciding how the money will be used.

A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed, but the encounter was a scary one. Toby Burke Burke says the bear had been acting somewhat erratically.

Governor Sean Parnell released his budget for the next fiscal year last Friday, and it’s nearly $1.1 billion less than the current year’s general fund spending. Two big-ticket Homer projects would be funded with state and federal dollars.

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.

Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, or CINGSA, is seeking a judgment in Kenai Superior Court to clear up a property dispute. CINGSA operates the natural gas storage facility just off Bridge Access Road in Kenai.

The 2012 commercial salmon fishery in Lower Cook Inlet is now in the books. Taking a look back at the season, Glen Hallowell, management biologist for the Department of Fish and Game in Homer, offers up some numbers. 

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