Recent News Stories

Kids across the nation will be out selling lemonade this weekend. Saturday is Lemonade Day and the western Kenai Peninsula is getting in on the action.This year, there will be lemonade stands popping up in various locations in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna. 

The sinking of two commercial fishing vessels in Jakalof Bay near Homer has local oyster growers concerned about possible environmental effects. A Coast Guard spokesperson says the F/V Leading Lady is reported to have about 50 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown quantity of hydraulic oil on board.

Artist Emily Johnson is bringing her multi-media installation Niicugni to Homer’s Pier One Theatre this weekend. The performance includes dance, music, storytelling and dozens of hand-sewn fish-skin lanterns.

The months-long, sometimes contentious debate over the City of Homer’s wintertime tax on non-prepared foods is finally over. The Homer City Council rejected a measure to reinstate the tax at its meeting Monday night.

Every two years, the Tamamta Katurlluta ceremony is held in Homer to celebrate the heritage of Alaska Native tribes living in the region. KBBI’s Peter Sheppard attended the event Saturday and has this story.

A search-and-rescue effort to locate a missing snowmachiner near Caribou Lake was called off Monday when the man was located. Fisty-one-year-old Charles Moore of Homer was reported to be in good condition.

Congress has just a few weeks to act on the request for federal disaster aid to local fishermen affected by this year’s historically low run of king salmon.  The Alaska congressional delegation Tuesday received some updated information.

Just weeks after top executives for Buccaneer Alaska were fired, the company is making moves to shore up its financial situation. In a news release Wednesday, the company said it was selling off its remaining 25 percent interest in the Cosmopolitan drilling project.

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