Recent News Stories

Homer’s deepwater dock will be undergoing a few improvements starting at the end of this month. The city is waiting on a delivery of materials and for Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavor jack-up rig to move out of the Homer Harbor before work can commence.

If you’ve ever thought you might like to run for public office, now is the time to get the ball rolling. The candidacy filing period for this year’s municipal and borough elections is now open.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and its teachers’ and employees’ unions have reached a tentative contract agreement. Negotiations had been going on for the last 14 months and all parties seem to be satisfied with the terms.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. By passing the resolution, the Assembly also voiced its disapproval of a ballot initiative to get setnetting banned statewide.

Photojournalist Jim Lavrakas is well-known to many Alaskans for his 30-year career with the Anchorage Daily News but since moving to Homer in 2010, Lavrakas has also been involved with the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This August, he’s set to become the organization’s executive director.

A Canadian citizen who was planning to return home from Alaska may have to wait a little longer. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Laurence is charged with stealing $1,700 in expensive wine form the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. 

As the Alaska State Legislature inches closer toward passage of controversial oil tax reform legislation, citizens across the state are letting their voices be heard on the matter. Kenai Peninsula residents got a chance to do just that during a committee meeting Monday.

The Ageya Wilderness Center in Homer recently installed a wind turbine on its property - one of the largest of its kind on the Kenai Peninsula. Now up and running, the turbine is providing the center with a steady supply of energy.

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