Recent News Stories

During a luncheon at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage last Thursday, Governor Sean Parnell unveiled his proposed 2015 state budget. The budget contains funding for a handful of construction projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

There’s an effort underway to try to get a 4H club in Homer off the ground. But with all the clubs and activity already available for youth, the group is trying to figure out how a club could benefit kids and current organizations alike.

 

Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet.

The Alaska Senate’s Finance Committee unveiled its 2015 capital budget last Monday, including nearly $2 billion for a variety of projects across the state. On the Kenai Peninsula, the committee proposes about $63.5 million for dozens of projects.

The Nordwind, an antique 86-foot racing yacht that recently completed the Northwest Passage, is currently docked in the Homer harbor and will remain there for the rest of the winter. Peter Sheppard caught up with the crew of the Nordwind and tells its story.

After counting more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots Friday morning, the city’s canvass board declared unofficial election results showing incumbent council member Bryan Zak as the winner of one of two open seats.

Alaska author Dana Stabenow has big plans – and they have nothing to do with the plot of her next crime fiction novel. Stabenow hopes to turn her 10-acre property outside of Homer into a writers retreat dedicated to fostering the skills of female writers.

Homer’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet has going strong for 24 years, although last year saw some significant changes to the show. Audiences can expect to see some new twists in the production this year.

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