Recent News Stories

School districts across the nation are taking up some challenging questions following the events at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school that left 26 people dead Friday. Kenai Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater offered his thoughts over the weekend on the school’s blog.

Homer’s new transfer facility building is up and running. Design and construction took about two-and-a-half years and cost roughly $10 million.

 

Leaders with the youth development program known as 4-H are trying to expand services in Homer. University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H and Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd says Homer was actually the birthplace of 4-H in Alaska in the 1930s.

After this year’s poor fishing season, the call has been made by fishermen and political leaders for more economic data concerning the role of commercial and sportfishing in the local economy.  The first small steps toward getting that information were taken this week.

A new study from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Montana takes a closer look at the spruce bark beetle epidemic that wiped out 1,500 square miles of trees on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s.

Razdolna and Nikolaevsk will be sharing a Russian teacher starting this fall. This is the first time in eight years either school has had a dedicated teacher for the language. Effimia Litvin will be splitting time between the two villages.

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Voters will have a chance to decide who will help make decisions for the city during the October 1st election: incumbent Bryan Zak or newcomers Justin Arnold, Gus Van Dyke and Corbin Arno.

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