Recent News Stories

Construction crews are making progress on the natural gas trunk line and distribution systems for Homer and Kachemak City. According to Enstar Natural Gas Company, work is still underway along the Old Sterling Highway and Fairview Avenue. 

 

 

Homer city officials have plans to re-allocate funds originally considered to be used for improvements at the intersection of Main Street and the Sterling Highway. The city received a Legislative Grant totaling $2 million that was set aside to be used for the troublesome intersection.

An Anchor Point purse snatcher didn’t get very far before being caught by an Alaska State Trooper. According to a Trooper’s report, 51-year-old Kurt Lloyd Falke was arrested after stealing two purses from a church in Anchor Point.

The high school football regular season wrapped up over the weekend and a trio of Kenai Peninsula teams will once again be headed to the playoffs, which begin Friday. Soldotna has been the team to beat in the “medium schools” division all year long. 

Homer High School seniors played their final home game on the Mariner football field Saturday afternoon. Homecoming festivities kicked off Friday night with a parade. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave attended the weekend events and put together an audio postcard.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board has approved three-year contracts for the teachers and employees in the district. School officials gathered for a special session Tuesday morning. The agreements are retroactive to last year.

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. The Kenai River Sportfishing Association changed the annual three-day fishing invitational from July to August.

The driver of a commercial vehicle was killed Wednesday morning in an accident east of Homer. Alaska State Troopers report the driver of the truck was 29-year-old Soldotna resident Trevor Cunningham.

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