Recent News Stories

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.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers were standing room only Monday night when Senator Peter Micciche held a public meeting about House Bill 77, the controversial piece of legislation that aims to streamline DNR permitting.

A plan to overhaul the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure is now on the fast track. At its meeting last Monday night, the Homer City Council heard testimony about the plan and cleared the way for its passage later this month. 

A long-time Homer physician has been elected Chief of Staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. William Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center. He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for over 30 years.

As scientists attempt to better understand the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, they are taking a closer look at what the whales eat. But studying the dining habits of beluga whales is harder than you might think.

Homer High School’s boys and girls cross country teams headed to the state competition in Anchorage Saturday. The race was held at the Bartlett High School cross country race course.

Schools in Razdolna and Nikolaevsk could have a new Russian teacher for next year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been accepting applications to fill the newly-created position.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is nearing the finish line on one of its marine debris art pieces, which is destined for the Anchorage Dena'ina Center in February. The 12-foot tall jellyfish is made  from garbage that has washed ashore on local beaches.

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