Recent News Stories

The City of Homer wants to see more internet-based businesses in town, but officials want to make sure they’re making the area attractive enough. That’s where you come in. The city’s Economic Development Commission created a survey. 

Tech giant Google has named Homer as the 2013 “eCity” for the state of Alaska. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Google refers to its eCity award recipients as “the new digital capitals of America.” 

The state Board of Fisheries took up the issue of king salmon management at its meeting this week. The board was supposed to dive into this topic during the 2014 cycle, but given the 2012 salmon season, they got to it a year early.

Wanna-be emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can begin a round of training with Kachemak Emergency Services in Homer. Classes are currently underway and will help interested volunteers prepare for the state of Alaska’s EMT exam.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is moving forward with a plan to reconfigure schools in Soldotna. District officials have been considering the move since the fall of 2011 as a way to deal with a steady decline in the student population.

A Christmas tradition is kicking off Thanksgiving Day in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As of Thursday, the refuge will open for Christmas tree-cutting. The trees are free for personal use and the limit is one per household.

One of Homer’s oldest institutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The Homer News is marking the occasion by taking a little time to reflect on its past.

The KBBI and KDLL news team brings you the latest in our series “Peninsula Profiles,” an in-depth look at a person, place or institution on the Kenai Peninsula that we feel is worth a closer look. In this installment, Aaron Selbig takes a closer look inside one of Alaska’s best-known buildings and shares some of its secrets.

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