Recent News Stories

Each year, the Salvation Army gives away brand new winter clothes to help parents keep their children warm during the snowy months. Last weekend, for the first time, the charity held the giveaway inside their Homer headquarters.

 

Mayor Mike Navarre made a proclamation at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the borough assembly. September is now Hunger Action month on the Kenai Peninsula.

 

Governor Sean Parnell announced yesterday the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend will be $1,884. That’s more than double last year’s low of $900.

 

Homer Chamber of Commerce executive director Jim Lavrakas is stepping down from that position in mid-October.

 

Last week, the City of Homer rolled out the first of three planned open house meetings meant to showcase plans for a new public safety building. The first open house on Thursday addressed the need for the project and provided a space for residents to voice their doubts.

In business, the general rule is cut costs and raise revenue wherever possible. A company in Homer partially ignores this tenet to provide compostable and recyclable products to environmentally conscious businesses.

 

A very special Steller sea lion pup got a name last week at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. He’s the result of a special breeding and research program looking into the decline of the endangered marine mammals in the state.

 

The official search has been suspended for a missing kayaker on the Kenai Peninsula, pending new information.

 

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