Recent News Stories

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts.

The 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough election is in the bag and most key races and ballot initiatives have been decided. In the City of Homer, voters appear to have repealed the city’s ban on plastic shopping bags, although more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots remain.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Homer Representative Paul Seaton, Alaska has new holiday. Beginning this year, Jay Hammond Day will be celebrated on July 21st. 

The annual Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference is set to take place this June in Homer and registration is currently open. This year’s speaker is poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a world-renowned poet who is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes of poetry.

The Russian Orthodox church in Ninilchik was dedicated in 1901 and built by Aleksei Oskolkoff. At the time the church was built, there were almost 100 people living in the village, a mix of Russian families and Dena’ina people. 

The KBBI and KDLL news team brings you the latest in our series “Peninsula Profiles." In this installment, Ariel Van Cleave met up with Ray DeMeo at his workshop just outside of Anchor Point. DeMeo has been professionally building stringed instruments for nearly 20 years.

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