Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council has unanimously approved the controversial Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. The collected funds will be used to pay for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution lines for the city of Homer.

A pair of large wildfires have blazed through hundreds of acres in Soldotna and Tyonek. As of 10 p.m. tonight, a fire located near Funny River Road near Soldotna had burned more than 900 acres.

Anchor Point’s library board has been in the process of securing a new building to house the library’s 22,000-volume collection of books and media. There have been local fundraising efforts and talks to capture state dollars.

The adventures of Seldovia’s Higman-McKittirick family continued into the Central Peninsula over the weekend. They are one month into a journey that is taking them 800 miles around the shores of Cook Inlet.

The winners of Homer’s annual “Biz Idea” contest have been announced and one of them is $1,000 richer. The contest is a cooperative effort between the Friends of the Homer Library, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Small Business Development Center.

Bunnell Street Arts Center will have four artists and residence and two public art displays in Old Town over the next several months. The projects are part of revitalization efforts for the historic Homer neighborhood and are paid for with the ArtPlace grant.

Police are offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews, the man whose body was found off Homer’s Poopdeck Trail July 28. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and its teachers’ and employees’ unions have reached a tentative contract agreement. Negotiations had been going on for the last 14 months and all parties seem to be satisfied with the terms.

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