Recent News Stories

It’s been a year since a previously unknown gal from Homer, Alaska was crowned Mrs. America – the first Alaskan to win the pageant. One year later, Vicki Sarber is back to her busy – if relatively un-glamorous – life as a wife and mother.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City. 

Hospitals across the country are looking at the possibility of lower Medicare reimbursements if they haven’t met federal benchmarks to lower readmission rates. Four hospitals in Alaska have been assessed the penalty.

Reactions are mixed when it comes to building a new Harbormaster’s office on the Homer Spit. Concerns mostly stem from the overall cost of building and constructing the new facility.

Homer Police have identified the body of a man who was found dead near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer Sunday night. The death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews is still under investigation. 

Over the weekend teams of bowlers gathered at Kachemak Bowl in Homer to help raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave had a few rolls and brought back an audio postcard.

Homer Electric Association members will see a not-so-pleasant surprise in their January electric bills. The average HEA member can expect a rate increase of more than 10 dollars a month. The rate increase is one of the largest in a long time.

A group of citizens on the Kenai Peninsula is trying to change the way voters cast their ballot in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections. Their "Better Elections initiative" would change elections in two big ways. 

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