As business, industry and population continue to grow on the Kenai Peninsula, residents and elected officials continue to grapple with the question of how to facilitate that growth in terms of the size of government and the specific roles it plays.
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The U. S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest, federal disaster loans available to small businesses economically impacted by this year’s king salmon disaster.
Federal investigators arrived on the Kenai Peninsula Monday to examine the scene of a Sunday plane crash in Soldotna. They plan to pore over evidence at the crash site for the next week before moving their operation back to Washington, DC.
Officials and technicians with Enstar Natural Gas Company were in Homer last week to talk to a group of do-it-yourselfers with plans to convert the appliances in their homes and businesses to natural gas. The main takeaway from the discussion was "safety first."
The Homer City Council is considering changing the definition of “discontinued” in the city’s property zoning code. The wording would affect properties like the Bay View Inn that were granted a conditional-use permit after the city annexed the area in the 1980s.
The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, the Homer High School Concert Choir and members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be performing the Brahms Requiem this weekend. There are concerts in Kenai and Homer.
Homer High School students were showcasing their creative passions this weekend during the first “Colors of Homer." More than a dozen students signed up to either perform covers or original songs, play videos they had created, show pieces of art or share baked goods.
The two unions that represent the teachers and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have elected new presidents. The new union leaders addressed the school board during its meeting this month with plans to move forward.