Recent News Stories

The two-day Industry Outlook Forum wrapped up Friday in Homer but not without a “virtual” visit from Alaska’s Congressional delegation. All three members of the delegation recorded video messages to be played at the forum.

Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program.

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.

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.

Kachemak Bay State Park and the State Wilderness Park have recently applied to operate commercial heli-skiing ventures, a decision that may lead to some controversy. Officials are seeking statewide public comment.

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