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Kaylin Holmes

  • Leaders from Ketchikan’s Indigenous communities spoke passionately against inauthentic totem poles at last Thursday’s [5/16] City Council meeting, and a classic American comedy is being brought to life at Pier One Theater. The play offers a unique blend of humor and social commentary.
  • A cyclist from Homer came out on top at the U.S Professional Road Race Championship last Sunday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly greenlit efforts to acquire land for South Peninsula Hospital, and for the first time ever, an Alaska woman has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • A Homer man died Sunday morning [5/19] after being attacked by a moose, and Hope Community Resources, a statewide organization that provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently held a fundraiser walk in Soldotna.
  • Alaska’s salmon fishing season is underway, and the City of Soldotna recently adopted a master plan for its riverfront redevelopment project, a multi-year plan to create a walkable and business-friendly area along the Kenai River.
  • Homer’s 32nd Annual Shorebird Festival was last week.
  • The City of Kenai will take up an ordinance this week to remove three offenses related to sleeping in public, loitering and begging from the city’s municipal code, and Ketchikan community members are pushing back against the planned construction of a hillside market on a busy downtown street.
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough is getting public input as it updates its Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Ketchikan Borough was scammed out of about $625,000 earlier this month, and The Homer City Council approved a resolution at last night’s [5/13] meeting that makes work skiffs attached to boats exempt from paying moorage fees in Homer Harbor for the rest of the year.
  • The Harding Icefield is a massive glacial ice cap that spans between Homer and Seward.
  • A new store opened in Seward last month, bringing books and yarn to customers on the eastern Kenai Peninsula, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced several ordinances and carried out multiple commendations at Tuesday night’s meeting.
  • Indigenous knowledge doesn’t often end up on science fair posters. But for students in one Sitka High School class, traditional ecological knowledge is the center of their work, and the Army has released information about a Ft. Wainwright soldier who died over the weekend after being shot outside a Fairbanks bar.