Kenai Peninsula

Wild Shore fest designed to inspire, create new music

What do you hear when the tide rushes in or deviously trickles out? A soothing change of pace? A familiar and eternal breath of ebb… Continue reading

Orchestra plans multifaceted, multimedia performances

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct the spelling of Tomoka Raften’s name and to show that the cost for the student master… Continue reading

Frank Mullen

Frank Mullen, 65, died at the UW Medical Center on July 7, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.  A celebration of… Continue reading

KHLT says thanks

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Jack and Mary Lentfer Fund, a donor advised fund through the Homer Foundation, for the grant… Continue reading

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Anchor river

This evening there’s a party in Anchor Point. The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) is hosting “Take Me to the River,” a free public celebration… Continue reading

GOOD OL’ FASHIONED FUN FOR THE FOURTH

This year, the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, which means some good news for celebrants on the lower Kenai Peninsula: • Hey, you might… Continue reading

Council opposes Navy’s exercises

The Homer City Council set an apparent record at its regular Monday night meeting with what may be the largest council packet ever, a two-volume,… Continue reading

Aphids plague spruce stands

Bad bugs attacking the forest have become a recurring nightmare for Alaska. The latest alarm comes from Halibut Cove, where tiny invaders created an icky… Continue reading

Sports in Brief

Ninilchik scramble puts spotlight on decline of area’s razor clams The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce ran its first Clam Scramble Mud and Natural Obstacle course… Continue reading

Burn ban continues

Firefighters and Homer Police responded to numerous calls last week for people burning campfires, but otherwise the lower Kenai Peninsula has been spared huge wildfires… Continue reading

Export program spared from budget cuts

For growers in the Kenai Peninsula’s developing agriculture industries, exporting internationally is still an option. A Division of Agriculture inspector position that issues phytosanitary certifications,… Continue reading

Extreme conditions make it imperative to obey no burning, no fireworks rules

With the second year of little snowfall, the Homer area is seeing unprecedented conditions for wildfire. The recent fires along the Kenai River and in… Continue reading

It’s hot in Homer

Sunday’s solstice officially marked the end of spring and beginning of summer. But for practical purposes, summer arrived early on the southern Kenai Peninsula, continuing… Continue reading

Research Reserve gets new partner

More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding.… Continue reading

Red flag warning lifted for peninsula

Updated 10:40 a.m. June 18 to add that campfires are now prohibited. Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a… Continue reading

Central peninsula rallies in wake of fire

As the Card Street fire threatens more structures with each acre it expands, the Kenai Peninsula community has begun to rally around its own. Estimated… Continue reading

Ninilchik chamber plans inaugural Clam Scramble mud run Saturday

The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce is organizing its Inaugural Clam Scramble Mud Obstacle Run. This family-oriented event is set for Saturday. The chamber’s goal is… Continue reading

Writers’ conference success from opening to last chapter

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

As the latest whining about our heat wave shows, you just can’t please Homerites. Let the temperature fall below 5 degrees (“balmy,” as they say… Continue reading

Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conference

An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t… Continue reading

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