Kenai Peninsula

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

Rural housing program marks 50-year milestone

Peppered around the Central Kenai Peninsula are islands of housing units easily attained by low-income, first-time homebuyers. No down payment is required, and mortgage installments… Continue reading

World comes to Seldovia to sing

Next weekend is the summer solstice. The appropriate audio accompaniment to all that daylight is the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, slated for June 18-21… Continue reading

Announcements

A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by local teen group Lead On!… Continue reading

Alaskans need to unite against Navy exercises

I was one of the many local citizen activists who rose up in response to the catastrophic 1989 Exxon oil spill in our home waters… Continue reading

Community, creativity catalysts of conference

Creative writing is a solitary and intense endeavor, so it is important for writers to find kindred spirits who can understand, support and inspire them.… Continue reading

Road construction has begun:

Springtime in Alaska brings green-up and road construction. Cautionary road-work signs are blooming like flowers along Kenai Peninsula highways. Major projects will affect area drivers… Continue reading

Royalty among us

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of… Continue reading

Mumford tapped for fish board

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am… Continue reading

Help available to veterans; Stand Down set for this week

Did you serve in the military? Do you know any veterans living on the lower Kenai Peninsula? Call and let them know about an exciting… Continue reading

Announcements

Homer Stand Down, May 29-30, is a free event at the Homer Elks Lodge for all military veterans from the lower Kenai Peninsula, including Ninilchik,… Continue reading

Assembly scheduled to vote on budget at June 2 meeting

Debate over the value of marketing, small business development and the Kenai Peninsula’s economic development district dominated budget discussion May 19 as Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Connections principal leaves with 2015 graduates

Connections Home School Program Principal Lee Young left the school along with the 2015 graduating class. At the commencement ceremony held at Soldotna High School,… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court denies city petition in Castner case

“Denied.”In a terse, five-line ruling on May 21, the Alaska Supreme Court made that judgment on the city of Homer’s petition for review of Kenai… Continue reading

HEA seeking to stabilize rates

Homer Electric Association customers should see rates stabilize in the near future, general manager Bradley Janorschke said at HEA’s annual meeting last Thursday in Homer… Continue reading

3 companies bid on 7 inlet leases

Bidding was modest in the state’s annual Cook Inlet areawide lease sale held May 7, a symptom of low crude oil prices and a limited… Continue reading

Personal bests, hospitality mark meet

The Homer High School track was abuzz last weekend with teams from around the state as the Mariners track and field team hosted their first… Continue reading

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