BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • When the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage awarded degrees or certificates to 151 people last Wednesday night, the event marked not just a milestone for the women and men graduating. It marked a milestone for the college, too. This year, Kenai Peninsula Col...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:24pm
  • A 5.54 earthquake hit the Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula at 6:16 a.m today. The quake was 33 miles northwest of Homer at a depth of 54 miles. Residents reported being woken up and experiencing moderate to heavy shaking, and items being knocked off shelves. Initial reports were that the quake wa...

    Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:54am
  •   The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Wednesday restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee. That committee holds hearings today at 4 p.m. at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Opera...

    Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:29pm
  • Former Homer City Manager and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Ronald Drathman, 71, died last Thursday of natural causes at South Peninsula Hospital. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Homer Elks Lodge....

    Mon, 03/03/2014 - 3:47pm
  • At a meeting and public hearing Thursday night, the Homer Public Arts Committee didn't just reject the idea of putting a bust of the late Brother Asaiah Bates in WKFL Park. It recommended not accepting into the city art collection at all a proposed donation of the $18,500 bronze bust. John Nazarian,...

    Fri, 02/28/2014 - 4:35pm
  • In a bit of internal accounting, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday meeting approved in a 6-0 vote a transfer of $300,000 from the general fund to the Port and Harbor Enterprise Fund. The transfer was part of completing a financing package to build a new Port and Harbor Building estimated ...

    Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:44pm
  • The city of Homer will not appeal a ruling last month by Superior Court Judge Huguelet in favor of Ken Castner, the condominium owner who challenged the city’s assessment rules for condominium in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. Castner filed a lawsuit against assessing individua...

    Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:29pm
  • A wind storm that blew in Thursday night has knocked out power throughout the Kenai Peninsula. As of 2:20 p.m., the outage affected Homer Electric Customers in these areas:   ·         Old Sterling Highway between Homer and Anchor Point, 358 members affe...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:44pm
  • A Soldotna truck driver hauling drilling mud was killed today in a crash near Mile 9.5 East End Road. Trevor Cunningham, 29, was ejected from his truck. Kachemak Emergency Services medics took him to South Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin have been notified, Alaska State...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:09pm

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