Recent News Stories

Homer Police Department officers have made five arrests related to a pair of high-profile burglaries in Homer. On October 21st, the TechConnect electronics store on Pioneer Avenue reported that it had been burglarized, with more than $4,500 worth of items missing.

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Friday that the M/V Tustumena will not return to service until July. The Tustumena went into dry-dock in Seward for a major improvement project back in November and was originally scheduled to return to service April 17th. 

Two community housing projects have received funding to move on to a second phase of expansion. The developments in Soldotna and Homer have been made possible by grants from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

Birding is a hobby that – at least on the Kenai Peninsula – has grown into something more than a hobby. Every year at this time, birders from all over the country flock to the peninsula to get a closer look at the many migratory species that call this place a temporary home.

A man who Homer Police says is responsible for robbing the Grog Shop at gunpoint Sunday night has been caught. Police believe 50-year-old John Allen Mumey may have had a homemade bomb in his possession during the crime.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line into Homer and Kachemak City have energized a 17-mile stretch of the pipe. It’s the next step in connecting homes and businesses in both towns to the service.

At least one condominium owner has filed suit against the City of Homer for the way it has assessed condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District. Ken Castner is part owner of the Kachemak Bay Title building and says his condo will be assessed six different times. 

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

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