Recent News Stories

The Homer Chamber of Commerce helped inaugurate the start of the holiday season by lighting a Christmas tree outside their headquarters this past Friday. The chamber hopes for this to become an annual holiday season event for Homer.

Winter is here and traffic around the streets of Homer has calmed but some city officials – including members of the Transportation Advisory Committee – are putting themselves to work, trying to figure out how to improve safety on local roadways. 

The Bait and Tassels Burlesque Troupe has its own distinct style. Homer’s neo-burlesque performers give their crowds a show by showing off just enough. The troupe has been performing a new show for the last several weekends.

A group of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School got a lesson this week in the complex subject of DNA. The lesson comes from a grant from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

 

Fishermen who were around Kachemak Bay before the 1980s probably remember a time when king crab was the dominant fishery in the area. A new exhibit at the Pratt Museum in Homer takes a closer look at the time “When Crab Was King.”

Nine candidates have signed up to be on the ballot for the upcoming Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election. The ballots will be mailed to Homer Electric members on April 1st. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by April 30th. 

 

Homer Electric Association members will see a not-so-pleasant surprise in their January electric bills. The average HEA member can expect a rate increase of more than 10 dollars a month. The rate increase is one of the largest in a long time.

Clam diggers on the Kenai Peninsula will have to keep in mind a new set of rules for harvesting razor clams. For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reducing the bag limit for razor clams from 60 per day all the way down to 25. 

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