Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council debated a slew of budget amendments for the better part of an hour at its meeting Monday night and, as in any budget discussion, there were winners and losers.

Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve are still there. The Coast Guard is still in a holding pattern, waiting for a plan of attack and the right equipment to get the F/V Leading Lady and the F/V Kupreanof out of the water.

The Homer City Council is taking a close look at its Capital Improvement Project – or CIP – list, deciding which projects might be worthy of state and federal funding. One new project in particular received a lot of attention at a council work session Monday.

A Seldovia family that has made a habit of taking on long journeys around some of the wildest parts of Alaska is at it again. Later this month, they’ll be taking off from their yurt on the south side of Kachemak bay for an 800-mile walk along the entire coast of Cook Inlet. 

Memorial services for Homer resident John Patrick Bunce, who died in Nome on September 1st as the result of an accident, were held this past Sunday at the Yurt Village in Homer, an event that was attended by many who knew him. 

Since the early 1960s, Homer Electric Association has provided electric power to the Kenai Peninsula, mostly with power purchased from Chugach Electric Association in Anchorage. But on Wednesday, January 1st, that all changed.

Two teenage girls are leading a robotics camp this week at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The week-long camp is thanks to a grant the girls won to focus on getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

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