Recent News Stories

A study looking at people’s attitudes toward bears on the Kenai Peninsula has been released and for the first time, examines what humans think about human-bear interaction. Researcher Rebecca Zulueta found that, overall, people have a generally positive view of our ursine neighbors.

A fiber optic line south of Soldotna belonging to Homer Electric Association was damaged earlier this month by a gunshot, although repairs were made quickly and did not disrupt communications. 

The Christmas season means candy canes, plenty of hot cocoa and trimming the tree. But it also means it’s the busiest time of the year for one man in particular. 

Local kids who just completed another school year probably have other things on their minds than hitting the books. That’s why the Homer Public Library is adding a little pizzazz to its annual summer reading program.

The upfront costs associated with piping natural gas into houses and businesses in Homer have been a major sticking point for many residents considering the switch. The largest upfront costs will be to connect with Enstar Natural Gas Company and to replace any appliances. 

Some amateur radio operators on the southern Kenai Peninsula are calling all wannabe “hams” to join them. They’ve been meeting the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Homer Public Library.

A Homer helicopter pilot who dreams of operating a helipad on the Homer Spit took his case to the city Planning Commission last week.

Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet.

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