Recent News Stories

A bald eagle had to be euthanized Saturday after being struck and paralyzed by a vehicle. The eagle was struck while it was feasting on roadkill, something that becomes increasingly more common as the winter months approach.

Buccaneer Energy has experienced another setback in its oil and gas exploration efforts in Alaska. After spending millions of dollars to begin an onshore project east of Homer, the company is pulling up stakes and abandoning its only well at the site.

Sara Reinert, a math professor at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, is this year’s recipient of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s “Golden Apple Award.”

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

A jury today ruled in favor of the City of Homer and three Homer Police officers who were accused of acting recklessly during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport. The eight-member jury decided not to award any money to the plaintiff, Cherry Dietzmann.

Biologists and researchers took the podium for the second day of the Chinook Salmon Symposium held in Anchorage, which focused on what scientists know and what they have yet to learn about king salmon in the ocean.

The annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet is an institution in Homer, where the show has gone on for 25 years. The production was revamped three years ago when directors Breezy Berryman and Jennifer Norton took over.

A group of kids will spend the weekend outdoors foraging for their meals. Homer Wilderness Leaders, or HoWL, will teach the kids survival skills during the two-day trip.The destination for what’s called the Edible Harvest Weekend is Cottonwood Canyon.

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