Recent News Stories

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan. At the center of the proposed plan is a stock specific, life history-based approach to research focused on 12 indicator stocks, from across the state.

Opponents of a plan to build a 160-foot microwave tower in a Homer neighborhood took their argument before the City of Homer’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday night. The board has yet to make a decision whether to grant a permit for the tower’s construction.

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its 2013 summer schedule Wednesday, a little bit earlier than usual. Ferry chief Mike Neussl said in a news release that releasing the schedule early would benefit the communities and businesses served by the marine highway system, giving extra time to plan trips and to book them in advance. 

Homer city officials have been discussing the need for a new public safety building. The proposed facility would house the police station, fire hall and the jail at a cost of about $15 million.

The summer drilling season is getting closer and operators in Cook Inlet have big plans for 2013. Hilcorp has submitted a request to amend its operations plan for its projects in the Ninilchik unit, onshore about 40 miles north of Homer.

A motorcyclist injured in an vehicle accident Saturday in Homer is expected to survive his injuries. Twenty-eight--year-old Joseph Essex was transported via air ambulance helicopter to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and was admitted to the ICU. He is expected to recover from his injuries. 

A rash of recent burglaries in downtown Homer has Homer Police officers on high alert. The latest burglary took place over the weekend at Tech Connect, the locally-owned electronics store on Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer. 

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City. 

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