Recent News Stories

A pair of large wildfires have blazed through hundreds of acres in Soldotna and Tyonek. As of 10 p.m. tonight, a fire located near Funny River Road near Soldotna had burned more than 900 acres.

Homer is known for its eclectic mix of eating establishments, some of which have changed hands and menus many times over the years.  One popular café that is now offering its customers a taste of Louisiana home cooking.

The issue over whether or not to build a 160-foot microwave tower on the Homer bluff will live on for a while longer. In a decision issued last week, the Homer City Council is sending the matter back to the city Planning Commission.

A Nikiski teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student was the subject of a law enforcement manhunt Thursday afternoon. After the man threatened to commit suicide, two local schools were placed on lockdown.

Volunteers who help the City of Homer maintain the flower beds at the Baycrest Hill pullout were looking forward to seeing how a new batch of more than fifty peonies would do this summer. But a city worker found they had all been stolen.

Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, many Alaskans who lived through it are still trying to ensure the spill is not forgotten. Last week at the Homer harbor, a few of them staged a silent reminder.

Officials with the Alaska Division of Forestry say a fire that burned 12 acres near Caribou Lake over the weekend has been contained. All personnel and equipment are now off site.

Homer residents may have noticed construction crews installing sections of natural gas pipeline around town. After completing Phase One of the gasline build-out last year, Enstar Natural Gas Company is now working on Phase Two.

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