Recent News Stories

Advocates for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Senate Finance Committee reinserted $175,000 in state funding back into the budget. But the budget battle is not quite over just yet.

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

The “Good Friday Earthquake,” as it is now known, struck at 5:36 p.m., March 27th, 1964, and forever changed how parts of Alaska look. We’ll start our story at the earthquake’s epicenter in Prince William Sound.

How long is too long to wait before filing an ethics complaint against a city official? A new law proposed in Homer would have set that limit at five years but the Homer City Council put the brakes on the law, sending it back for legal review.

Participating in the management of Alaska’s resources is a tradition for residents. Citizens are able to write proposals that can directly affect who fishes or hunts for what and when. The deadline for Board of Game proposals is May 1.

The council chambers at Homer City Hall was a bustling place last Tuesday night, as many citizens came to get a look at new plans for traffic controls at the intersection of Main Street and the Sterling Highway.

The House Education Committee is considering delaying an implementation of new education standards for English and math. The new curriculum requirements were passed this year and some lawmakers say the changes could be too costly.

The board of directors for Buccaneer Energy may be taking the company in a new direction. In a news release, the Buccaneer Board of Directors announced that CEO Curtis Burton had been suspended with pay.

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