Recent News Stories

A Homer author who had a big hit last year is now ready for a new edition of his book to be released. Tom Kizzia’s Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier will soon be available in paperback.

June 14th marked the 2014 season opening of the Wynn Nature Center in Homer. Staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated with a potluck and nature walk.

The annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was earlier this month in Homer. Dozens of fiction and non-fiction authors and poets met with aspiring writers for a series of panels, workshops, and readings.

The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival began Thursday, June 18th, in the middle of Kachemak Bay. Dozens of musicians gathered in the ferry Tustumena's side lounge for the annual on-board jam session to kick off the weekend celebrating sun and music.

Summer is the time for tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. While many visitors arrive on the southern peninsula by car, some choose to come by boat. Several cruise ships are expected to visit Homer throughout the season.

Alaska has diverse ecosystems that can be thrown off-balance by non-native animals and plants. This spring, the Department of Natural Resources and Fish and Game held joint training sessions on managing invasive species on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula residents found themselves without electric power Monday evening after the entire Homer Electric Association power grid went down. The exact cause of the outage remains a mystery.

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River June 11th. Despite low predictions, it’s been good fishing so far. This season’s early-run biological escapement goal is 22,000 to 42,000 fish.

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