Recent News Stories

Moviegoers across the country got an up-close look at the wild Grizzly bears of Katmai National Park over the weekend. After a two-year shoot at Hallo Bay Bear Camp, Disney’s wilderness feature “Bears” opened last Friday.

The Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer has a new look thanks to a visiting artist and a group of local volunteers who’ve created a giant sculpture out of commonly found objects. Sculptor Jarod Charzewski conceived of the large buoy sculpture.

A bill sponsored by Homer Representative Paul Seaton that would make it easier for small non-profits to participate in the “Pick.Click.Give” program passed the Alaska Legislature Monday.

The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has officially taken over ownership of the Port Graham Hatchery. The organization has plans to begin pink salmon operations later this summer.

Despite one member expressing “buyer’s remorse,” the Homer City Council narrowly approved spending $31,000 on an advertisement at its meeting Monday night. The eight-page advertisement will appear in the book “North to the Future."

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.

NOMAR Manufacturing in Homer has been churning out top-quality gear for fishermen, hunters, oilmen and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 35 years. The company was recognized for its work a few weeks ago, when it was named “Alaska Manufacturer of the Year.”

The Conoco Phillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan.

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