Homer officials said the city is in relatively good shape, financially speaking, and there are big plans on the horizon. Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede delivered their State of the City Address Tuesday.
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A new fire station has long been planned for the Skyline Drive area on top of the Homer bluff. Last year, the Homer City Council re-appropriated a half-million-dollar grant from the state legislature to pay for the station.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed Ninilchik beaches for razor clam harvesting through the end of the year. The area includes the north bank of Deep Creek to a marker located about 3.2 miles north of the Ninilchik River.
Volunteers from several organizations in Homer have been meeting to discuss what the city needs in terms of arts, culture, parks and recreation. The City Council received an update about the group’s progress so far during its Monday night meeting.
Basketball teams from Seldovia and Nikolaevsk will be heading to the state championships this weekend. The teams will represent the Kenai Peninsula in the 1A division. This is the first time since 1997 the Nikolaevsk Warriors have competed at the state level.
A Homer man has started an unusual business – selling hand-crafted belts, wallets and iPhone cases made out of South African ostrich skin. Ivan Heimbuch got the idea for his new business venture completely by accident.
The committee tasked with exploring the option of a vessel haul-out and repair facility at the Homer Harbor has started meeting. Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins has said making the facility a reality could be a few years out.
This year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature has reached its halfway point and so far, the big topic has been education. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig checked in with a pair of Kenai Peninsula legislators to get their thoughts on education funding and the concept of “school choice.”