Recent News Stories

The group in charge of design plans and construction of a new harbormaster’s office in Homer has found ways to cut down on the budget. But the task force will still likely need a little extra from the city to build the new office.

Business owners, workers and residents in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are pushing for safety improvements in the historic area. The Bunnell Street Art Center has taken the lead on the project and wants more help from the city.

 

The Alaska Training Room opened its doors last year and has quickly become a favored spot among Homer exercise enthusiasts. The new business is the brainchild of Mary Jo Cambridge, who brings 25 years of experience in physical fitness training to Homer.

Homer’s annual Rotary Health Fair is still a month away but staff at South Peninsula Hospital is already getting things going. The fair’s most popular feature by far is the deeply discounted blood tests offered at the hospital.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

Hilcorp Energy Company is making preparations to conduct 3-D seismic testing near Ninilchik.  The company has submitted an application for geophysical exploration and a plan of operations for the testing.

Local halibut fishermen concerned about NOAA’s proposed halibut catch-sharing rule will have an extra two weeks to file public comments on the subject. Originally, NOAA had set a public comment period of 45 days.

After eleven years on the job, Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Benny Abraham will be retiring at the end of this school year. Abraham has spent nearly five decades working in various education positions. 

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