Recent News Stories

Image Courtesy of Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Homer-Downtown and the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay co-sponsored a suicide prevention workshop at Homer’s Faith Lutheran Church last week. The training was intended to empower participants with the knowledge and confidence necessary to help prevent suicide.

Devin Iredale-Sharp - Photo Courtesy of Ahna Iredale through Homer High School's Facebook Page

Family, friends, and community members are remembering a local high school student who passed away this month. Devin Iredale-Sharp was found dead in Cooper Landing on April 17th. He was 18 years old.

A missing boater was found dead in the waters near Seldovia on Monday. He was identified as local character and community member, Robert Purpura, of Seldovia.

Ranger Roger MacCampbell - Photo Courtesy of the Homer News

Roger MacCampbell, or "Ranger Roger," is retiring this month as chief ranger of Kachemak Bay State Park after 30 years on the job. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with MacCampbell at the Trails Symposium about changes to the park, the state budget, and his hopes for the future.

Bishops Beach - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

For months we've heard from residents of Homer who are struggling with a vision for revitalized and safer beaches. We've also repeatedly heard the same arguments for and against change. But, today we’ll hear from an age group often seen as part of the problem when it comes to cleaning up Homer’s beaches. A group of students from Homer High School and West Homer Elementary who have their own vision for the Bishop’s Beach.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Every five years the City of Homer updates a document that details how the city plans to reduce the danger posed by potential disasters. The All Hazard Mitigation Plan must be reviewed and revised if the city is to qualify for funding provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Rock Walk Challenge Participants and their Stones - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A handful of people came together to perform a simple symbolic act Sunday to take a stand against sexual violence. The participants hope their actions shine a light locally on a problem that numbers show is out of control in Alaska.

Damaged Section of Kachemak Drive - Photo Courtesy of Brandy McGee

 

     Heavy rain washed out a portion of Kachemak Drive in Homer and the road has been closed to through traffic. The pavement caved in about a half mile from the intersection of Spit Road and Ocean Drive. 

     The Department of Transportation, Homer Police, and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department were on scene assessing the damage Sunday. Officials are directing drivers to use East End Road access until further notice.

 

 

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