Recent News Stories

The Higman-McKittrick family from Seldovia is making progress on its 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. They looked a little worn when they arrived in Homer earlier this week, fresh off a hiking trip around Kachemak Bay from Seldovia.

This month’s meeting of the Borough’s Anadromous Streams Task Force started off with a discussion about semantics. At issue was the role of the mayor’s Chief of Staff Paul Ostrander, who is serving on the task force as group’s facilitator. 

The Seldovia Museum is playing host to 24 handmade dolls from remote Alaska Native communities across the state. The dolls are Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq. Homer resident Gert Seekins has been collecting the dolls over the years.

The winners for this year’s Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest had a chance to read their pieces to a packed house Friday night. Thirteen authors stepped on stage at the Homer Council on the Arts gallery to read their prize-winning pieces.

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

More and more Homer and Kachemak City residents have been signing up for natural gas as the pipeline makes its way into both towns. At last check, Enstar has received 207 applications for service. 

A new online tool developed by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council and the Alaska Ocean Observing System went live last week, just in time to be put to use tracking developments off Kodiak Island with the grounding of the drilling rig Kulluk.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.

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