Reactions are mixed when it comes to building a new Harbormaster’s office on the Homer Spit. Concerns mostly stem from the overall cost of building and constructing the new facility.
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Homer Police have identified the body of a man who was found dead near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer Sunday night. The death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews is still under investigation.
The Homer City Council has approved a bond ordinance totaling $12.7 million. The money would be used for construction on the natural gas trunk line and distribution system with Enstar Natural Gas Company.
Homer Electric Association members will see a not-so-pleasant surprise in their January electric bills. The average HEA member can expect a rate increase of more than 10 dollars a month. The rate increase is one of the largest in a long time.
Visitors from across the state and even across the Pacific Ocean were on the Kenai Peninsula for this year’s Kenai Birding Festival. A new feature was the Big Sit, where volunteers tried to check off as many species as possible in 24 hours.
The months-long, sometimes contentious debate over the City of Homer’s wintertime tax on non-prepared foods is finally over. The Homer City Council rejected a measure to reinstate the tax at its meeting Monday night.
Kachemak Crane Watch is hoping to gather as many citizen scientists as possible to help count cranes in the Homer area. There are two more chances for crane spotting before they migrate. The group is running two studies in tandem.
A search-and-rescue effort to locate a missing snowmachiner near Caribou Lake was called off Monday when the man was located. Fisty-one-year-old Charles Moore of Homer was reported to be in good condition.