Recent News Stories

After nine years as an active-duty general surgeon for the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Greg Hough has settled down in Homer to assist the South Peninsula Hospital, where he is now operating out of the hospital’s new full-time surgical clinic.

A proposal to build a 160-foot microwave tower atop the Homer bluff has residents in the area concerned about their property values and views of Kachemak Bay. The City of Homer Planning Commission has already signed off on the project.

A Homer helicopter pilot who dreams of operating a helipad on the Homer Spit took his case to the city Planning Commission last week.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has approved a new math curriculum, set to go into effect next school year. Rashah McChesney of the Peninsula Clarion reports the new curriculum will meet the standards adopted by the state in June.

 

Setting resolutions or goals for the New Year is a time-honored tradition. And shedding those extra pounds and getting into shape often makes the number one spot on lists at the start of the year.

A long-time Homer musician was killed in a four-wheeler accident Wednesday night. Fifty-three-year-old Ray Garrity died when his four-wheeler apparently flipped on a trail out East End Road.

The Kenai City Council heard public testimony Wednesday night regarding how the city will approach the personal use dipnet fishery this summer. Costs to keep the beaches clean have been going up in concert with growing crowds.

It’s been a year since a previously unknown gal from Homer, Alaska was crowned Mrs. America – the first Alaskan to win the pageant. One year later, Vicki Sarber is back to her busy – if relatively un-glamorous – life as a wife and mother.

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