Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council debated a slew of budget amendments for the better part of an hour at its meeting Monday night and, as in any budget discussion, there were winners and losers.

After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.

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.

As a state Board of Game meeting wrapped up in Kenai this week, the Board of Fish got to work at the statewide finfish meeting in Achorage Tuesday. The board is addressing king salmon issues affecting fishing industries on the Kenai Peninsula.

Memorial services for Homer resident John Patrick Bunce, who died in Nome on September 1st as the result of an accident, were held this past Sunday at the Yurt Village in Homer, an event that was attended by many who knew him. 

Since the early 1960s, Homer Electric Association has provided electric power to the Kenai Peninsula, mostly with power purchased from Chugach Electric Association in Anchorage. But on Wednesday, January 1st, that all changed.

Two teenage girls are leading a robotics camp this week at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The week-long camp is thanks to a grant the girls won to focus on getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

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