Recent News Stories

Homer wrestling legend Steve Wolfe is now a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Wolfe is a former coach at all levels of wrestling in Homer, including the Popeye youth wrestling club and Homer and Voznesenka High Schools. 

 

As the snow pack slowly fades away, the Kenai Peninsula becomes an attractive spot for birds and bird lovers. The spring birding season is just around the corner with lots of activities and species to keep an eye out for.

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard an update on the health of South Peninsula Hospital at their meeting Tuesday night. Hospital CEO Bob Letson told assembly members that much has been happening lately.

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.

Novelist Tim O’Brien made an apperance Friday at the Mariner Theater. His book “The Things They Carried,” a collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, has been the focus of "The Big Read" in Homer.

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.

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.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. By passing the resolution, the Assembly also voiced its disapproval of a ballot initiative to get setnetting banned statewide.

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