Recent News Stories

The Alaska Aviation Centennial Celebration is barnstorming its way through the state, bringing many antique aircraft along with it. Recently it made its way through Homer. 

Buccaneer Energy has taken steps toward moving its Endeavor jack-up rig out of the Homer harbor, where it’s been anchored since arriving in Alaska in August. But City of Homer officials are eyeing a March 1st deadline for the rig’s departure.

This week is the first Harvest Moon Local Foods Week on the Kenai Peninsula. There are events going on throughout the next several days focusing on local food, restaurants and stores.

 

Homer High School is losing its principal. Dr. Allan Gee has announced that he will be leaving the school – and the state – after this school year. Gee will remain on the job until June 7th. Candidate interviews are scheduled for April 29th. 

The Homer Public Library is one of five Alaska libraries to have been designated a “Star Library” by the industry periodical, Library Journal. 

The City of Homer is looking for a few good volunteers to serve on its committees and commissions. This is a chance for interested residents to be on the ground floor of public policy.

The Kenai River Sportsfishing Association’s executive director will be in Washington, DC later this month. Ricky Gease will join other leaders of recreational fishing organizations across the country to talk about their roles and protections in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

The Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer has been re-opened after a week-long closure. The pool’s manager says the lengthy closure was preventable and with a little help from pool users, should be avoided in the future.

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