Recent News Stories

Customers of Alaska Communications in Soldotna, Kenai and Homer can now take advantage of faster 4G LTE wireless broadband network. The Juneau Empire reports that the broadband provider announced Friday that its customers with 4G enabled devices will have access to much faster wireless data speeds.

 

For decades, teacher and wrestling coach Steve Wolfe positively affected the lives of hundreds of student-athletes in Homer and beyond. Coach Wolfe passed away Sunday after a four-month fight against a rare disease of the nervous system.

Citing “aggressiveness” in its operations, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has handed down several orders to energy producer Hilcorp, and a $115,000 civil penalty.

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. 

 

It’s been more than four years since an eruption at Mt. Redoubt and questions still linger about the potential hazards of storing oil there. Both the industry and environmental groups have come out in support of construction of a sub-sea pipeline.

The annual Homer Shorebird Festival is set to kick off in May but this year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is making some small changes. Upon registering, attendees will be provided with proof of their registration that will grant them access to all events.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

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