Recent News Stories

A Homer man is back behind bars after an attempted escape Wednesday from the Homer jail. Twenty-two-year-old Niko Mogar allegedly tried to escape from the jail Wednesday afternoon.

The winners of Homer’s annual “Biz Idea” contest have been announced and one of them is $1,000 richer. The contest is a cooperative effort between the Friends of the Homer Library, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Small Business Development Center.

Alaska environmental regulators are responding to two fishing boats that sank south of Homer, possibly weighed down after heavy snow. The Department of Environmental Conservation says a 100-foot-by-100-foot sheen was spotted around the site where the boats sank in Jakolof Bay.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line into Homer and Kachemak City have energized a 17-mile stretch of the pipe. It’s the next step in connecting homes and businesses in both towns to the service.

Following a couple of accidents and concerns about overall safety, state planners are proposing a new airport be constructed to serve the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. The proposal calls for a new airstrip to be built between the villages.

Membership for the task force charged with finding new ways to manage salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet has been released. The 11-member group includes several representatives from the Kenai Peninsula.

Groups involved with natural resource management on the Kenai Peninsula were in Homer Thursday. The Homer Soil and Water Conversation District brought individuals together to ensure everyone is working well together.

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

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