Recent News Stories

A Canadian citizen who was planning to return home from Alaska may have to wait a little longer. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Laurence is charged with stealing $1,700 in expensive wine form the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. 

Broomballers from Alaska and Canada met at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer last weekend to compete in a broomball tournament. Two Homer teams, two Bethel teams and one Canadian team took to the ice Friday and Saturday with their brooms and special shoes.

The task force organized in October to address issues related to the Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon management plan met for the first of four meetings Friday at Kenai Peninsula College.

Members of two Kenai Peninsula high school cross-country ski teams were taken to a Valdez hospital following an accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway last week. Their bus rear-ended a DOT semi-truck.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District needs money to complete the second phase of its roof replacement schedule and upgrade the field at Homer High with turf. Board members approved a bond proposition totaling $22.9 million for the improvements.

A Port Graham man wanted for Sexual Assault of a Minor was apprehended by U.S Marshals in Tacoma, Wash. Friday. Marshals made the arrest with help from the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. Forty-nine-year old Benjamin Lee Moonin was wanted by Alaska State Troopers.

Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.

A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.

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