Recent News Stories

Pickle ball has made its way to Homer. People have been gathering for game nights at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex to play.The sport takes a little from badminton, a little from tennis and just a touch from table tennis.

     There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the first part of a series we’re calling “Roadside Attractions,” we head north about 20 miles to Anchor Point.

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.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

This month’s Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center was focused on the effects of climate change on Kachemak Bay. The event brought together researchers working in the Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet region. 

The Board of Directors for Buccaneer Energy has a new look again, just weeks after an attempt to overtake the board by two Singapore-based investment companies was only partially successful. In a press release, the company announced three of the six board members resigned.

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. The original deadline to move the Endeavor rig was March 20th but that deadline has now been moved back by a week.

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