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.
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Buccaneer Energy’s ‘Endeavor’ jack-up rig is still parked at the Homer harbor nearly two months after its arrival. Company officials say the rig will soon be moving to drill in the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point but the State of Alaska says that’s not likely.
A new study from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Montana takes a closer look at the spruce bark beetle epidemic that wiped out 1,500 square miles of trees on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s.
Razdolna and Nikolaevsk will be sharing a Russian teacher starting this fall. This is the first time in eight years either school has had a dedicated teacher for the language. Effimia Litvin will be splitting time between the two villages.
Leading up to this week’s deadline to submit objections to the city’s special assessment district, Homer officials have hosted neighborhood meetings, public hearings and created a page on the city website to explain how the plan would work. Still, some residents have lingering questions.
Wanna-be emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can begin a round of training with Kachemak Emergency Services in Homer. Classes are currently underway and will help interested volunteers prepare for the state of Alaska’s EMT exam.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is moving forward with a plan to reconfigure schools in Soldotna. District officials have been considering the move since the fall of 2011 as a way to deal with a steady decline in the student population.
A Christmas tradition is kicking off Thanksgiving Day in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As of Thursday, the refuge will open for Christmas tree-cutting. The trees are free for personal use and the limit is one per household.